Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Road Trip '09: Faribault, Minnesota, Day 2

Day two was mostly a driving day; we drove through the beautiful farming lands of Kentucky, and on through the rest of Kentucky into Illinois. Shortly after we crossed over the border, we stopped in Metropolis, IL, the self-proclaimed home of Superman:

This fifteen-foot statue keeps a constant, unmoving watch over the small town:

I assume that if any Bad Men were lurking in his town, he would come to life and bring them to Justice.

The town is steeped in Superman; there is even a Super Museum. Fortunately for a two-and-a-half year-old, there are a few other interesting things to see, like this dolled-up mouse:

There were plenty of interesting colors, textures, and geometrical arrangements for a back alley photography study, but I'll limit myself to posting just one of them here:


We ate at the Hardees in Metropolis, easily the least-super meal of this trip (a place like Hardees should not attempt burritos and tacos), and drove a couple hundred miles more through Illinois. There is a lot of road construction going on there.

We spent the night in Champaign, IL, and on day three made it into Iowa.

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