BOOM! It’s a highway called The Great River Road. . .jaaa!! The Great River Road runs along the east bank of the Mississippi River here in Wisconsin. We are driving the section between the towns of Prairie du Chien and La Crosse on the western edge of Wisconsin–Minnesota is just across the river, and it is most wonderful. . .the traffic is light, the skies are patchy blue with bunches of puffy clouds, the breezes are warm, and the mighty Mississippi is rollin’ along as it has done for thousands of years. . .what an honor to be here–mmm, aaaahh!
This is known as the ‘Driftless Region’ of Wisconsin. . .it is so named because for some reason the glaciers never penetrated and floated through this area during the numerous Ice Ages that North America has experienced. So with no glacier penetration the land was not smoothed out and tamped down like other areas of Wisconsin. . .this means that there are lots of protruding hills, cliffs, and jagged bluffs for us to enjoy as we wind our way up and down the lovely Great River Road making for a wonderful contrast to the smooth rolling hills in the central part of the state. Wow, there’s your topography lesson for the day. . .you are very welcome:-).
Anyway, I recommend that you check this area out if you ever find yourself wandering around along the upper Mississippi River. What a treat to discover the ‘Driftless Region’ and see that the border between Wisconsin and Minnesota is rugged, various, and worthy of exploration. Totally soothing to cruise along on these easygoin’ roads in a meditative state while enjoying the passage of time during our mysterious existence.
I send you ‘driftless’ vibes from the Great River Road of Wisconsin. . .feel them. . .they are wide open and good for your circulation.
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It’s lovely out there.