We drive up Bliss Road until we reach the end, and voila!–we have arrived. The observation deck up here is about 600 feet above the town of La Crosse, and the highest point of Grandad Bluff is about 1,200 feet above sea level. . .pretty high for the great plains of the midwest United States. We can see across the Mississippi River into Minnesota and Iowa from this spot. . .we are lucky to have blue skies and puffy clouds looking down on us. . .the breezes are warm, the sun is sparkling, the space is wide open, and there is very little out here to impede our movement. What a joy and an honor to have the opportunity to explore this part of the planet. . .the midwest is being beddy beddy good to us so far. . .jaaaa!
This is known as the ‘Driftless Region’ of Wisconsin because for some reason the glaciers did not push through this area during the most recent ice ages. Because of this the land here is more jagged and rugged than the smoother rolling hills that we see deeper in central Wisconsin. . .topography is FUN! Fascinating stuff to learn as we continue our exploration of the midwest of America.
I send you vast vibes from Grandad Bluff in La Crosse, Wisconsin. . .feel them. . .they are good for your respiratory system.
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It’s lovely out there.