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So many red flags

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Nope.

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Awesome mailbox #21

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I hardly know her!

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Highway Companion

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David, a Vietnam vet, has done about 150 “peace walks” since late 2002, carrying his sign three and a half miles along this rural stretch of US 14. We walked side by side for a while, chatting. A bunch of people waved to David or honked in support, but he said people used to throw things at him when he first started.

He is also the editor of the local paper and a painter (both canvas and mural).

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Angry firemen

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This isn’t the first time I’ve seen this version of Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima with firemen, but with the flag missing it just looks like they’re having a fistfight.

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Every patch of Earth

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has a story to tell

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Close-up of the memorial

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Goat contortionist

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Accidental art #2

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While I was futilely trying to get a good photo of an emu, I looked down and saw this image on my phone screen.

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Frank Lloyd Wright

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Great quotation at the end

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The Wisconsin River

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HOLY CRAPOLA!

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My conversation with Steve, a man of infectiously unbridled enthusiasm, started something like this:

Steve: Where the hell are you going?!
Me: Oregon!
Steve: HOLY CRAPOLA! That’s awesome!
Me: Thanks!
Steve: Where’d you start?
Me: New York City!
Steve: HOLY CRAPOLA! Well, welcome to southern Wisconsin!

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I’d always wanted to know but been too embarrassed to ask.

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Amos is a good influence

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Tent caterpillars

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These horrible monsters are all over southern Wisconsin right now. I bet I literally saw half a million of them smushed on the road today.

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What a bizarre sign

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The Bat Cave

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Gotham, WI

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Is this a speed limit?

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27 miles! Also, 92 degrees!