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DAY 26: GREENWOOD, IN TO MARION, IL

Greenwood, Indiana marks our first stop on our 26th day. We saw a large blowup bald eagle that had an American flag printed on its body. We continued on and we then would come across the Martinsville Fire Department. It was Saturday, and every Saturday morning they bring out the Fire Engine, turn on the lights, and lift the ladders for cleaning and inspection. We met a nice couple at a town market selling handcrafted metal tools. They said they even got it to 55mph once! On our way out of Indiana there were some clean 1962 VW beach buggies. The proud owners and their partners got them from California. We entered Evansville, Indiana and on the Ohio River there was a sandbar where many people would pull their boats up to. The people here seemed to be having a great day out on the River. In the heart of downtown Evansville, The Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse, often called the “Old Courthouse,” sits. It was once the center of Vanderburgh County, Indiana government and was built in 1890. The building’s architecture was magnificent from multiple angles. As we proceeded down route 62 between Mt. Vernon and Evansville we saw the famous Kitchen Canister Silos. First painted by the Hordynski family in 1985, they were restored in 2020. As we crossed into Illinois, there was a biker driving a trike with a huge American Flag that was almost as long as the vehicle itself. On our way westward, we started to see more trains. These massive machines are really incredible and the railroads help tell a great story of American History. We crossed the Wabash Memorial bridge across the Wabash River between the towns of Mt. Vernon, IN and New Haven, IL. Along the countryside roads we passed by vast fields of corn and soybeans. We got some nice pictures showing the I.D. 4 traveling next to these fields and corn stalks. We found a fun little puppet attached to a mailbox. It was very quaint and matched the aesthetic nicely. We then saw Big John and his grocery bags in front of Big John Super Store in Metropolis, IL.  In the evening, there was a hot air balloon taking people a bit off the ground in the shopping mall parking lot. After driving the correct 250 mile range, with thanks to Marion VW and Jared we were able to charge the I.D. 4 over the weekend inside their dealership.

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