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Before I even left Waukesha for River Falls Sunday I encountered several cyclists at Kwik Trip just finishing their first Iron Butt Ride around Lake Michigan. It's 4:30 in the morning and they just rode over a thousand miles in 24 hours! They'd do it again, but not this time of year. It got down to the 20s in Northern MI.
As I began my own Iron Butt Ride to and from River Falls in the same day, a total of 600 miles, I soon realized how important having properly adjusted headlights is. The patchy, thick fog was near impossible to drive through with the headlights on my borrowed pickup truck all askew. I don't know how the cyclists did it without windshield wipers and defrosters. The drive to River Falls is a beautiful, near straight shot diagonally across WI via I-94 but, at the moment, not able to see where I was going I was concerned if I didn't drive fast enough I'd risk being rear ended and going too fast I may crash into something myself.
Wind wasn't the only thing stiff downtown Saturday as close to 200 zombies ambled and moaned along a 1.62 mile route to benefit HAWS and Waukesha County Food Pantry. It was the second annual Waukesha Zombie Walk and the first time I'd seen it. It was fun for everyone, thanks in large part to dry and not too cold weather. I may have to join them next year.
Been stocking up on peanut butter lately. Due to heat and drought in the South, we'll be seeing huge increases by November.
Pick 'N Save ran a one week sale on the larger size of Skippy: two for $6.00. Bought a couple 26.5 ounce jars of Extra Crunchy Skippy Natural Super Chunk. Since a cash register coupon for a dollar off our next shopping trip printed out with the purchase, effectively making it two for $5.00, I bought a couple more before the sale ended Wednesday.