I made a day of it. I packed mac-n-cheese, single-serve cinnamon applesauce and a travel-mug of coffee for lunch, as well as another applesauce, a banana, and a mini blueberry pie for later, and rode out to Pere Marquette Park for my 59 mile ride. Along the way, I stopped and had lunch at a park in The Terraces, where there was evidently a once-famous german-born grape grower and wine maker in the era of steamboats. After that, I stopped at the Elsah General Store and bought a bottle of Fitz' Root Beer and a tub of Ted Drew's Frozen Custard (vanilla) and made my own rootbeer float with the now-empty travel mug. The weather in this area has been very nice all week, so I was quite comfortable for the entire trip. One thing I was not at all prepared for was the Monarch Butterflies. On my return leg, I swear I saw more monarch butterflies flutter by than I have seen butterflys TOTAL in the past ten years combined. Between Elsah and Piasa Creek, there was literally on of these orange and black flitters every ten feet for at least a mile. I guess the milkweed corridor in the US worked, and now their back in force. I didn't take many pics, but here's the few I got.