After finishing up MN-60E, I left Wabasha, MN and crossed into Wisconsin.
Nelson, WI is just across the state line and a large group of classic cars, all Pontiacs, were parked at the Nelson Creamery so I stopped to take a few photos. I like all the various hood ornaments and the pair of really old ones even had wooden wheels.
I continued south on WI-35 all the way to Fountain City. From there, I headed up WI-95 to Arcadia. I have never ridden WI-95 before and it was fun. I had to watch out for a little loose gravel and some tar snakes close to Fountain City but the road steadily improved. It's a fun road with a lot of curves and great landscapes. Fun fact: Arcadia is home to Gold'n Plump chicken. Not-so-fun fact: Arcadia does not have an arcade.
I headed back towards Fountain City and I swear the ride was even better headed in that direction. I stopped along the way to take a few photos (just in case you know this road really well, yes, the bike is facing north as I turned around briefly to take these shots).
At this point, I was really hungry so I hurried back to Alma as I saw a little BBQ place I couldn't stop thinking about, Pier 4 Cafe & Smokehouse. I got there just before they closed at 2pm, drank a bunch of water, and cleaned my plate. It was awesome.
I continued north and it seems like there is quite a bit of construction between Maiden Rock and Red Wing. It looks like all new pavement but construction crews had multiple sections down to single lanes as they installed new guardrails. I hope they finish before the Flood Run. After Red Wing, I headed up County Road O and snapped some photos at the Gas-Lite as people were getting set up for the SCVR Chili Feed.
I zipped down Country Road OO, rejoined WI-35, and stopped briefly in Prescott to chug a large Gatorade before riding home. Did I mention it was hot? I got stuck in traffic but made it home around 5:30. Overall, the day was awesome. I set out to ride and I rode.