Climbed hills out of the Mississippi valley. Nice farmland with cows corn and soybeans. Lunch at Dels in St Charles was great - an omelet with pie is a bit unusual, but tasted great. They even had a birthday special for Abby!
Saw a church building with a bridal shop in the front - one stop shopping!
To avoid dirt roads took US 14 into Rochester, where we met a man who'd taken long bike trips out to Mt Rushmore and the Tetons with his own son. He was interesting to listen to.
Nice bike path next to Bear Creek in Rochester, then headed west on 7th St and picked up US 14 again, but it's a very heavily used 4 lane and even with a good shoulder wasn't much fun.