24 July 2012

Dr. Evermore's Forevertron

The road goes ever on and on....
“It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
- J.R.R. Tolkien

It's been an eventful few days.  We ended up taking a rest day in Madison.  We took our bikes to a bike shop and met a friendly bike mechanic named Martin.  He did some work on my bike, adjusting my derailers and switching the pedals on my bike to platforms (from clip-ins).  He suggested that we go to a place called "Dr. Evermore's," but he insisted it would be better if we knew nothing about it.  His enthusiasm convinced us.  The next day we set out on our mysterious adventure.  It was a perfect day for riding: slightly overcast, flattish riding, nice and cool.

We finally made it to our destination, but what we found confused us a little.  It looked like a few metal sculptures in front of a junk yard.  Martin, was this the great thing you wanted us to see?  

Looks like a junk yard, right?

But then we decided to investigate further.  We trusted that Martin would send us only to a super neat location.  And we were right to trust him:  he led us to a glorious scrap metal sculpture park. It has the "Forevertron," which is the largest scrap metal sculpture in the world.

This is what the entrance looks like.


Its eyes are made of survey medallions.  So clever.

The ants go marching one by one, hurrah! Hurrah! 

I enjoyed the shiny metal.

Crossing swords. :)

I love the details.

These girls were running around playing with the sculptures-- turns out they make sounds!

Some of them are really tall!

Love the colors.

Three heads are better than one.

These guys reminded me of Transformers.

They're a cute, tiny army.  

Thanks, Martin!!!

After that fun adventure, we continued on our way to find more beautiful Wisconsin scenery (and several VERY STEEP hills).

An old, abandoned house.

Beautiful countryside.

Roadside wildflowers.

We climbed over those hills.

Finally we stopped to camp on the side of our bike trail.  70 miles.  Nice.

We're so cute.

Lovely camping site.  Very cozy.

The next day was blistering hot.  Actually, there was a heat advisory for the area.  We got about 7 miles before we agreed it was hazardous to our health to continue.  We decided the safest thing to do would be to hitchhike to Annie's Aunt Sally and Uncle Gary's house in Necedah, Wisconsin.  It didn't take long for a super kind stranger to take pity on us.  Kaylan stopped to pick us up and even went slightly out of her way to get us right to Aunt Sally and Uncle Gary's front door.  She was soooooo kind.  I'm very happy we got to meet her.

Happy with Kaylan.
We ended up having a wonderful time with Annie's family.  They fed and watered us, gave us good conversation, and let us sleep in a super comfortable bed.  Bliss.

Annie's Awesome Family

1 comment:

  1. Love the sculptures - what an awesome discovery! Thanks Martin! and thank you for sharing!!!