I've been driving by two major centers of chocolaty goodness lately:
This is a Nestle plant at Anderson, IN - north of Indianapolis on I69. I understand they mostly produce drink products there.
This is a Russell Stover factory outlet, kitchen and manufacturing plant at Abilene, KS on I70. I used to buy my Mother one of their gift packages for her birthday - which was on Valentine's Day - one of the heart shaped ones.
Driving through the ground fog north of Lansing, MI on M127. It just seemed picturesque to me at the time.
Still trying to master just holding the new phone and taking a pic - a Michigan train in, well, gee - Michigan. These things just get my attention - they have to be exempt from the federal bridge laws because no further than the axles are from each other, they couldn't carry enough weight to make it pay, considering how heavy all those axles, tires, wheels, brakes and suspensions are.
A heavy hauler in Tribune, KS. He's empty and still requires an escort just to move off private property, mostly because the rig is way longer than seventy five feet, and also probably because if he isn't grossing over 80k lbs, I'd be surprised. I think that trailer spreads apart to hold a short and very heavy object - like a huge generator or something industrial. Behind him you can see a windmill generator tower section on it's truck and trailer. Those things are pretty decently sized and fairly long, but they don't hold a candle to this guy - and he's empty.
Welp, time to read my emails and catch up on everyone's blogs while halfway paying attention to the Monday Night Football game. Y'all take care out there!
Jinglebob: I happen to be in Selby SD tonight headed for Killdeer ND - but we aren't getting close to your stomping grounds because I90 west of Murdo is restricted to ten wides, and we're twelve. So, we have to run up to Bismarck and go across thataway. I've gotta get my stuff off and meet one of our guys coming up - he has one of our fuel trailers on that I'm gonna have to offload from him and take it to the customer in Aberdeen - so I'm just being stuck up and totally avoiding your area. ;-)