When I got up in the middle of the night, the moon was still high in the sky, lighting the landscape clearly, and the tent and grass were covered with dew. But then a front came through about 3 AM (I'm guessing), and by dawn the sky was overcast and there was no dew anywhere. So I packed up and left in no time.
The ride was uneventful, though I had a lot of trouble finding a town with a library that was open, and it turns out my ISP has no dialups at all in this part of the state -- not even in Galesburg. So I rode on into Monmouth around 4:30, enticed by its city-owned campground.
Monmouth, IL is the home of Monmouth College and the birthplace of Wyatt Earp. It has a town square with all the city buildings around it, and a ring of large parks circling the town. And I found some excellent, cheap chocolate at the grocery store. Mmmm.
Total distance: 50.99 mi
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