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Drew Sechler column: Road cones and corn on the way to Legion game

By Drew Sechler
Salisbury Post
As my journey to Fargo for the Legion World Series continues, I found myself taking in country that I had never before seen and some of it that I don’t care to see again.
I did enjoy our ride through Chicago, as we tried our best to take snapshots of the Sears Tower and other surrounding buildings of the Windy City skyline.
That, however, besides the lively conversation among us, was the highlight of our Thursday ride from Sellersburg, Ind., to St. Cloud, Minn.
You know how in the movie “The Wizard of Oz” in the beginning when you see nothing but corn fields before the tornado takes Dorothy’s house away? Well, imagine that for several hundred miles in Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Besides the seemingly endless corn fields, there was plenty of road construction to really get under your skin.
Each time we saw a sign for road construction, our driver, Jenny Fox, could only give a small growl to show her dislike for the familiar orange road cones that became an all too familiar sight for us.
We were still about two and a half hours or so from our destination on the border of North Dakota. We decided to get some rest and finish our journey this morning when we will pick up Leigh Michalec (Russell Michalec’s mom) at the Fargo airport.
Rowan plays the last game of the day today, so there really is no telling when Rowan County’s boys and the boys from Festus, Mo., will toss that ball around.
So I leave you again, signing off from from St. Cloud, as we will finally make it to Fargo, N.D., for the Legion World Series.
Drew Secler, a student at Appalachian State University, has been a summer intern at the Salisbury Post.

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