Two years ago when Tom traveled through this area, he stopped at the small town of Tea and had some great BBQ, so we headed to Squeeler’s Smoke Shack this afternoon. We were greeted by a friendly gal who was excited to hear our story and happy for the repeat business. Tom ordered a Sampler platter with brisket, pulled pork and ribs and I ordered the baby back ribs with a side of smoked pineapple and a cornbread muffin. All was tasty and the local Fernson Brewing Company’s Lion’s Paw Lager was a great compliment to the meal.
This is the land of farms, fields, and small towns - true Midwest flavor that we will see more of as we inch our way east to Stoughton, with two in-between stops at Clear Lake, IA and Prairie du Chien, WI. There is still lots of evidence of heavy rains and flooding as many of the ditches are full and there appears to be lakes where they shouldn’t be.