Iowa House Hotel - Ames
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Drove to Story City, Iowa today. The weather was not good today, in fact we drove through pour down rain for about 1 1/2 hrs as we passed through Kansas City and northward. The campground was wet from all the rain and not as pretty as it was the last time we stayed here 4 years ago. Smokey hasn't been sleeping well and has been crying during the night. I guess it is too much going on for him. Needless to say, we haven't been sleeping too ...
Bob and I are preparing for our two month adventure in Spain. We are attempting to hike 10k every morning and have now added another 10k in the afternoon. Along with the hikes, we have added our backpacks. The question now we are asking each other often, "Why are we doing this?" It seems silly to work this hard in retirement. The Camino is referred to as 'The road of Reflection', so maybe we will figure this ...
Today was nothing special. Except for the fact that when we arrived, it was pouring rain. Since I woke up early, I traversed through the rain in order to get to catering to eat some much needed breakfast. Upon finishing that, I headed back through the rain to the bus that was a ways away. not thirty minutes later, the bus moved to a spot less than twenty feet from the door, so I really didn't have to get we, had I known the bus was going to move.
After the exertions of the Iowa State Fair and the pool hall the previous evening we laid low today. Went and saw a movie, visited the downtown area and ate dinner at Jethro's BBQ restaurant. It was featured on the TV show Man vs Food for its humongous burger...we went for the ribs and wings and were still eating the leftovers the next day. ...
Drove 287 miles in 4.5 hours.
Very flat, straight drive as is the norm as you drive across the Great Plains.What it lacks in scenery is mitigated by the fact that you make great time as you sit constantly on 80 mph. The other advantage is that unlike the mountain country, you have consistent internet connection as the corn fields are dotted with cell phone towers, so future trip planning can be done ...