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I left my hometown in Winterset, Iowa, on August 26th, which was also the day of my 23rd birthday, mainly for a poetic start. My father had planned to join me on his Victory Vegas for the first week of the trip before driving back to the farm in Iowa. This did not stop off-pavement travel, however it was generally not intentional.
First stop was the pride and joy of Winterset, the birthplace of John Wayne. Although I've already seen it countless ...
... the Rocky Mountains. Will post updates as we go!
Final update for today: we indulged in a little KFC tonight and got a sweet spot in between a pond and a cornfield. (The cornfield seems mandatory around here. The water was a bonus). Anthony got a couple of leads on a roommate today, but we're not getting our hopes up too much. Crashing soon and looking forward to crossing the halfway point tomorrow.
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 ...
Well we have made it back into the land of humidity and corn fields! Today we drove to a midway point for us and stopped at a KOA near Hayward. This was a much older campground and truly surrounded by corn fields! We made some dinner on the grill ...
... the visit. See, this Fort Dodge museum wasn't really Fort Dodge; it was a model of a much smaller militia fort the town built during the civil war. It had the usual blend of real and pretend history: blacksmiths, tinsmiths, jail, newspaper office. But the only actual building from the actual Fort Dodge ( the one from the 1850s) was the Quartermaster's office. And the quartermaster at Fort Dodge turned out to ...