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1st up, the maze. This was much more fun than we anticipated and took us about 41 minutes to complete where the average was 45 minutes so we did a bit better than the average. We split up into 2 teams, boys vs. the girls. The boys won of course but the girls were literally only a few seconds behind.
Up 2nd, we stopped by a not well published place called the Iowa Trolly Park.
It's not on ...
... about 6, and we covered quite a distance. We crossed the Mississippi River, and we crossed through Iowa, and covered almost all of Minnesota, and stayed the night in Jackson, Minnesota. We travelled the I-20 through Illinois up to Waterloo where we took the 218 up to the I-90. We traveled the I-90 for the rest of the way. Along the way, we stopped at Dubuque, and popped into a store called the hobby lobby! What ...
We crossed back over the Missouri River in South Dakota, and made it into Minnesota. Plains, farms, wind turbines, cows...
We stopped a little bit earlier than expected, but found a hotel right off the highway just as the kids really needed a break or sleep, and went for a great late night hot tub and swim. We'll drive extra tomorrow.
... I had a king bed with pullout couch because Marriott's website said it slept 4. It was a huge, new room. However, there was no couch and no other rooms available. I had to get several blankets and comforters, so the kids could sleep on the floor.
... 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 ...