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... River. We took all the dogs with us so we take them all on the hike to the cache which is 0.3 mile from where we parked. Sue has already found this so I lead the way and soon am picking my way through cockle burrs and mosquitoes to a brushy area near the river. A short search and I locate the cache, sign the log, leave a few trinkets and head back to the car. Number 27 out of 50 is in the books. Only 23 to go than the final ...
I landed at Belmond, IA ( Y48) grass strip around 10:30 am and buddy Gary met me shortly after. The strip is this well kept stretch of turf set in the middle of endless corn fields. Thank you, GPS! Because there is no way to distinguish green grass airfields from green corn from up a few thousand feet.
I had planned a stop here to meet up with Gary, who I hadn't seen since the Space Shuttle program shutdown, and to ...
... and airplane restorer with a hangar there on Thomas field. We talked flying, restoring, and life for the two days I was there. Great guy! I helped get an old riding mower going so he could do some mowing around the hangar, good fun!
The camping was great except for the lack of drinking water and potties, and the coal ore trains that ran around the clock. So after ...
... interstate so we saw lots of pretty sights.
. More corn than you could imagine.
And beautiful farms and barns (I live to photograph these).
Interesting small towns
Crossed the Mississippi
A Patriotic House
And people, she told me she ...
... pictures we captured on first day in Millennium park : the LED fountain has thousands of LEDs and changes. Other sculptures are optical illusions. Vapianos for dinner, identical in every way to vapianos in Sydney. Around 9 pm we left for the greyhound bus, and at 1040pm boarded an overnighter for Mason City, Iowa. One of our scheduled stops was at the biggest truck stop in the world on the I80 ...