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Travel Blogs from Oglesby
... pretty wildflowers and
birdlife, including woodpeckers and two tone green parakeets, plus amazing
views to give me an excuse for a rest.
Stuck to my guns and suffered for it, not arriving until
about 10am after 4 hours constant climbing – certainly felt like the 2nd
deepest canyon in the world at that point and was devastated to find it was
still another ½ hour ...
... She said a clown needs a trained dog and that when we least expected it, she'd slip the dog into our trailer and let our cat and the dog sort themselves out. :)
- Sunday morning's jump was at 6am, so we drove the two hours to Brookfield with the show. We weren't parking on the lot (thus no power to make coffee) but were immediately saved by a text from Steve asking if we wanted to do breakfast at Panera with Shelby, Pete, and him. YES...yes we did. After breakfast, we got ...
... that cuts through the town was closed for construction, so we couldn't get to the park on the other side of town without traveling about 20 miles out of the way. How do people live like that?
So back on the eastward road toward the Mississippi River. There were several routes we could take, but we decided on a route that would take us on some of the road marked as scenic routes on the Iowa map. We quickly ...
... Cabanaconde, a couple of
hours further. These are Reyna,
Andalucia and Milagro. Andalucia had a
bus leaving at 1pm so we settled in for a few hours at the station. You can also get an agency to book you on a
tourist bus leaving from the main square but these are 3 times the price. Cabanaconde is the place where all treks into
the canyon start from and you don't need a guide. The hostel that we had emailed, Pachamama
promised to check our ...
... br> 4. The contract they originally had for us required that we come back in late August, making getting a job as a high school teacher when I get back pretty much impossible.
5. It's really freakin' cold.
But much like she did with all of the paperwork leading up to this point, Jill convinced Drew and I that we should buckle down and do it. That girl will be the death of me. She reminded me (not in so many words) that adventure is ...