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A little Trivia today. What is the name of the mascot for the Iowa Hawkeye's Football team? Its "Herky". Wasn't on my radar. There is a big uproar as the new mascot is more muscular than the old one and that isn't going over too well.
Today we didn't leave until about 9:00 am. Truck traffic was even worst today than other days. Not sure why but you can see several pictures of what is around us most of the day. When they go by, usually at higher speed than we ...
... its sites were flooded. They gave us a site, only after showing us how "squishy" it is,and us assuring them that we could tolerate that. We plan to hit the road early tomorrow and drive the rest of the way (allegedly 386 miles) to Woodbury, MN, by dinner time. We will be staying in one place, visiting daughter, son-in-law and grand-daughters (plus some time with Cousin Beth Armstrong) until after Labor Day. We'll continue to share our adventures, but maybe not every ...
... transmission, people?! Haha…
After that, Mark took us back to his school where J.P. did an assembly for the aforementioned 4th-6th graders. One of the students has partial hearing loss, so J.P. had an interpreter behind him for his show. She did an amazing job keeping up with the clown and when he got to the part where he tells the kids about Lamount, our fire-breather, J.P. stepped back and told the interpreter that he wanted to see how she ...
... once we left the very flat terrain, all the roads in Eastern Iowa are pretty scenic, whether they are marked as such or not.
We stopped in some antique malls and bought a few things (a $7 lamp!), and pulled off at a "scenic view" that showed us a stunning Mississippi river. We stopped in Dubuque at Uncle Timmy's Sandwich Factory for chili dogs and started south so we could cross the river at a place where ...
... about a mile, at
which point it disappeared and we started following an aqueduct. The aqueduct came to an abrupt end and we
were faced with a steep cliff. After a
few attempts to find another path, involving both of us having to change our
socks because of thorns in the undergrowth, we reluctantly turned back and
eventually found a way back up to the road.
Cruz Del Condor is well worth the visit. We saw some hummingbirds and various ...