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... Campground in Utica, Illinois. The camp fees are $19 a night (using the 50% discount from Passport USA). We spent the early evening unpacking and storing things. Will take a bit to get ourselves organized, but so far, this is looking good! Don't tell Randy but his RV lifestyle might have been a good idea. We're sitting in the RV eating cheese, crackers, salami, almonds, grapes and wine. Nice easy ending to the first day in the ...
Headed off by 6am and enjoyed the first couple of hours, not
as hard as everyone made out but then things worsened – the path got steeper,
rockier, with more big steps and the top looked quite close but I seemed to get
no closer – very demoralising and made me wish I had accepted the passing muleteer’s
offer of 30s for the 2 hours to the top.
There was pretty ...
... 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 ...
... route once we had checked in.
The bus journey was pretty horrendous because it was hot, I
needed a wee, and I got sandwiched between a large guy in the window, and a
Peruvian woman with all her shopping in the aisle. The journey took a total of 6 hours. If you do choose to go to Chivay first, you
will most likely be standing for the 2 hours on to Cabanaconde. If you get off the bus at Chivay to use the
toilet, make sure you leave ...
... br> I know what you're thinking: "Well if it's so cold, then why are you going there?" I'd like to say that when I got the offer the second time I boldly rose from my chair with a steely thousand yard stare and exclaimed "My adventure awaits!" ...but I didn't. I came up with a million reasons why I shouldn't go:
1. It's cold.
2. I won't be anywhere near most of the sights I want to see, thus travel will be more arduous.
3. It's ...