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... also learn to open cabinets very slowly after driving - a few cups and other random things have already fallen on my head when not doing so. The worst incident though was when entering through the back door I had forgotten that the counter was set up in the entry way. I jumped up on the first step and Whack! hit my head right on the edge of the pop up counter. I thought for sure I busted my head open and would need stitches.....luckily ...
... ll just run to the store for milk". See you in a couple of hours! Iowa- MORE CORN.. who would have thought Iowa grew so much corn. So we asked Siri " what do they do with all the corn in Iowa." Ethanol. Here was the trivia factoid of the day. Turns out Iowa is the top producing corn state in the country. ( Not the Corn Huskers of Nebraska!) 47% goes to ethanol production and they produce 30% of the ethanol. Who knew. Turns out Illinois is #2. ...
Suzie turned 40 and she wanted to go camping. We loaded up Bugout1 and hit the road. We picked Red Rock, Iowa's largest lake. We stayed at Whitebreast campsite which is on the southern tip of the lake. We reserved spot#76 which was the end of the road in this campground. Completely shaded and away from most others. Sunny and 72 was our Friday. Perfect weather. Starving once we arrived so we whipped up a couple of sandwiches and chips n dip. Cracked Peace Tree's growler of Soundcheck ...
... Pass out! Long Day!
Day 2 in Pella,
Step One. Spend an obscene amount of money at Walmart getting all the necessities that we could not bring from home. My God! The little things like silverware, cups, sheets, etc... Really add up.
Step Two. Fix many things that I did not know needing fixing. Pretty much took all day, but it is to be expected.
Step Three.. Take in the local Flavor of Iowa. So what do Iowans ...
Thu, May 14, 2015
Departure: 8:30 AM, cdt, Grand Island, NE
Arrival: 2:30 PM, cdt, Newton, IA
Miles: 303.6 miles
Travel Time: 6 hrs. driving time
We're in Newton, Iowa.
No, this is not where the Fig Newton is grown. (Yes, they grow on fig newton trees.) It is ...