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... We had about a 4 hr drive ahead of us to Elk Rock State Park, just outside of Des Moines, Iowa. Once we got to the park, we had a few hiccups; first, the address on the website took us down this dirt road that ended in the lake, and no campsite...finally we found out the way to the right campsite, only to find that our reservations didn't go through online...at one point we thought we were out of luck, but then found one spot ...
... 100 miles). Ben and his family, warmshower hosts, welcomed us in their home. We loved meeting them and spending the evening with them.
From Des Moines, we went to Brayton, which is about 140km (85 miles). It was quite a long day, probably because we were still tired from the previous day and because of the huge hills of Iowa that nobody told us about :p We were welcomes by Dan, Penny and Hannah, who gave us plenty of food and a comfortable place to sleep. The next ...
... caravans and hordes of tourists is not enjoyable for us. Also, we had torrents of rain. Museums & Churches: We loved the small community museums and their volunteers Lossiemouth told the story of the local fishing industry The Strathnaver Museum in Bettyhill told the story of the crofters and the clearances St. Magnus Church, Kirkwall, Orkney St. Michael's Parish Church in Linlithgow St. Giles Church, Edinburgh; magnificent new pipe ...
... but unfortunatley a bit of a wasted journey. But, one never knows what gem one will find. The museum is in anold picture theatre and that was good to see.
Stayed at a State Park for $16. Lovely.
Day 50. Tuesday 14 July 2015
We drove through Adel to look at the square. It was worth it. We often drive into a small town, down the main street and then back out again along the back streets to look at the houses. Most of them are beautiful, some not and different ...
... to go out - plus they really wanted to hang out in this big house. So we chilled out home. Laneshia and Aria hung out watching a movie while I read a bit and Jadin just stuck close to his laptop.
Laneshia, Aria and I slept in the huge basement which felt like having a house to ourselves since everything we needed was down there. Jadin slept on the upstairs floor in his own room along with my parents and Shaunette in their rooms. ...