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... only left with a big bump and sore for a few days. The moral of my story? I bought a helmet for bike riding, but in hind sight I would recommend RV newbies to wear their bike helmet for their first week on the road :-). Back to our travels.... When we got up today we decided to visit the Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site which was just a few mile bike ride from our campsite in the state park; we got there a little too early so ...
... 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 ...
We departed Wichita this morning continuing north on Interstate 35 towards Kansas City and eventually arrived to Iowa for my first ever visit to the Hawkeye State as it's known. But I soon found that it is really all about the corn here: miles and miles of perfectly laid out cornfields in a beautiful deep green color - very pleasing to see driving down the road at 75 MPH.
We arrived in West Des Moines about 5pm to ...