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SEt off with many miles to go. We had lost some time with sightseeing, so now the journey is important.
This is a country where religion is always in the forefront, it isnt suppressed like it very often is in UK - someone always has a religous message displayed, and the most visible we found was going up a radio mast!
There are lots of wind …
The North Iowa Band Festival Parade kicked off Saturday morning with a broad collection of high school and middle school bands from the North Iowa area. Mason City High School serves as the host and led off the parade with a rousing rendition of "76 Trombones" from the Music Man. Meredith Wilson, the writer of the Music Man, was born in Mason City. The festival features his musical legacy.
We were able to trek up to Manly, Iowa, about 10 ...
This is Bob pinch hitting for Jane who is a little loopy at the present time. We rose at 4:15 AM to get to the hospital at 5:15. Everything went smoothly with the pre-op, and I kissed her goodbye at about 6:45. This hospital is amazing. They have a communications nurse that called me about every hour or so to tell me where they were in the process. Surgery didn't actually begin until 9 AM. I received a call at about noon to tell ...
... MO minus Boxcar Willie. But the crane place is marvelous. The Jaeck's have several pairs of sand cranes living in the wetlands behind them, great to see them swoop in with that 6 foot wing span. Sadie did not know what to think.
The ICF has a pair of Whooping Cranes. Very endangered. Almost as much as the Republican Party in a Union meeting of Federal Employees. But these guys ...
... pictures of farms, corn, soybean and wind fields. I was not even tempted. WI was at least rolling farmland, MN is flat!
Lucky we did not fall asleep, which was only due to the concrete highway. Thump, thump, thump. Tomorrow we will drive through town to see the Corn Palace and head to the Bad Lands National Park. And then the FUN begins ...
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