Gateway Center Hotel
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T-minus 3 days to departure and the reality of traveling to another continent for over a month is starting to set in.
Things I have yet to do:
- Get malaria prophylaxis and travelers diarrhea medication
- Find a carry-on that fits British Airways size dimensions
- Get beach bod ready (lolz)
- Tie up all 1 million loose ends before I leave
I know I'm ...
We start out the day with sunshine after a night of rain. It is a beautiful day for traveling and we are looking forward to seeing our friends in Iowa again. About five hours on the road makes for a simple drive again today. About 40 miles from our destination my tire pressure monitor starts beeping and I have 50lbs of air in the back right ...
... Of course it being Sunday, we found a Lutheran Church and took a picture of it! Then we drove in to downtown Des Moines. We visited the Capital grounds and saw one of the most beautiful capital buildings we've seen anywhere. The dome was golden and really sparkled in the sun. It must have been recently refurbished – it looked that good. There was a statue of Lincoln with his son Tad that was quite moving. The ...
Seth- So, we stayed in Des Moines. Sleeping in a hotel was incredible after all of the driving/camping. A shower, a bed, a coffee maker... Heaven. We watched some TV, got some sleep behind some blackout curtains, and woke up refreshed. We decided to stay until checkout and then get lunch in Des ...
Seth- Today, we had scheduled the longest day of driving of the trip. Originally, we had decided to drive from Indiana Dunes State Park all the way to Grand Island, Nebraska. Realizing that it was a bit too ambitious, we decided to shorten the drive a bit and instead set our sites on Omaha, Nebraska. We wound up hitting a few snags and didn't even make it that far. Here's a rundown of what happened: 1) we left a little bit later ...