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I think this may be my first time in Iowa though I'm thinking I may have driven through it in college. Regardless, this is definitely my first extended stay in Iowa and I loved it.
We were the featured show of the Circus Fans of America convention (at least I think that was the distinction) so around 100 folks from the convention were shuttled out to our 4:30pm show and sat ringside for it. We couldn’t have asked for a prettier spot to put on a couple of shows either: ...
This is a catch up blog for this day so fairly short.
It was a long so called transit day ride from Cleveland in Ohio to Clinton in Iowa - a grand distance of 500 miles, mostly along the interstatewhere you can keep going at 75 mph.
We were doing well until a road closure followed by a missed turning took us through the middle of Chicago on a very hot Friday afternoon. 6 lanes of traffic all stacked up ...
... chilled all night not doing much! :) Tomorrow looks like we'll spend the day driving through the country side. We're trying to knock out a lot of driving this first week though corn country and then spend more time when the scenery gets becomes something a bit more interesting then the endless corn fields. Goodnight from Lena! Xo (Pics to come, as I don't have any on the iPad!) ...
... a few hours. My schedule for the next day had plenty of room for as many naps as I would probably need.
After two days of being home I can honestly say I miss the road. It was the only place that understood me. Each passing car with their own story; Each city, only previously envisioned as a stereotype, full of people – humans – just like yourself who cry, worry, and sing their own tune. The road is a grateful opportunity ...
... we were welcomed by farmers departing their white extended cab pickup trucks for their red gators to cruise the ditches to their fields before the temperature would rise. It was already approaching 90 degrees by 8:00 a.m.
We finally came by a station but none of the gas tanks were effective. I pulled to the side of the convenience store and reclined my chair hoping a power nap would be enough to get us to our destination. Ducks and donuts were just around the bend ...