Best Western Norseman Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Travel Blogs from Williams
After spending two days in Chicago we left early Friday morning for our journey to Yellowstone.
We rode 377 miles today and it was a hard day. It was raining and slow going as we left Chicago. Traffic cleared after about 15 miles outside the city. As we rode west on I-90 we opted to try US-20. It was a great road. Lots of great scereny and no traffic. As we entered Iowa the ...
... the predicted severe weather that rolled thru on Sun/Mon.
With the potential for destructive storms, and the lack of hangars at Belmond, I was anxious to get the airplane inside, so Gary and I drove to several of the local airports to locate an empty hangar. It took all afternoon, but we found a space at Clarion Airport, so I flew the 12 miles down to KCAV and tucked my baby into a secure hangar with a big steel ...
... and asked about a place to stay, they very kindly tucked my airplane in a hangar for the night and I drove the courtesy car into town for a much need shower and hotel room.
So now I'm out of the open ranges and ranch lands of Montana/Wyoming and deep into the corn country of Nebraska and Iowa! My next stop is to see my buddy Gary in Belmond, IA, who I worked with at ...
... towns of Duncombe, Webster City, Boondocks (yes, really!), Williams, Alden, and Buckeye waiting.
One of the milestones on the route was going under I-35 (which goes from Des Moines up to Minneapolis); this is typically considered about the halfway point across from Iowa, so we had the false sense of being half-done.
We also encountered our only real traffic jam of the week. The Iowa DOT ...
... invited me and two other guys in line over to her house across the street to use her shower. (We confirmed that she was really sure ... and she noted that she and her husband were more than happy to let us use it.) Their house was a beautiful old house. The husband was an engineer at the nearby ethanol plant, and they had 2 friendly kids and 2 BIG dogs .... and got to enjoy a wonderful warm shower. Friendly Iowans at their finest!