Econo Lodge Urbandale
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Iowa is NOT flat.
We left the campsite in the morning to meet John in Stockton, where the farm he is staying this summer is. It was a cool ride along the Mississippi river. Had a flat as we left the campsite, so I bought a new tire later that, Deutsch qualitat! Since we were going to meet John in the evening, we asked him to take our bags in his car. It was great riding without them! We cycled 170km (105 miles): it was long and hard, especially the last few miles on ...
... it's a confusing tangle of corridors and long lines to do that, with almost no signs telling you how to navigate the mess. But we persevered. And now we're in summary mode, thinking of things we liked and places we'd like to have visited or visit again in Scotland. Another trip would be a good thing; perhaps some day we'll be able to go again. If we do, here's our list of notes to ourselves about the trip. Things we loved about Scotland: ...
... 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 ...
... while then nap for an hour or so.... 5pm we finally get out of Colorado and hit Nebraska. 8pm the arch. 9:30 pm somewhere in the middle of Nebraska....the fireflys smash on the windshield and their glow goo spatters but still glows. 1am Des ...