Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake University
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As we entered Nebraska, I saw countless sunflower fields, which appeared at first to be a giant yellow sea. I pulled over to snap some photos, and after a few shots I realized I was right next to a beehive. A short reenactment of Tommy Boy later, we were back on the road.
After successfully avoiding bee stings and making it to South Dakota, we pulled in for the night at Yankton, SD, after crossing Gavin’s Point Dam. Successful first ...
... daily mileage is also exceeding expectations. The baseline was 600 mi/day, which we've beat both days. Couldn't resist a stop at the headquarters of the reality show "American Pickers" in Le Claire, IA. Picked up a couple souvenirs and took some pics.
We're staying in Adel, IA at a KOA campground, which we hope is as nice as last night's stay. The halfway mark of the trip will be hit tomorrow as we ...
Bob and I are preparing for our two month adventure in Spain. We are attempting to hike 10k every morning and have now added another 10k in the afternoon. Along with the hikes, we have added our backpacks. The question now we are asking each other often, "Why are we doing this?" It seems silly to work this hard in retirement. The Camino is referred to as 'The road of Reflection', so maybe we will figure this ...
... nice and open, and loading in was a breeze, minus the fact that we were in an arena and had a rolling stage. The reason this is an issue is that most of our equipment has to be fork-lifted onto the stage. luckily, there was enough room for us to put in a ramp for quickly removing equipment small enough to go down a ramp.
Otherwise, the show went off very well, with load-out simple enough. On to our next adventure outside of Indianapolis.
After the exertions of the Iowa State Fair and the pool hall the previous evening we laid low today. Went and saw a movie, visited the downtown area and ate dinner at Jethro's BBQ restaurant. It was featured on the TV show Man vs Food for its humongous burger...we went for the ribs and wings and were still eating the leftovers the next day. ...