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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 ...
... with stories of the family history.
Our drive to Galena through the corn fields has many more hills than I expected. We went by the farm and home where Linda grew up. It is sad to see that time and a new owner have not kept the place up. Time marches on.
Galena is the neatest town ever. This the home of Ulysses S. Grant, general for the Union army in the civil war. The town and area remind you of the Gettysburg area in PA. The main ...
... hold for the weekend.
In Indiana and then Illinois, the highway tolls start to help pay for roads or maybe to line someone’s pockets. Not sure but $ 1.50 turns into $ 2.25 when you are pulling a car. You pay one and a few miles down the road there is another one. After 3 such events the last is $ 3.60 or really $ 5.25. Once west of Chicago we headed north on 294 toward Rockford. We are now in farm or corn country. "Amber ...
... 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!) ...