Super 8 Marshalltown
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Thu, May 14, 2015
Departure: 8:30 AM, cdt, Grand Island, NE
Arrival: 2:30 PM, cdt, Newton, IA
Miles: 303.6 miles
Travel Time: 6 hrs. driving time
We're in Newton, Iowa.
No, this is not where the Fig Newton is grown. (Yes, they grow on fig newton trees.) It is ...
Spent last night in Eucha, Oklahoma with Linda and Earl. Linda and I were stationed on Okinawa together. It was great to catch up.
I was not sure I would be able to leave as severe thunderstorms were predicted. Fortunately it was just low dark clouds. As I traveled north the skies began to lighten and clear.
I should make it to Charlie and Nancy's ...
... me, let alone highway signs, and the paint on the streets was so worn away I could hardly tell what lane I was in, so I had to rely on the scores of cars packed around me to estimate where I should drive. It took a good long while to enter Chicago proper, and by the time I was in it was long after dark with cloud cover, though I could still see Lake Michigan and the boats thereon fairly well. I just wish it hadn't been raining so hard so I could ...
... nice LOL....Then hit the road around noon and had a very boring drive until 10pm when we stopped for the night in Adair Iowa. We ate at this cute little restaurant which was really closed but the lady took pity on us and cooked us something to eat. Hit the road about 830 this am and heading to Crandon to see Mom and other family there for a few days.
Pictures have to ...
... impressive, actually. These farms are huge operations and you can't help but wonder if they're privately owned or owned by some foreign consortium or some such. We arrived at the Hitchcock Nature Center at 12:00 and learned how the trees were taking over what was natural grassland before man did it in. The nature center is trying to restore the natural order of the area. I actually made it to the top of the tower! We then hit ...