Thursday, September 24, 2009
On To Iowa
The grasslands and cattle ranches of South Dakota have given way to the slightly rolling hills and farmland of Iowa. It’s greener here and, just to emphasize our progress east, we started out in rain, then heavy fog which lasted most of the morning. The humidity inside the Everest reads nearly 90%.
Today was not as long and drawn out as yesterday. Surprisingly, we were pulling onto the interstate shortly after 8 AM. We only stopped twice to torque the tires and would have stopped anyway for a potty break and lunch. We were set up in our campsite a little after 3 PM. Not a bad day in spite of the weather, heavier traffic, and nearly continual road construction on I-29.
We are at a very nice campground just west of Des Moines and plan to stay two nights. Since this is the capital of Iowa, we thought it would be a good place to take a day off from driving and do a little sightseeing.