Iowa-nna Leave This State

Lincoln was (from what we saw) a very nice city that both of us said we would be happy ending up here at some point. The architecture felt a lot like Victoria and the people were very nice.  I did notice a big variation in the accent here. Some people sounded very southern and others sounded just like us.


On our way out of the city we saw the Corn Huskers stadium, which belongs to the Nebraska University and drove by the Corn Huskers highway.


We had a more leisurely morning, waking up around 7:30 and having breakfast in the hotel. We were on the road by 8:30, excited that today would only be about 5 1/2 hours of driving. Well, 5 1/2 hours of driving ended up being closer to 7 because it started to snow and the interstate in Iowa is pretty terrible. We were one of only a few cars and trucks on the road when the snow started so they hadn’t been plowed or salted or sanded yet so it was fairly slow going for quite a while.


The landscape of Iowa was pretty much the same as Nebraska. We didn’t take any pictures because 1) nothing was interesting and 2) we could hardly see anything but snow and clouds. There was a sign promising a Danish Windmill but I think it was an empty promise because we didn’t see any Danish windmill. The Danish and I are no longer friends.  One thing we discovered about Iowa is there is a HUGE difference in quality of rest stop and you don’t know what you will get until you get inside. It was a game I wasn’t happy playing. Another reason not to go to Iowa.

We had planned on staying in Davenport Iowa for the night but didn’t want to drive into another city so we are currently in a small town called Clinton. It’s about 20 miles north east of Davenport and has…nothing near our hotel except a casino. We may or may not spend another night here depending on the weather. A huge snowstorm is blowing its way through our area and into Illinois and then onto Michigan. Where we are driving is only supposed to get 1-3 inches but who knows what will really happen. We’ll make our decision tomorrow morning.

It’s hard to believe that our trip is almost over already. Feels like we just left Vancouver yesterday. It’s gone by fast, which is good. We were both a little worried that 8+ hours of driving would be horrible, but it hasn’t been bad at all  except for the last hour.

No matter what we do in regards to weather tomorrow we will update with our status.


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