The drive was easy, roads were decent, and weather was perfect. In Decorah, we stopped and took a stretch break. The rest of the drive took us through the driftless area, a part of the region that escaped glaciation during the last ice age and is characterized by steep, forested ridges, deeply-carved river valleys, and spring-fed waterfalls and cold-water trout streams.
This journal got its start back in 2005 when we started full-timing in a motorhome and traveling around the country, visiting with family and friends and seeing the sights of America. The focus has changed through the years as we became more stationary and no longer travel by motorhome. Since October of 2018, it is the story of the journey of Tom and I and me flying solo again. To view entries before June of 2013, go to http://archive.bridgeccs.com
Friday, June 7, 2019
Friday, June 7, 2019, IA
Today’s destination was only 120 miles away, so we took our time getting ready this morning and we were gassed up and on our way by 10:45. Except for about 10 miles north on I-35, we drove most of the way on IA-9, then south on IA-76 to Old Sixteen Road that led us to the Scenic View Campground. It’s a nice place but FULL of seasonal trailers, regulars, lots of kids, and more BUGS than we are used to. It’s back to using bug spray for us.