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.

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.