Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
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Friday, October 16, 2015

Enjoyed a few days in Iowa

We left Beaver Dam on Monday morning. We had been in one spot for six months, so it took a while to get everything ready to go. After sitting in one spot for so long, we are careful to make sure we don’t forget any of the steps to get back on the road.

We had an uneventful drive to Waterloo, Iowa. It sure was windy, though. We were driving directly into the wind, which was not good for our fuel economy. At least the wind wasn’t coming from the side; that would not have been a good thing.

We’ve been staying at George Wyth State Park in Waterloo the last few years when we visit Kevin’s brother and family in Iowa. The fall rate is only $11 per night which includes a large back in 50 amp site. Water and a dump station are available. For just a few nights, it is a great place with lots of hiking and biking trails.

We spent some time with Kevin’s brother Josef and his wife Julie. Their son Robert and his girlfriend Brittany joined us at Texas Roadhouse for dinner on Tuesday night. It was great to catch up with family.

The weather has been gorgeous all over the Midwest this fall. Here’s just one of many beautiful trees we saw.


On Thursday we drove to Lincoln, Nebraska. Another uneventful travel day. I am always so grateful to arrive at the next destination without any problems. We did come upon an accident scene on Hwy. 20 in Iowa. It appeared a semi carrying pigs turned over in the medium. There was a large crane lifting dead pigs into a dump truck. Pretty gross.

Last night our son Korey and his wife Cathryn came over for dinner. We played the game of Wizard and enjoyed some time together. Today our son Eric is coming from Wisconsin for the weekend. I am VERY excited to have the whole family together again. The last time we were all together was for Christmas in December of 2014. We have some fun events planned for the weekend including some meals, a trip to an orchard and a visit to the Air and Space Museum.

Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!