Today started at 3:00 AM in Morton, IL and 9 1/2 hours later I am in Hudson, WI with a safe place for the car and a soft pillow for me (Thanks Bob & Ruth).
I have never seen so much corn and rain. Iowa knows how to put together a rain storm. From 50 miles away you see the storm building. From 25 miles away it starts getting intimidating. For a guy from Texas where we think we know big storms, we’ve got nothing on Iowa and I am pretty sure I drove through what folks in Iowa would call a mild storm.
The car loves rain and performs much better now the temps have dropped below 100 degrees. My 4 hour drive to OKC took four liter bottles of water. Today I only used two liters over 9 1/2 hours.
First stop was Des Moines, Iowa and the rains stopped just in time. This is a great capitol. You don’t need a nav system when you get to town, you see the gold dome right away and it is like a beacon that can’t be missed.
Lucked into this picture. Location! Location! Location! In and out without anyone seeing me, I was ready to ask forgiveness, but the picture speaks for it self.
Next stop – St. Paul, MN. The skies have cleared and I must admit, I was not ready for this picture of Minnesota’s Capitol Building. I drove up on the sidewalk to get off the street as a courtesy to those driving on the roadway and that is my story and I am sticking with it.
I was not prepared for two great state capitols in a row. I parked on the sidewalk and the day could not be better. Here is another similar shot and did I mention – Location! Location! Location!
Tomorrow Madison and I hope my luck holds out on Location! Location, Location!