From Marshalltown, IA

I slept in until after 10:00 this morning. Mark had to come in and wake me up. He said I slept through a doozy of a storm last night with lightning that lit up the whole bedroom and crashing thunder. I didn’t hear a thing. When we go west, we gain two hours, but when we go east, we lose two hours. Add that to the late nights I’ve been keeping, and you can understand why I was so tired yesterday and last night.

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From Nebraska City, NE

We planned a short day of travel today and it was a good thing.  This morning Mark was catching a heavy crosswind from the southeast that made driving difficult.  We stopped once to get gas and a little after that we stopped at a rest area so he could relax his grip.  Fortunately, as soon as we left the rest area the highway turned southeast so the wind wasn’t hitting us broadside. Continue reading