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

From Newton Hills State Park, SD

In case you’ve been following our journey in your road atlas, here’s the route we took today:  We drove east from Jamestown, ND to Fargo, ND.  Then we turned due south and made a stop at Home Depot in Sioux Falls, SD.  From there we continued south for a few more miles and took the exit east to Canton, which on my map appears to be right on the border with Iowa.  Then we turned south a little way further to Newton Hills State Park.  Technically I suppose I could have put Canton, SD in the subject heading, but we’re actually not that close to Canton.  So now that you know where we are, here is today’s story: Continue reading