Monday, October 20, 2014

Back Home from Tomah

We got away from Tomah in good time this morning and the sun was shining brightly as we crossed the Mississippi River on I-90 at LaCross. The bridge is being repaired and traffic was backed up on Friday when we were coming up but there was no problem this morning. We had a beautiful clear day for traveling. We rehashed all the good time and conversation we had with family in Tomah and used the time to clarify some of our own family memories. We couldn't have found better scenery, temperature and road conditions for such discussion and travel. While we had some "one lane" stretches, it wasn't a great problem, we kept on rolling toward home.
We were fortunate in being able to buy gas on the trip for under $3.00/gal. Here is Don doing the honors at Sapp Bros  just east of Nebraska City on the Iowa side of the Missouri River. We had lunch at Story City, Iowa, where we found  McDonald's had a special on McRib sandwiches. We also drove in to the "Antique City" of Walnut, IA and remarked of its well kept homes. While Don did most of the driving, I did get behind the wheel from Albert Lea, MN, to Story City, IA. We saw some bean and corn harvest underway but much of it is still in the field. There are hundreds if not thousands of Wind Turbines along the route and many trucks on the highways hauling large components for building more. It was a great trip but it's always good to be home.

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