Penny and Bob's Great Adventure 2013 travel blog

Iowa City skyline

More skyline

The home of Quaker Oats

I don't know what this building is/was but it looked interesting.

And the road goes on forever!

Never heard of this brand of tractor before.

Ours isn't the only house traveling down the highway.

A lot of silos

And this is Dike, Iowa

Our campsite at the Grundy County Campground

We stayed an extra night at Little Bear and got on the road this morning at 10:45. I’ve planned our route so we’re not driving as long. My back really gets to aching on our normal drives so I’ll see if the 2, 2 ½-hour drives are any better.

As we drive along I-80 then north on I-380 then west onto US 20, we see that the corn is starting to yellow and brown but don’t know whether it’s because it’s time to think about harvest or whether we’re driving into “drought country”. I know the lady at Little Bear said they’ve not had rain for 2 months.

Pulled into the Grundy County Campground in Dike, Iowa around 12:30 after a nice short drive of 110 miles. This is a very nice campground next to the Grundy County Lake. Along a gravel (dusty) road but none of the dust reaches the campground. Lots of lots and only 2 other campers here. Nice. Not all the lots have water but when there are not many others here, you get your pick and we chose one with the water within reach of our hose. We've found this is more the rule than the exception with many midwest county and state parks. Many parks have electric only. We've never traveled with water in our tank so we have to pick and choose where we'll be spending a night or two.

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