|Iowa, the heart of the corn belt. We never saw so much corn in our lives - hundreds, if not thousands, of miles of corn fields. After leaving the Mississippi River we went inland to Sugar Bottom, a Corps of Engineers Park near Iowa City. We have been to a lot of Corps parks but never one as nice as this one. Our campsite was not available over the Labor Day holiday so they gave us a list of ones that were and we chose one (three sites away from the one we reserved on line). It was a true "Bill campsite". My RV friends will know what that is: cement parking pad, 50 amp power, sewer and water, with no overhanging trees. There must have been 50 feet between campsites. We stayed there for 8 nights.
We took several day trips in the car. Iowa City is the home of the Univ. of Iowa (Jayhawks) and of course it was the first weekend of their football schedule. I never saw so much black & gold before. We didn't think much of Iowa City but I did get a picture of the original capital building (now part of the University) and a couple of interesting church steeples. Most of our day trips were country side and areas around the lake and dam built by the Corps of Engineers.
We left Sugar Bottom this morning and are heading south. We, unfortunately, have to go back to the factory in Red Bay, AL to have a few things fixed. A couple of the things they fixed when we started our trip were not fixed properly and we developed a couple of other "snags" they have to fix as well.
When we leave Red Bay we hope to have enough time to go to Georgia to see my granddaughter, Jenny, to see her new baby boy. Hopefully we can plan it so we can see the girls as well (they are both in school now).
Enjoy Iowa with us. Bill and Susan