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May 29, 2014 - Newton, IA

We are in Iowa, Toto! We drove past many interesting signposts. Paul says we'll come back another time.... I saw many antique malls, a sign to the Herbert Hoover Museum, factory outlet stores, a consignment mall, the Kinze Innovation Center (they seem to manufacture farming equipment) and the Kellogg Museum. So much to think about! Tomorrow we start towards the Badlands National Park with tomorrow night half way there. Then we will rest for several days and regroup.

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To Alaska and Back

Oct 1, 2013 - Iowa

Use your imagination here.... I-35 north to south across half of Iowa with 20+mph headwinds..! When we were getting ready to leave on the trip, I called our friend, Bill, the truck driver who knows a LOT about roads to see what would be our best bet for the longest segment of our trip. When I mentioned Newton, his response was "what are you doing there???" Now we've been wondering the same thing! ha Ready....? We picked a campground that would be easy in and out since we only had one night and didn't want to unhook. Found one that was 'in...

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Sep 9, 2013 - Day 2

From Grand Island to here, we saw corn fields, milo, corn, soy. . . did I mention corn? And wind farms (which I think are beautiful). We went through DeSoto which claims to be the birthplace of John Wayne as well as the starting point for touring the Bridges of Madison County. (We didn't see the Duke or Clint or Meryl anywhere.) We thought yesterday was hot. Today set a record -- 102.

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New England 2013

Sep 17, 2012 - Red Rock & Pella

Sunday drove 18 miles out to Red Rock Lake the largest lake in Iowa, years ago there were 4 towns where the lake is but when they built the dam they then flooded the area most people had left years ago after they had closed the coal pits down. We walked over 6 miles around the lake and over the dam, glorious day for it. Then drove onto Pella only 3 miles away a little town with a touch of Holland where loads of Dutch people settled many years ago, even a Windmill in the town.

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Wandering America

Sep 17, 2012 - Winterset & Des Moines

Good flight out finally got to the hotel at 11.30pm US time after leaving home 8.30am our time. Woke up to rain but it stopped by the time we had got to storage to pick up RV & Car. We arrived to find a flat tyre on the car which Wal managed to pump up with a foot pump looks like it might need a new one as that tyre had gone flat before. Both the RV & Car started first time which was brilliant usually we always have to call out breakdown for the RV, so we were on the road by 9.40am driving to our first campsite which was only 33 miles away....

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Wandering America

Jul 30, 2011 - Travel day - Newton, Iowa

Travel day from Greenwood, Nebraska (Pine Grove RV Park and Campground) to Newton, Iowa (Newton KOA). Our time in Nebraska was kinda quiet due to the fact that Ken is still fighting his infection but we still had a great time visiting with Gwen, John and Aaron. We was fortunate to be close to family with his relapse and was able to get great medical care. We was able to pick Aaron up several times from Kids Club and go for lunch at his choice of dining places and then playing some Wii or shopping or just plain relaxing. Also enjoyed...

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Jul 11, 2011 - Newton, Iowa, USA

We decided to stop in Newton, Iowa at a KOA for 3 nights. We replenished the groceries, did 5 loads of laundry, and cleaned the coach. Later today we will go looking for a barber shop for Clarence. This morning at 4:00 AM we were awakened to strong winds and rain. We turned on the TV and there were all kinds of warnings out. We got dressed thinking we might have to go to the campground bathroom which was listed as their tornado structure. However, the storm passed and all is well at the campground. There were a couple of semi trucks blown...

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May 20, 2010 - Newton, IA

May 20 Newton KOA Newton, IA Our destination today was supposed to be Rock Creek State Park in Kellogg, IA. We had stayed there 2 years ago and it is a great place. When we got there, today, most of the sites were reserved and the two that were open we decided against due to the looks of the campers nearby. (Okay so we’re snobs!) We found a KOA in Newton and stayed there. It was a clean campground but not what we would prefer. It backed up to the highway so quiet time wasn’t possible. We found out that the Iowa Speedway was this weekend and...

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Oct 2, 2009 - Iowa in the Rain

THURSDAY, October 1 -- It's been raining off-and-on all day. We arrived at the Rolling Acres RV Park. It's in the town of Newton, just 8 miles down the road from the campground we were at in June of 2008 - "the Tornado episode". We decided to not tempt fate by staying there again. FRIDAY, October 2 -- Still raining. Nothing heavy, just pesty stuff. Drove south to Pella to see the sights. Spent several hours touring through the Interpretive Center at the Pella Historical Village and Vermeer Mill & Windmill. The windmill tour was quite...

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Sep 16, 2009 - Newton, Iowa

Sept. 16, Wednesday From Madison, Wisc. To Newton, Iowa. This was a long day. John wanted to get most of the driving out of the way and he was feeling good. We stopped several times to rest and eat. We traveled S to Davenport on Hwy 61 and 80 W to Newton. Spent the night at the Newton Walmart.

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Jul 24, 2009 - Driving across Country

After leaving Washington, we drove down to Oregon and crossed the northern part of the state on I-84 from Portland. The 1st 100 or so miles travels along the Columbia river and it is beautiful scenery. Dams, mountains and rivers all showing the beauty of our great country. Then lots of MOUNTAINS. This week has been mostly a week of traveling. After Oregon came Idaho and then Utah, and then Wyoming and Nebraska. Tonight we are just east of Des Moines Iowa and hope to make it to Indiana tomorrow and spend a few days with Jerry and Carolyn....

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Sep 26, 2008 - Day 5 on Interstate 80

Day 5 Today’s been a pretty quiet day. Mom started off again and a couple of hours into her drive she’s telling dad to go back and fix a snack. She usually fixes the snacks and feeds them to dad. He’s doing a great job. I can see him through my “soft side”. Dad’s telling her to look for a truck stop so we can fuel up this boat. She says she’s getting sleepy and needs a cup of coffee. “Well, pull over and I’ll drive”, he says. “But you only want to make one stop” she says. “If you’re tired pull over!” “I’m awake now!!” But there’s a rest...

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