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Sep 25, 2015 - September 25, 2015 - Thirtieth Stop - Onawa, IA

I 29 is flat, flat, flat, from our last nights stop to here. We last stayed at this RV Park in 2013. This area had significant rain the last two days so the corn and soybean fields have a lot of standing water. We went by the section of I 29 in Sioux City that had such significant flooding in 2011. Other sections had water as far off the Interstate as we could see. The Missouri River really overflowed. At one point we had to detour off I 29 because the water was too high on the Interstate. Boy, I sure like the diesel prices. $2.40 and lower...

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Jul 10, 2015 - Bang

We turned north today on I-29 and traveled into Iowa. This is pretty countryside. The "farmer" in us has noticed how good all the crops look. Tonight's stop is On-Ur-Way RV Park among the tall cottonwoods in Onawa, Iowa. The lady that checked us in said, "We're expecting some weather. If it gets real bad, we'll bang on your door." Oh.....goody! One EF5 in my lifetime is plenty, thank you! She also told me the registration office was the shelter. It looks to be concrete block with lots of windows. I am not reassured.

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Sep 12, 2013 - Sept 12 - 28th Stop - Onawa, IA

We are heading south toward home. Today was a short trip to a small, but nice RV park. Tomorrow is a long day on I 29 and I 70, so we will stay two nights. Sunday will be another long day, going around St. Louis. No side trips until Indianapolis to see my daughter.

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Jul 3, 2013 - Onawa Blue Lake KOA

Well long day turned out to be not too bad after all. Had short stops in a very large outlet mall, couple of rest areas and of course a Flying J truck and stop where gas is back down to 3.23 a gal gotta like it. Overniting in a KOA with all the amenities before we hit S Dakota for a few days and a fire work show tomorrow nite. Weather in low 30s today so had to finish it off with a meal of good Canadian back bacon with scrambled eggs and hash browns. Fireflies are a thick tonite another but we don't have on the island funny Lil critters....

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Away we go 2013

Apr 15, 2013 - The journey begins ...

Date: April 15, 2013 Tonight’s Location: Onawa, Iowa Mileage: End - 14243 Start - 13759 Total Miles for the day: 482 Weather: cloudy, a touch of drizzle Temperature: start 61º High 44º temperature dropped most of the day Wildlife count: 2 black steel ‘buffalos’ Year List: 177 Birds: Birds were everywhere! American Crow, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Northern Cardinal, Blue Jay, Meadowlark, Rock Dove, Huge flocks of Grackles, Black Vulture, Merlin, (31) Redtail Hawks, Mourning Dove, Eurasian Starling, Osprey in a nest on Truman Lake,...

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Oct 11, 2012 - ON-UR-WA

Trust me, that's the name of the campground about 40 miles south of Sioux City. Nice little campground but the wind was blowing about 25 mph and it was cold on top of the wind....felt like 30 below. Took in our water filter and hose as the temperature went to 25 after the sun went down. Went to take a shower in the bath house the next morning and it was so cold inside that I would have been better taking a shower outside. Did not get cleaned up that morning.

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2012 South Dakota

Sep 26, 2012 - Onawa Iowa

It’s been awhile since I’ve made an entry into my travel journal. Sometimes I become anxious and am ready to tackle the highways and byways of our land to see what is around the next bend in the road. I think we’ve all done that at some point…just keep on driving a little further to see what is just ahead only to find more of the same or be surprised by a grand vista or monumental phenomena. Then there are those times when I just need a week of catching up. We spent the last week or so in Mitchell S.D. to take care of those unpleasant...

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Jul 31, 2012 - 224 mi - Onawa, Iowa

Farmland as far as the eye can see. Soy beans and corn and soy beans and corn. Row upon row, field upon field, forever it melts into the horizon. Onawa (a Native American word meaning 'wide awake') is a small town nestled between Western Iowa’s Loess (luss) Hills and the Missouri River, and between Sioux City (to the north) and Omaha (to the south). Population of approximately 3000. This section of Iowa is known as the Missouri Valley. It's a corridor that is as flat as flat can be. The difference in elevation between the high point and...

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2012 Out West

Jun 22, 2012 - Onawa, IA

Well, we started home today. Went all the way across South Dakota-Bad Lands, cattle grazing, corn fields, wheat fields-rolling terrain. Nixon is enjoying the scenery-ha!ha! Turned south on I29 and entered Iowa at Sioux City. We are staying at the KOA in Onawa, IA-just north of Omaha, NE. Good day except when we got on I29-headwind. Long day tomorrow. Until next time.

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Apr 30, 2012 - Onawa, IA

We decided to have a “short” travel day so we could stop in LeMars, Iowa, known as the Ice Cream Capitol of the World, to visit the Blue Bunny ice cream visitor center and, of course, have a delicious sample. It was, as always, YUM! We noticed themed ice cream cones along the main street and set out to see how many we could find. It was fun finding them. We traveled down some two-lane highways through beautiful farmland. Oh, and throw in a detour or two and we had an interesting trip! LeMars is a small town with not many places to park our...

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Dec 14, 2011 - Made it to Onawa, Iowa

Well, we pulled out of Indian Head this morning at 6:55 on our way south. We went via Winnipeg and crossed the border at Emerson. It took us 6 minutes to get through the border which was a lot better than last year. Roads were good even when we ran into rain. We arrived in Onawa, Iowa just before 10:00pm where we are staying for the night. The temperature is 35F. Now off to bed. Don, Shelly, Gail and Sara (who is very happy to be out of the van!)

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Aug 26, 2010 - Flatland

Great ride today with lower temps and humidity all but gone. Thru Kansas City and the sites there, right by the Royals stadium. We saw more fireworks stores today than ever before. Guess they like to blow each other up down here. Gas is still cheap at 2.40/gal you do the math. Iowa is one flat place. Lots of wetlands as well. Got buzzed by a spray plane today as it came in for a landing on a grass strip right beside the highway. Got my attention for a minute tell you what. Will take it a little easier tomorrow and do some touristy stuff in...

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