Tag Archives: Iowa

standing around, talking in the dark

Iowa was a most hospitable and beautiful state. Even though we are half melted from the relentlessly oppressive heat, we are riding high on the joy and positivity we have found here. The southern route we found ourselves along took … Continue reading

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So long, Iowa!

Today, we crossed the Missouri River and entered Nebraska. The state of Iowa has been truly wonderful, and we have a lot of stories to tell from the last week – but they will have to wait. For now, our … Continue reading

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“The Jenny Situation”

And the plot thickens. We were walking along and walking along and walking along, when all of a sudden a pack of barking dogs burst out of a grassy patch between corn fields. Although they made a ruckus, none of … Continue reading

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Sailing the seas of Heat

After setting records in at least 25 states, the week-long heatwave finally broke here in Iowa. From a high heat index of 112°, we are comfortably back into the mid-80’s for a few days. Managing to walk over 100 miles … Continue reading

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Would you like your hiker toasted?

Ok. Imagine you are ordering a sub at Quizno’s. You get your meat and cheese and veggies picked out, and then the purveyor of your sandwich puts it on the conveyor belt and you watch it creep, inch by inch, … Continue reading

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Celebrating our Inderpendance

Driving home from the trail left a lasting impression on us. We were able to see the road from the 60-mph perspective of a driver, and couldn’t help but imagine ourselves walking down the edge of the lane. Too many … Continue reading

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Get your Huckleberry Finn on

Oh, Illinois. Our last day there did not disappoint. We bought – and paid for – breakfast at Cookie’s Diner to fuel us forward. Cookie clattered around in the kitchen, wrapping up eggs, lunchmeat, pickles – anything she could find, … Continue reading

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