On the Road: Iowa and Minnesota
[message type="custom"]On the Road is a series of posts highlighting the "getting there" portion of my epic road trip through the western US - not focused on a specific destination but rather some [seemingly random] observations along the way, mostly to give the folks outside the US and idea of what the country looks like beyond NYC and Hollywood movies.[/message] I have spent the first couple of years after college working in Cedar Rapids, Iowa so I have quite a few friends still living there and I figured I would swing by to see them, even if it wasn't exactly on my road trip route, then continue north to Minneapolis.
Unfortunately, getting my car ready for the trip delayed my departure so that instead of spending three days in CR, I was only there for half a day. So everyone was summoned for a Sunday morning breakfast and it was awesome to catch up with almost all of my non-imaginary friends all at once. As well as make some plans for future travels to Bulgaria.
We also wanted to hit up the Lost Island watermark in the afternoon with some folks - an hour north of CR in Waterloo, it is still my favorite waterpark in the world! But the weather had it's own thoughts about that and different forecasts could not agree when and how long it will actually storm around there.
Since I was driving through the cornfields after the sunset the day before and was unable to show off the famous Iowa cornfields in their whole glory, I had to take a few pictures along the way today:
The northern Iowa not only grows corn, but also the wind turbines.
The terrain has changed - never-ending cornfields gave way to rolling hills and trees along the road.