Saturday, July 14, 2012

July 14 - Kearney to Racine (Home)

Got up at 5:30 AM again. Isn't there a law against having to get up earlier on vacation than on a work day? I guess not.

We were at the Econolodge, a very basic standard. It was clean but the walls were paper thin and thus noisy into the early hours of the morning.
Checked out of the hotel, had breakfast at McDonalds, sausage biscuit with egg of course and was on the road by 7:30 AM.

Made a few more phone calls regarding the windshield replacement and I believe we are finally all set.

Encountered patches of construction areas but no major delays. We crossed into Iowa at 10:09 AM, making good time, I hope it stays this way.
Went passed a wind farm with 100+ wind turbines on both side of the street, rather difficult to take a picture from the car but I tried.
A little later we saw wind turbine blades being transported, on the way over there was 6, and this time it was 2. I am presuming the third one is coming or we missed it.

12:35 - gas stop at Kellogg's and picked up a hot dog. The sky is cloudy in our direction of travel. If it does rain it will be the first downpour we have encountered not counting a couple of short bursts of thunder showers and sprinkles.

The Midwest certainly needs the rain, so this will be good if it happens.
Somewhere in Iowa at around 1:30 PM it is starting to sprinkle but only lasted for about 20 miles and the sky is back to being bright and blue.

Home finally, after 11 hours of driving. Chinese takeout tonight.


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