Wednesday, September 2, 2015

September 2, 2015

We spent our first night in Iowa.  And, remembering we found a Mexican restaurant for dinner....
Phil found his Verizon store and bought the wi-fi Hot Spot.....it became invaluable for our communication needs.

The western part of Iowa is picturesque with rolling hills and fields dotted with cattle and small farms.
We stopped at a 'point of interest' in the most northwestern corner of Iowa and climbed a lookout tower.  We could see forever......

It seemed once we reached Sioux City, Iowa that we turned right (north) and were in South Dakota!  Boom.
I had pointed out in a previous post (September 2, 2014) that beyond a far ridge was the Missouri River.  We did not set foot in Nebraska, but, criss-crossed the Missouri once or twice and also crossed the Missouri River in five different states. 

"Sioux City is at the navigational head of the Missouri River, about 95 miles north of the Omaha–Council Bluffs metropolitan area. Sioux City and the surrounding areas of northwestern Iowa, northeastern Nebraska and southeastern South Dakota."  (Wikipedia)


(Courtesy of Wikipedia Maps)

The vastness of this area is overwhelming.....western Iowa, South Dakota, Montana....
I felt like singing 'Home on the Range.'

We had clear skies and traffic was moderate......little did I realize how much I "longed" for civilization once we entered Wyoming.....
We spent the night in Mitchell, South Dakota.  Home of the famed Corn Palace!  :-)

Journey Mercies......