Saturday, May 2, 2009

From the heart of Des Moins, Americas corn capital

As you all know we are on a big adventure this week. We have just tackled the longest drive we have done in a long while and we're only half way there. We have seen more corn fields than I would like for a life time and have seen some nice pottys on the way. I have to say that Illinois has better pottys than any other state I've seen so far. Very clean and well kept. We were pleased.

So far the family is getting along well. We were a little worried that 12 hours might be a little long to sit in a hot car and stare at corn but everyone is handling it pretty well. No car sickness, no major arguments....yet. The highlight of the drive was the worlds largest truck stop. A combination truck stop / walmart/ doctors office/ movie theatre/ crazy thing in the world. I've attached some pictures of that. It's been a long day and tomorrow will be an equally long day to get to Mount Rushmore. So it's time for bed and hopefully an early start tomorrow. More updates daily so check back. As of yet Joseph has not found a statue of his co-worker (Iowas most famous resident) but he will continue to look.

Greetings from Iowa,

Joseph & Devin


April said...

How fun! Can't wait to hear more.