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Tuesday, August 31, 2004

August 31

Tuesday August 31 - Mitchell, SD

Had heavy winds and thunderstorm during the night. Loretta decided to get her hair done and do some shopping while we are here at Wal-Mart. I started the truck to build up the trailer batteries then got a wheelchair to get her into the store. After coffee, we parted ways and I came out to do some work on the computer and check fuel prices on the Internet. Looks like I should wait till Missouri to fuel. Then we shopped some before leaving.
The skies became slightly cloudier as the day progressed. It also looked as if they had gotten more rain the farther east we went. Also the land became flatter with lush pastures and verdant crops. Grazing beef herds now numbered in the hundreds instead of a few animals in the pastures west of here.
Breakfast was in Beresford, SD and we stopped at the visitor center upon entering Iowa. The center was located in an old riverboat that had been pulled up onto the land. It included a self-guided tour of the boat and a very interesting museum. By the time we arrived at Council Bluffs, we were thinking of stopping for the night. We stopped at Harrah’s Casino, but they do not permit overnight parking - their loss, as we would have gotten supper and probably played the slots a while. We found that heading south on I-29 from there was mostly farmland. But finally we found an exit with 3 truck stops. Truckers had recommended Sapp Bros. So we stopped there and were told where we could park away from the trucks. After a delicious supper it was home to catch up on computer, email and relax.


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