Sorry for the blurry pictures. Dirty windshield, snow blowing and moving truck all contributed to the fact.
Here we are entering Iowa. Iowa. Always reminds me of my 4-H songs from eons ago, back in my youth! Iowa, beautiful land. OR Iowa, Iowa, that's where the tall corn grows. Iowa, Iowa, that's where the pretty girls grow. Or in my case, the tall girls grow because I'm tall. Anyhow, that's all ancient history. Back to the here and now.
Doesn't look like Iowa is going to be any safer than Minnesota was.
Again, my childhood. We loved to play in the big drifts along the country roads where we were raised in Northeastern Iowa.
This one is bad folks. Jaws of life. About 6 emergency vehicles. Two cars on the left, and two down a large embankment on the right.
Let's just hurry and get past this scene. My neck is tensing up. My shoulders ache. My chest hurts.
We stopped at a rest stop only to be told it was worse ahead. We were told there were many, many vehicles in the ditch.
Hey guys! The sign says SOUTH 35, can't you read that! South is supposed to be warmer. Oh, I guess not south Iowa, uh?
And it continues. I know there were ten in the ditch in a one mile stretch of road.
Okay. Here's three more. Grab the Garmin and find the nearest motel. Only 7.3 miles ahead. I hope we can make it.
Hooray for Super 8! Cheap room but nice and clean with a king bed, TV for the Vikings game tonight, and wireless internet for blogging. What more can we want!
And now the sun is shining. The wind is still blowing though, and the temps are dropping to about ten below tonight. So better be safe and warm and spending the money for a motel than freezing in the ditch someplace waiting for an ambulance. Or on a cold slab.......oh, don't even think that way.
I am going to relax and try to settle my nerves and work the aches out of my neck and shoulders. Let me tell you that the stress of the four hours we were on the road this morning does bad things to FMS nerves and muscles.
Thank you Judy my friend. I know your prayers got us here safely! Oh, give thanks unto the Lord!