Monday, August 12
We left St. Joe at 8:55 and headed north on I29. We wanted to go to Squaw Creek and see what was there. Unfortunately, we were only able to go a short distance before the road was closed. We didn’t see any birds, but we did see thousands of water lilies. What a sight it was!
When we were done there, we headed north again on I29. At Hwy. 2 we turned towards Nebraska and crossed over the Missouri River. The whole area around there was still flooded. There was road construction on Hwy. 2 all the way to the river. A lot of the businesses on that stretch of the road had suffered major destruction. Sad to see. We went back to I29 and headed north again.
North of Omaha we turned onto Hwy. 30 and went into Missouri Valley, IA. Just outside of Woodbine, we saw this grain elevator again but the town had added a purple cone flower. Not far up the road we stopped to get a shot of this girl and her dog. The girl was about 8-9′ tall. Tommy said it reminded him of when Biscuit chewed on Amanda’s Barbie dolls.
We continued on Hwy. 30 to Denison where we turned onto Hwy. 59.
We stopped at this pretty little park in Cherokee and had a picnic lunch.
A few minutes down the road — this was a “slam on your brakes and pull a u-turn” shot!
A church in Alton.
I do love seeing all of the unique things we see on our travels.
We got to the AmericInn in Worthington, MN, at 6:00. Dinner was from KFC.
Total miles driven – 1242