A long HOT day. We leave Laurel, Nebraska and head into Iowa. We pass an exhibit on wind power with lots of historic wind devices. Billy wants a photo of the Lewis and Clark trail that we have followed off and on up to this point, so we stop along the side of the road to get a photo. There is much more activity along the way now, many more farms, and towns. We pass miles and miles of corn and soybean fields.
We stop for breakfast at Moville, Iowa. It's the only place in town for breakfast and it turns out to be a good one. The cafe opens at 5 am for the retired farmers who come in for chatting, coffee and breakfast. The prices are reasonable, the eggs are good and the people are friendly. We're interested in the large main street that offers parking in the middle of the street!
It's a HOT, HOT day as we continue across Iowa. The whole Midwest of the country is in record breaking temperatures. We stop often, drink as much as we can, use our "arctic ties" that go around our necks to try and keep cool. The heat has caused concrete buckling in different areas of the midwest and we run into one such issue. The heat caused a joining seam in the concrete to buckle up and cars had caused the concrete to come apart in large chunks. Luckily we are in the high speed lane where there are fewer chunks of concrete that Billy is able to slow down and maneuver around. Whew! that was scary! We spend the night on the border of Iowa and Illinois at a Comfort Inn in Burlington.