|Here we were running south along the Mississippi hills were cool looking against the flat plains of farm ground.|
It wasn't as flat as I expected. Lots of hills and rolling countryside.
|The mighty Mississippi!|
|On top of the dam at Saylorville Lake. We stayed in Bob Shelter Recreation Area run by the Army Corp of Engineers. Cheap stays all around. Two nights for eighteen bucks.|
|Our trailer is behind the big tan one.|
|Des Moines was rather hilly also. It was a pretty town.|
|Even the figurehead was carved from matchsticks.|
|478,000 matchsticks, 10 gallons of glue and 2000 hours to construct|
|This is Locomotive 22 for the 22 item to go to Ripley's. The levers and buttons in the engine operate. Yes it has wings bolted on by quarter inch bolts.|
It rained very hard that night and we were glad to be in the shelter of the dam. Des Moines had eighty mile per hour winds but we had nothing in our hollow. The Lord has kept us safe from really bad weather but we have been in and out of lots of rain.