Route 66 - Day 20

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July 17th 2012
Published: July 19th 2012
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Newton, IANewton, IANewton, IA

Outside the city library
Another get up and go day. We are starting to really get the hang of these partial set-ups and were on the road by 8. Breakfast was our first stop in Newton. Another nice local cafe in the heart of Republican territory. The conversations we overheard were very interesting.

There's not a lot of interesting things between Newton and our next stop, Yankton, IA. The roads were pretty good too. We made really good time and pulled into Yankton around 3 PM. It was 104 degrees out and there was NO shade in the KOA. Confronted with the choice of setting up in the heat and then sitting in the air conditioned trailer for the rest of the day or sitting in the air-conditioned car and making some miles, we chose the later.

3 hours later and 10 degrees cooler we were in South Dakota ready to find a campground. There's not much besides corn and soybeans in southern South Dakota. We never did find a campground but one of the towns we passed through, Martin, had free overnight camping (wth electricity) at thier city park. After grabbing some Subway sandwiches and setting up, we walked over to the
We've got worms!We've got worms!We've got worms!

Not something I would brag about.
baseball field were the local city team was practicing. Michelle and Tony talked about the rules of baseball while we watched and at the end of practice one of the team members game Michelle one of thier baseballs. Michelle has plans to try softball next year at home.

Tomorrow we should reach the Mount Rushmore KOA after a short drive thanks to today's push.

Tony's Trailering Tip - Trailer parks are not necessary for a great overnight stay.
Michelle's Musings - A park is almost like a KOA.
Anne's Annecdotes - Flexibility in all things is helpful, especially when camping.S

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Silos - not just for grain anymoreSilos - not just for grain anymore
Silos - not just for grain anymore

Some local art somewhere in the middle of Iowa
The Missouri RiverThe Missouri River
The Missouri River

We crossed a HUGE dam across the Missouri River
Wide LoadWide Load
Wide Load

REALLY wide load. there must be a few big things factories in South Dakota. We keep seeing blades for wind turbines and other big things. Now it's giant dump truck beds. Took up the whole width of the road over the dam.
Storm RunnersStorm Runners
Storm Runners

We were racing the storm. Only clipped it for a mile or so.
Martin, SDMartin, SD
Martin, SD

A nice city park in a nice city.

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