Aug 1, 2009
Half Continental Marathon Complete!
Yes, we did it. Our third day began at 6 am, sunrise, in Grand Island, Nebraska. We stopped in Valley Junction, Des Moines for brunch, and bypassed the famous birthplace of Antonia, Ames, Iowa, heading straight up the road for Minneapolis. We arrived, after 11 hours on the road, at 5 pm.
Yes, there was another afternoon thunderstorm, yes there was a ton of road work (but no road workers--what's with that?), and yes, the architecture-award-winning Iowa rest stops were ... memorable.
What was truly memorable was finding family out on the street awaiting us.
Posted by Darien Fisher-Duke at 11:37 PM