Well, for the first time we had a difficult time finding a place to stay. We thought we would stay in Sioux City, but found the city to be under so much construction that it was very difficult to navigate, plus hotels were full of out of area construction workers. So... we decided to move on and surely we would find something soon.
Famous last words. We kept going. and going, and going... We looked in every small town we came across, but alas, no place to lay our heads. Route 20 stretched long before us. Finally we came into Fort Dodge and found a room at a Best Western. Ah, the vagaries of travel. Tomorrow we'll go through Dubuque on the way out of Iowa towards Madison WI. "You really ought to give Iowa a try--provided you are contrary..." says Meredith Willson of Music Man fame. I agree.