It was August and it was starting to get pretty hot in Texas. It was time to head north to cooler temps and a visit back to Wisconsin, our first since we started full timing over 2 years ago. We would miss the sunrises and critters that hung around our motor home….
Oddly enough, these scorpions look like gummy bears. They are nocturnal and were hanging out in this chair we had folded under the motor home. There were about 5 of them, made us really glad we worked day shift, who knows how many of them are wondering around at night.
As we drove north through Texas, the landscape changed from dry and dusty to green and lush, and eventually civilization…
We had a pretty ambitious schedule and wanted to make it to WI in 4 days, so there wasn’t a lot of time for sight-seeing. We came up through Oklahoma to Missouri which is home of the largest gift store and largest candy store, according to the billboards on the side of the road. But one thing we can guarantee they have beat most states at hands down, are the worst highways ever!! We did stop over for a night at the Lake of the Ozarks, this is one place we would like to come back and explore more. This is the view we had at the campground we were at…a far cry from the oil fields of Texas.
Only one more state to go through before we’d get into WI, Iowa. I have to admit, I really never thought that there was anything special about Iowa, wasn’t it pretty much like WI? No, not really. Yes there are farms and crop fields, but it’s so green and manicured. There weren’t weeds growing in the cracks of the roads or trash on the side of the highway..it was sort of like a painting with all the green rolling hills and corn as tall as either of us have ever seen.
Just one place we had to stop on the way…
The movie set for the Field of Dreams is located just north of Dyersville, IA and in the middle of farm country.
There were a lot of people here with their kids playing ball in the field and taking pictures of walking out of the corn, of course we had to do that touristy thing too!
See the corn really is BIG!
We haven’t managed to master this whole “SELFIE” thing. For some reason every time we hold the camera up, we both think that we have to move our head back in some weird twisted way. Something to work on but we couldn’t pass up this photo-op!
…and we were back. Hello Wisconsin!
Next stop…Fond du Lac, WI.