Hello northern Iowa, southern Minnesota and eastern South Dakota!
Did you know there are rest areas and then there are “modern” rest areas in Iowa?
You want the modern ones, trust me.
BTW, there is still snow in northern Iowa!
And yes, Minnesota IS the land of 10,000 lakes.
Eastern South Dakota kind of went on and on after a long day’s drive.
What is that interesting formation in the distance?
Who knew that in the middle of nowhere we would find a sculpture park along I-90? The behemoth bull’s head and a humongous hammer from Porter Sculpture Park are now forever etched in my memory.
After about 500 miles of driving Tuesday, we were intrigued enough to stop and see the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota.
After that bit of excitement we found a comfy place to rest. We hit the treadmill and elliptical to counteract some of the sedentary hours we had spent sitting in the rental car, and capped the day off with a restful soak in the hot tub. Ahhh!