Getting up at four thirty I thought I would get going sooner than I did bit by the time I gathered everything together and made my way out of Lansing it was almost six thirty. With the wide bike lane and slight traffic I made good time. The dismal heat of lastweek did help. By getting us used to the "normal" heat. We got to New Albin in gret time just before the heat of the day. The townsfolk had been monitoring my progress. When I arrived the good people of the bank helpe me the rest of the day. I had tine to do a little maintenance on our World with a patch and some paint. I talked to the village children as I worked over the spots I had repaired. I prepared my backpack for the morning as I fielded questions and let Nice(the dog) dig for frogs. I had wanted to write more and I am just now alone in the van with fourteen miles to the next destination , I will be able to get to Minnesota very quickly as it is five or six blocks from the border.
I can hardly keep my eyes open... Goodnight Iowa!