When we were in Lincoln, Nebraska for Melanie's GCLC conference, several people asked us where we were traveling to next.
We told them Des Moines, Iowa where one of our favorite restaurants is located.
We also like to camp along Lake Saylorville at one of the nice Corp of Engineers parks there.
Several people mentioned the Iowa State Fair and all recommended that we go. We decided to go midweek. It was a really good decision. Recommended.
We're in Lincoln, Nebraska for a Global Collaborative Law Council conference. I rode a portion of both MoPac Trail East and MoPac Trail West yesterday.
It's been hot and dry in and around Lincoln lately and the East trail which is crushed gravel was dusty. The West Trail is concrete.
We were in Valentine, Nebraska for a few days mainly so I could ride the Cowboy Recreation and Nature Trail. I lucked out and had a great day for riding.
We'd reached 109 degrees F. while traveling through South Dakota the day before and highs were in the mid 70's the next day when I rode.
I rode from the outskirts of Valentine out 20 miles, turned around and came back. I saw only walkers (about 5 people) who were out to see the above views from the trestle near Valentine. The Sandhills of this part of Nebraska are beautiful and this time of year hay has been baled and is out in the pastures.
Steven and Melanie