Day 11 - They Built It and We Came

Trip Start Jul 03, 2013
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Trip End Jul 25, 2013


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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Once again the girls slept in, awoken by the arrival of Laurie and her kids. Then Debbie and her family arrived and we all sat down for a great family brunch. Afterwards we toured the cemetary seeing family plots, and then went to the town playground. Then the second leg of the trip began with a drive to the Field of Dreams, with drive along the Mississippi River. Amazing how real it looked to the movie. Afterwards we sat above the river at Eagle's Nest and ate a quick dinner and tried to make plans now that we had Internet again. Decided to drive into Wisconsin and ended up in Madison for the night, but unfortunately out of the center of town due to conventions being in town and filling the hotels.

States Visited: Iowa, Wisconsin*
Stops Made: Humpal family farm, cemetery & playground in Protivin, Field of Dreams in Dryerville, IA, Eagles Point in Dubuque, IA
Meals: light breakfast and big lunch @ Adolph's & Miriam's in Protivin; cheese & sausage dinner @ Eagles Point in Dubuque, IA
Accommodations: Comfort Inn in Madison, WI
Miles Driven: 282 miles
Driven on Interstates: 0 (0%)
Drive Time: 6:15 (~45 mph avg)
Weather: low of 70 to start the day with rain, high of 83 midday, dropping to 76 in the evening

Movie Watched: (none)

Highlights:
- great lunch with Humpal family and Debbie and new husband
- riding the mule around town and to family farm
- seeing gravesides of old relatives
- walking around the Humpal house
- seeing bald eagle on drive into Spillville
- driving along the Mississippi River at Gutenburg, IA
- visiting the Field of Dreams in Dryerville, IA
- cheese and sausage dinner at Eagles Point in Dubuque, IA

Lowlights:
- getting a late start on the day, and not leaving Protivin until 3:30 pm
- lack of Internet making it hard to make travel plans
- conventions in Madison filling hotels so we had to find a room out of town
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