Thanks for visiting as we Ride & Explore!

Archive for February 19, 2012

Lake Rothbun to Eddyville, IA

We decided on a shorter day today as the hills and humidity are taking a toll on us. Enjoyed coffee and showers at the campground and talked to our new friend Fred.

Pretty cool to cross the Rothbun Dam as it is over a mile wide. The weather was not cooperating with us this morning and I am not complaining as we have been so lucky with weather all throughout our journey. The wind proved to be too much for me so 5 miles into our ride we stopped for cherry pie and ice cream. When we got to the highway the wind was blowing so hard we decided the safer option to be the backroads. This would add just a few extra miles. What’s a few more miles:)

We traveled thru the hilly countryside and towns of Moravia and Blakesburg. We had seen Eddyville on the map and wanted to stay in that town as we have a good friend that has a lake house in Eddyville, KY. Yes..we know we are in Iowa:). Tonight was a hotel night which I am quite fond of….checked in at the Eddyville Inn and spent the rest of the day checking out the local pubs. (2058 miles)

Goodbye to Fred

Only Dam we have crossed this summer

These photos definitely don’t show the wind
<img src="" alt="20120219-075207.jpg" class="alignnone size-full"

But you can get a sense of the hills

Hello Eddyville
<img src="" alt="20120219-081619.jpg" class="alignnone size-full"

<img src="" alt="20120219-081704.jpg" class="alignnone size-full"