We woke up early, had a quick breakfast at the hotel and we’re on the road by 8:30 am. Immediately we are back into the construction. President Obama is re-building America, or at least several dozen miles of I-80 in Illinois.
We start seeing giant wind turbines as we drive along I-280 in Illinois. There are dozens of them on both sides of the Interstate
We crossed over the Mississippi River and half way across, we left Illinois and entered Iowa.
A few years ago we watched a show on TV about a truckers jamboree at the IOWA 80 Truck Stop. Reportedly, the largest truck stop in the world. I had forgotten about that show until I saw the sign above the Interstate. I had to stop and see this place. Definitely the nicest, cleanest, largest truck stop that I have ever seen. The place was a hive of activity because the annual truckers jamboree is being held tomorrow and the next day.
A few photos of the interior, but to see all of my photos, you can visit my FLICKR site, or click on the link above to be taken directly to the website for the Iowa 80 Truck Stop.
A few of photos of the Iowa Sky this afternoon.
Then we cross the state line into Nebraska.
Finally we see our favourite water tower. We saw this water tower on last summers Lincoln Highway Road Trip. Reminds me of a large hot air balloon.
Tomorrow we will be on the road again heading for Colorado. We have never been in the State of Colorado so this will be a first and I will get to add it to my Visited States Map.