|Stratigic Air Command museum, Ashland, Nebraska|
The Iowa horizon started to get overcast and eventually by the time we cleared Fairfield, the eastern horizon was smoke gray with a hint of battleship gray-not what we wanted to see in front of us! Twenty-two miles later we rolled past Mt. Pleasant thinking that maybe we were going to luck-out with only little spritz of rain but we managed to catch up to that storm which now looked to be over Burlington and the western Illinois shoreline...Well, the rain finally started to fall earnestly so it was time for the good ole rain suit! Thankfully the rain lost its enthusiasm! Our day was almost over; we stopped for one more fill-up outside of West Burlington, before making the last 25 mile stretch for Day 2. Once again a kind clerk did not charge me for a cup of burnt coffee! Free coffee is always a good deal for me especially when you want the day to be over! So, after listening to a very colorful character talk about this and that, Ron and I lit the wick and left Iowa in our rearview mirrors!