“On the Road Again”! The
Atlantic Ocean or Bust!
|Leaving Mt Pleasant for the Atlantic Ocean|
I did not leave Mt Pleasant until this afternoon – I had several odds and ends to pull together before being gone for a month or more.
As I began driving I reflected on how
has changed since we arrive home on July 7. In early July the crops were lush and green, now they are shades of gold and tan. Harvest is beginning - I saw a few (very few) corn fields being harvested. I stopped for a few photos of fields – compare the colors to earlier photos. Another season has just passed! Iowa
|Field of Soybeans almost ready for harvest|
|Fields of corn - harvest has begun|
|Mississippi River at Muscatine - Barge waiting to go through the locks|
One of the projects we completed this week in preparation for being gone was stealing bee juice! Cal extracted 23 gallons of honey from his 6 bee hives.- those little guys were busy during the early part of the summer, but when it became so dry that flowers were not blooming, the honey flow almost stopped.
Hopefully tomorrow will be lovely day as we continue east