Pit stop grumbles

Wednesday, July 09, 2003 Back at a computer, and back in Dublin, for a week of paid employment to help fund the Mississippi trip. Since I last posted, I’ve seen two 4th of July firework displays (one on the 5th, complete with orchestral assistance and accompanying lightning – in Burlington, Iowa), ridden my first jetski […]

Dream of Fields

Wednesday, July 02, 2003 I’m now in Dyersville, Iowa. Famous as the farm toy capital of the world. I’m off to the Farm Toy museum this afternoon, to look at 30,000 die-cast John Deeres and the like. It’s also where they filmed Field of Dreams, and they kept the baseball diamond in the corn fields, […]

Lansing, Iowa

Monday, June 30, 2003 Hello from Lansing, Iowa, on a sunny day beside the river. Seem to have found my riding legs – notching up higher speeds now (and the kind wind helps). More picturesque scenery out here – steep-sided wooded bluffs on either side of the river, and a few more towns and villages. […]