10/01/2011: Day 2: Fairfield, IA to Lincoln, NE
We woke in the Hamilton farmhouse, and had a look around.
We popped up to town for some coffee, and then headed out on the road.
In spite of my desire to avoid Interstates on which we'd already traveled, we chose to go up to see another state capitol and use I-80 from there westward. The caption of the first picture of the capitol justifies it some more.
There are things to see on the way, too. Had we more time to spare, we would have spent a full day just to get to Des Moines. Pella itself is worth a weekday.
But as we had dinner and dance plans in the next state, we had to get moving up to the government seat. And we didn't have as much leisure as we'd have liked there, either.
After seeing Pella, we were not interested in going up to Elkhorn again, as we had on our previous Yellowstone trip. But we did see (not much choice) the Adair Energy Wind Farm before crossing into Nebraska.
As we zipped past the Strategic Air and Space Museum south of Omaha, I noticed that I was wearing my Stafford Museum shirt from the time I met the fastest man ever. But we hadn't time to stop on this trip.
So we arrived, dined, danced, and then crashed at Henry's apartment. Karen called a couple of contra dances to this crowd, as she had called a couple of English dances last night.
After today we have a more leisurely schedule; five days to get to Yellowstone.