Day 5: New Lenox, IL to Des Moines, IA

After a short night’s sleep at Walmart, we continued West.  Two of the RV’s tires were almost done when we left New York, so when we stopped at a park in Davenport, Iowa for lunch, I called around and found a shop to replace the tires:

We drove a full day and ended up at a gas station in Des Moines in the early evening.  While waiting for the tank to fill, I did a quick search on the phone and discovered that the Iowa State Fair is currently in progress.  We have been using an application using Field Trip on the phone that tells us about local items of interest, and that’s how we found out about the fair being in Des Moines.  Being that we’re not on a particular schedule, we decided to visit the fair!  Trish has always talked about the county fair in her hometown, so I figured she would be thrilled to visit a state fair.

It was, in a word, huge:

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We visited the pigeon display are first:

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The pig building was immense:

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The cow building:

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High tension at the horseshoe contest:

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Showing sheep for the ribbons:

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The fair had a massive midway, and hundreds of RVs camped out in an adjoining field.  Trish had a great time!

We left the fair at 11pm, and stayed that night at the Walmart of West Des Moines.  See the trip map for today’s drive and our current location.

Days 3 and 4: Laurel Mountain SP to New Lenox, IL
Day 6: Des Moines, IA to North Platte, NE

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