I’ve spent the last couple of days updating the Map of my 2013 walk. It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty damn close. Be sure to click on “Enlarge Map” if you want to see it better.
There are some more recent posts on my Facebook page.
I walked through Wheatland, Iowa in Clinton County on August 28. It was very early in the morning and I was dazzled by the artistry, whimsy and elbow grease in many front yards. Not easy to take in with the camera however.
This afternoon I pick up my husband, Lincoln at the airport in Des Moines. I’ve been on my own for a month, walking over 175 miles from Calamus to Ames. My priority has been finding my way day to day. I’ve had some adventures and met some amazing people. Finally I’ve found time to begin posting photos of this part of the journey. Click on the pictures for individual captions. And thanks for bearing with me as I patch together bits of time to post more.
This is my first solo day on August 28, from Calamus where I forgot to take pictures to Wheatland, just five or so miles away. Click on individual photos for captions.
The last week has been amazing. I really had no idea how I was going to walk 50-plus miles on this stretch of US30 without a motel, restaurant or even a gas station. And without a sidekick to drop me off and pick me up. But, by hook or by crook, it happened and I’m now in central Iowa! Big thanks to all the people who helped: Jodi, Brian, Troy, Darrell, and Rick the limo czar and his driver, Sandy. I’m awed by your generosity!
Pictures and details on their way!
July 30th was an especially beautiful walk on a back road that joined US20 at the end of the day. The ramshackle-looking correggated metal farm is especially fetching and full of character, even if it isn’t classic!
Follow my walk across the U.S on Rt. 20. You can also catch up with me on Facebook at my public Nancy Takes A Hike page.
Nancy Takes a Hike
FROM MASSACHUSETTS TO OREGON ALONG ROUTE 20