I have just taken a new job in Great Falls, Montana. A new state and new areas to explore.
By: joealaska , 3:42 AM GMT on July 03, 2013
Day One of THE 4-C (Cross Country Cat Cruise) was pretty uneventful.
I left a bit late, as I still was packing in the morning.
A bit odd was the weather. COOL. It actually dropped over the morning until it bottomed out at 64 degrees F in Indiana and Illinois. That was around 1 PM. Then it increased until we were at 82 degrees F in Iowa. Normally I expect 85-100 around here.
I wanted to do 600 miles just to get a feel. I am right at 600 here. And it was a long day. About 9 hours. It would take four such days to get back from Ocean Shores. Dragging the cats.
There were a couple of nearby thunderstorms in Iowa to keep things interesting. Just as I entered Iowa I saw IOWA 80 TRUCK STOP in Walcott. Confirmed: Big.
So now I sit in Ankeny, Iowa, near Des Moines. In the morning I head north to Minneapolis, then northwest to Fargo. Then west across all of North Dakota.
Glad to be mostly done with moving into my apartment.
This could be my last trip for some time. May as well have some fun. I passed up a perfect golfing opportunity today. 36 holes In The Middle Of Nowhere, Illinois. A quick glance showed it to be wide open with nobody in sight. But I moved forward with a feline focus.
May look for a golf course in remote North Dakota tomorrow, just for kicks.
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