Journal entry – 13 July 2015, Mon

Journal entries are just that – the digital copy of my hand-written entries in my journal. If you aren’t interested in the daily details of our adventure, feel free to skip on to the next “regular” post.

Busy day, even if we didn’t do a lot. Still have to arrange transporation from the last stop on the RAGBRAI (Davenport, IA – where our wheel estate will be waiting for us) to the first (Sioux City, IA) with our bags and our bikes.

Spent all morning researching options. Charters are $300 for the two of us. Renting a car or UHaul is comperable or more. Catching a ride with others doesn’t seem to be working out.


For almost the same cost we could pay for family to come up and give us a lift – which gives us the chance to visit with them for a bit as well. Unfortunately, try as we might, no one happens to be available.

Mid afternoon we head to the pool for a respite from research. Water feels great and only two other people are there. One is an employee, a college student from Spain interning here for the summer. We chat for a bit before he heads back to work.

Back to research, I look at our long-term parking options for the week and reach out to confirm that they can accomodate us. They can, but we can’t get the early-bird price. I check that charters still have open spots for a ride (supposed to be scheduled by July 1) and book some seats.

Business done for the day, I head to bed to resume movie watching. I begin crocheting an afgan for the window seat.