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Further North In The American Mid-West

Today, once again, there were no storms to be had, but we did traverse three states; Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri. After leaving the beautiful setting in Wichita, we headed northeast to the Kansas state capital of Topeka with its wonderfully-domed state capital.

Further north we drove through a number of native American reservations such as the Kickapoo and Ioway tribes with their obligatory casinos. We also drove through the town of Hiawatha which looked like it was stuck in a time warp. The town was named after a famous poem, Song of Hiawatha, and not specifically because of its native Americans,

The last leg of this day’s travels was driving up western Iowa, then crossing back over the Missouri River into Omaha, Nebraska. We stayed downtown, next to a stadium having a major college baseball game followed by a prodigious fireworks display. Opposite this stadium is the state energy building with a fantastic mural along its wall facing the street.

Tomorrow it was reported would be a good chance for some strong storms in the state of Illinois, just a few hours away. We would decide on whether to commit in the morning.

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Posted by PassionRetirees 19:18 Archived in USA

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