05/15/19 Tiptonville, TN-Iowa City, IA

DAY #207

Pretty quiet day on the journey. Got up early and guess what, yup, it was raining again. I was able to get packed up in between rain drops, and on the way by 9:00 am.

After driving for eight and one half hours (all freeway or expressway) and stopping three times for gas (avg. 11.1 mpg), I pulled into the motel in Iowa City, IA. where I proceeded to spend an exciting evening doing laundry and taking a shower, oh yeah, I also binged watched ‘Shark Tank’ on TV.

It is kind of nice not having to set the trailer up. I was able to find a place to park it (still attached to the truck) and fingers crossed it doesn’t get broken into or stolen (now that what be an interesting blog).

Driving down the interstate through Missouri.

Didn’t sleep that well last night so I’m looking forward to the sack time that I think I’ll be getting tonight.

I have to admit I’m getting a little anxious in getting back home.

I going to nominate today’s blog as perhaps the most boring daily blog I’ve written on the journey.

05/14/19 Tiptonville, TN

DAY #206

Last day in Tennessee and what a beautiful day it was. The sky’s had cleared and it was blue sky and sunshine. The temperature was around 70 degrees, by far the nicest day in my stay at Reelfoot Lake State Park.

After a lot of back and forth, I’ve decided that when leaving here tomorrow, I’ll be heading back to Osakis, the journey has entered it’s final leg. I had toyed with the idea of staying in Missouri for a few days, but in the end, I decided it was time to come home.

The plan is to leave the campground tomorrow morning and after a long, long day (much of it freeway), I’ll stay over at a motel in Iowa City, IA, and then continue on to Osakis the next day (after another long drive).

I decided to spend this last day just meandering around and seeing some of the sights the area has to offer.

As I was wandering around, I came upon the wildlife refuge and spent some time here.

He gave me the lowdown on what was happening in the refuge.
Actually got out of the truck and did some walking.
Saw a few cardinals but try and get a photo of those little guys, I think they like teasing me.
The back waters of Reelfoot Lake.

After leaving the refuge, did some more meandering around and came across some old Florida buddy’s.

Went down the line and look where I ended up.

And just like that, I was back where I started.

Heading back to the campground, I stopped at the boat ramp and took some better photos of the lake than the one’s from last Sunday.

Made it back to the campground, what a beautiful day it turned out to be.