This morning’s route took us through the town of Hampton, Iowa with it’s courthouse standing proudly in the center of town then past countless farms and fields, grain silos and barns adorned with painted quilts. In fact we tweaked our route this morning to see a couple of the Barn Quilts of Black Hawk County. As we shared the road with more than one behemoth John Deere tractor we were reminded of the day we got to sit in the cab of one of those ironic tractors. This is a land of hard working, proud, self sufficient people and we’re excited to be in the heart of Iowa, the heart of our nation.




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When Plans Go Awry

When Plans Go Awry

A string of unexpected problems complicated our transition from Southampton to Haarlem but calm problem solving and a sense of adventure led to unpredicted delights and a story for the ages.