Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Friday, July 23, 2010

Off the beaten path in Iowa

GNR is history. We remain camped at the rally grounds due to heavy rains last night and watching, as some of the motorhomes became stuck in the mud when they tried to leave. This results in a very large tow truck arriving to drag the unlucky ones to harder ground. Since we are in no big hurry yet and the forecast for tomorrow and Sunday is sunny and warm, we are going to wait and hope the grounds dry up some in the next day or two. There is a chance for heavy rains again this evening. If that occurs, we will likely be here until sometime Sunday.

In the meantime, we cast around for something to do today and decided to see the largest bullhead fish located in Crystal Lake, Iowa. This proved to be a short diversion, so we headed a bit south to the town of Britt, Iowa-home of the HOBO Museum and scene of an annual HOBO convention in August that claims to have several thousand attendees, the majority of which, I believe, do not claim to be HOBO’s. The museum has a collection of HOBO artifacts along with a written and verbal history of this unique part of American history.

I would not go out of the way to visit, but certainly interesting if you happen to be in the area.


Happytrails said...

I think you made a very wise decision!! The museum had to be better than being pulled out of the mud. :)
Hope the weather clears and you can be on your way soon.

Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

Paul and Mary said...

Are you guys staying around today? We're still in our same spot. We may run into Mason City, but if you want to wade over later it'd be great to see you!

Judy and Emma said...

If you're still thinking of coming to Yellowstone, it's a good idea to not rush and let the ground dry out where you are.

My guess is the crowds here will thin out some in a week or two. :)

Judy and Emma said...

P,S. Say hi to Paul and Mary for me if you see them. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, my 3rd career, a HOBO!!