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Day 26: Travel day from Galena, IL to Cherokee, IA.
Left Galena in late morning. We're so glad we had the opportunity to experience such a warm and welcoming town. 15 minutes out, we crossed the mighty Mississippi at Dubuque, IA and headed into miles and miles of straight, 4-lane limited access highway. This was a pleasant change after all the 2-lane US 20 we encountered to this point.
\We stopped in Ft Dodge, IA for a late/early dinner we term a "Linner". We noticed large amounts of debris and numerous stoplights that weren't working. It turns out a huge storm had passed thru the night before with 110mph winds and driving rain. The storm hit Ft Dodge hard.
We got to experience some midwest storm weather ourselves as we drove west. Having watched a good many "storm chaser" shows, it was obvious we were in severe thunderstorm/tornado formation weather. We got thru okay with only hard rain in a few spots and lots of wind for about 100 miles.
We have an event today in Holstein, a small town about 20 miles south. Had to stay in Cherokee because the only hotel in Holstein is full of workers from a nearby US 20 construction project.
No pics from yesterday so I'm posting a few from my museum day in Auburn, IN.