Even though clouds and rain dominated the central Midwest on Monday, August 21st, we took in and enjoyed our Eclipse Trip 2017. We drove major roads to SW Iowa and cut over to smaller state and county roads where the views were more intimate and traffic less. Rolling hills of the Iowa Southern Drift added variety for the eye and pastures and unmowed roadsides softened the landscape, providing habitat for pollinators and birds. This is a very low population area of Iowa. Only about 7000 people live in the entire county and Bedford, IA, has been losing population since the 1930’s. You can buy a house there for $25,000.
It was one fun trip and a lovely diversion from the regular fare of “news” that we are subjected to daily.
More anon. Enjoy this short Splice video of our trip.