Iowa

June 24

We are saddened to be leaving Broken Arrow Horsecamp, because of the great friends, times and hospitality. We will return. On the road at 8:15 CST

Gas at Chamberlain exit 260 Phillips, great for dogs and trailer, Arbys 23.5 gallons $75

Gas at Jackson, MN ok 22 gallons$68,

Made it to our destination of Ft Dodge, Iowa….a long driving day….mostly flat land again..

GREAT meal at Community Tap and Pizza….$38 huge pizza for 2 meals and real drinks/beer!! Oh my!

Camp at Webster County Fairgrounds $15/nite, outside stalls or extra for barn stalls. Nice to be the only campers.

June 25

Gas at Ft Dodge, IA 16 gallons $50

Nice western shop….Western Edge in Humboldt, IA….online, as well $270, and yep, another pair of boots...lol

Lunch with 4H friend and neighbor, Michelle Buster Fogt..haven’t seen her for about 40 years….It was so good to see her….we went to Mexican lunch...Lamitas $36 and then treated her to first ride on a gaited horse...Mr Little Dee of course...rode in the forest for 4 miles…..I think we have a convert. She hopes to soon get a Rocky and maybe visit us! Sure hope so!!

Exit 247 Caseys 20 gallons $60 gas

Drove home to Illinois to nice visits with family and friends. The horses were so glad to enjoy the pasture.

So good to see Dad back to himself, back on the tractor making hay. Mom fed us like king/queen and spoiled the grand dogs. Linda/Mike and Nick/Jill over for great dinner and fun….all happy and healthy. Dinner with vacation friends and of course, a $300 booze trip to UFS.

June 28……

TWO MONTHS and we HAD A BLAST!!!! What a great trip with so many memories!! Time to give Charlie and Little D a well deserved break, and let Bella, Beau, and Bailey enjoy their home. Whew, life is GOOD!!!!



6684.1 miles (Brenda 20, me 6664.1)

11.4 MPG

586.3 gallons of diesel fuel

$1900 in fuel cost