One of the perks of my job is that I get to escape the office occasionally and travel the state. A few weeks ago, I took a long road trip up to northwest Iowa. I spent about 8 hours on the road all together. To keep from getting bored, I took a few goofy photos along the way so you could ride along.
I keep my little Iowa mascot with me in the car when I'm traveling. I call him Kernel.
I've been trying to snack a little healthier when I'm on the road, which means no chips or candy. Lately, I've been really digging the single-serve milk bottles from Des Moines-based AE Dairy. Chocolate milk always hits the spot.
When I swung through the town of Pocahontas, I snapped this photo through my car window.
|Pocahontas statue in Pocahontas, Iowa|
After four hours, I finally reached my destination -- a strawberry farm. The plants were blooming, and the strawberries should be ready to pick in early June.
Then I turned around and took the long way home, with blue sky and corn fields as far as the eye can see.
I always wish I had more time to sight-see when I travel for work. But I like to be home by suppertime so I can catch up with my husband and get ready for another day at the office.
Do you have any road trip essentials? I always pack granola bars and apples whenever I'm on the road, so I don't get tempted to buy candy bars!