July 21, 2016

22 Jul

Today ,we left Lincoln but stopped to visit The Arbor Day Park and home of J.Sterling Morton in Nebraska City,Nebraska. This man  who started Arbor Day also served as the Secretary of Agricultural under Grover Cleveland.  It is a beautiful 240 acre estate, now a park,with many trees and given to the State of Nebraska by the Morton family. If the name sounds familiar that is because his oldest son did start The Morton Salt company.Each of the four children were very successful with another son starting the Argo corn starch business. 

After taking,I-80 across the state of Iowa  today, this evening, we  are  in Coralville, Iowa. We are just an hour away from Muscatine, Iowa where we will board the bus tomorrow at 1:30. The bus ride back to the western end of the state takes us to Glenwood,the start of RAGBRAI. On Saturday, we will ride with Rob and Linda Young ,20 miles  round trip,to The Missouri River to dip our bike wheels in the water and also ride a little in Nebraska.  Rob and  Linda are also working on riding their bikes in every state. Even though we rode in Nebraska the past 2 days, we can’t pass up getting Nebraska on their list as well! The RAGBRAI start is actually early on Sunday morning . We expect to be up every morning at 5am! The sun just gets too strong to ride late in the day!We are looking forward to a fun week!

Love M& M

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