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Day 5 - Saturday, July 14, 2007
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Sioux Falls, SD

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Pat's younger brother Bill lives in the Eastern area of Iowa. Since we were on the Western edge of Iowa, we decided to meet Bill for lunch. To that end, we drove East and Bill drove West and we met at Underwood, IA. Bill had a much longer drive than we did.

We ate lunch at the Cornstalk (is that name, considering we're in Iowa, appropriate?) Restaurant at a small truck stop. There weren't very many customers so we sat and chatted for an hour and a half and then had lunch. After lunch your's truly bowed out so Pat and Bill could have some family time together. They have not seen each other in two years so there was some catching up to do. I took a nap with The Navigator.

Then we bid Bill farewell, drove back to Nebraska and turned North. We drove to Sioux Falls, SD where we are camped at a Flying J.

Tomorrow we'll visit Bismarck, the capital of North Dakota.

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June emailed and said she's having trouble keeping track of all the signs. So, here's another one :) Hey Micki, how 'bout this? Very pretty! Pat and Bill. He's a nice guy with a great sense of humor. He once flew in first class on a Delta jet from Orlando to Tallahassee as the ONLY passenger. Another sign for June. That's a drawing of the Presidents' faces (can you name them?) on Mount Rushmore. We'll be visiting there shortly.
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Drive Time:
Begin: 10:30am
End: 7:30pm
Net (includes stops): 9 hrs, 30 mins
Trip Mileage:
Begin odometer: 34,458
End odometer: 34,698
Net miles today: 240
Average MPH: 25.3
Total trip miles: 1,773

Gas Mileage:
Average MPG to date: 13.6

Expenses:
Gasoline: $59.00
     Price: $3.219/gal
     Bought in: Underwood, IA
Gasoline: $50.00
     Price: $3.339/gal
     Bought in: Beresford, SD
Food, ice, etc.: $21.00
Lodging: $0.00
Other: $4.00 - Internet access at Flying J
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From CowLover in SD:

To err is human; to moo is bovine.

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T o d a y ' s    J o k e
From June in SC:

A matching game from Noah (you know, the guy who built the ark :).

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