With my internship finished, my father flew out to pick me up and we were back on the road headed on a favonian trip to California. The first day we drove 14 hours and went through Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and ended the night in Nebraska. Both Iowa and Nebraska were new states for me! As one of my friends commented to me that Iowa is a whole state of corn, I realized that at least from my passenger seat in the car, that is what Iowa was. Well that and super nice restrooms at a random truck stop. It may not have helped that the weather when we first entered Iowa was beautiful but later was quite stormy! Thankfully we wrapped up that days travels in a quiet city of Lincoln, Nebraska. The city was quaint and filled with lots of green plots of land. We were quite famished from so much driving that we walked down the road to a wonderful italian restaurant that had whole wheat pasta I could enjoy without messing up my body! As we walked back and the sun had nearly set I began to realize just how grateful I am for this summer to have really traveled the US and it really opened my eyes to some more real beauty within this large nation I call home. America!
Iowa: A Whole State of Corn