The roadtrip today was similar to yesterday.  A little variety was added with the addition of soybean fields to the cornfields J.   Once beyond the Mississippi River 2010-07-06 - IL to IA, Rathbun Lake C.O.E. 1005 the flat farmlands turned to rolling hills, with many picturesque small farm buildings from the past visible.  This barn reminded me of Dad’s.2010-07-06 - IL to IA, Rathbun Lake C.O.E. 1007 We are spending a couple nights at the Rathbun Lake Prairie Ridge Campground near Centerville, IA.2010-07-06 - IL to IA, Rathbun Lake C.O.E. 1010 The water level is high.  The boat launch ramp is not even visible, and the trees are standing in water. 2010-07-07 - IA, Rathbun Lake - Prairie Ridge C.O.E.-32010-07-06 - IL to IA, Rathbun Lake C.O.E. 1009 The campground gets its name from the tall grass prairies with its many wildflowers.  An effort was made in 1971 to re-establish the tall grass prairies here.2010-07-06 - IL to IA, Rathbun Lake C.O.E. 1012 2010-07-07 - IA, Rathbun Lake - Prairie Ridge C.O.E.-42010-07-07 - IA, Rathbun Lake - Prairie Ridge C.O.E.-1  Several monarchs were feeding on the milkweed blossoms as we walked.2010-07-06 - IL to IA, Rathbun Lake C.O.E. 1015 The weather is very humid.Bloomington to Centerville, IA

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