Saturday, May 28, 2011

Day 6 - Dyersville to Lowden, Iowa 5-27-2011

We ate breakfast at the Super 8 and then headed out of Dyersville to go to the "Field of Dreams" which was just a short distance off of our route.  Unfortunately we got there at 7:30 in the morning and they didn't open until 9:00 so we didn't get to go in but we did manage to take some pictures. We had a long day ahead of us with a lot of rolling hills through beautiful fertile farmland.  We bicycled as far as Wyoming, Iowa and stopped at a little cafe for an okay lunch (nothing to great) and then continued on to Lowden where we had a room already booked.  We arrived in Lowden and met up with Liz (the Innkeeper) around 3:30 and checked into our room and then got cleaned up and walked across the street to Schneid's for a few drinks and dinner.  It looked like a brand new bar and grill and was very spacious and not smoke filled which was a major plus for us.  It was a very nice bar and we spent several hours playing cribbage, relaxing, hydrating ourselves, and eating dinner.  We got back to the hotel about 7:30 or so and we called it a night.  Unfortunately neither of us slept very well due to trains passing about a block from the hotel on and off all night plus there were noisy tenants in the room above us.  The hills of Iowa have been challanging and have worn us out but each morning we are up and ready for another day.

We biked 65 miles today and it was a tough day due to headwinds and hills.  We were both very glad to arrive in Lowden.
Home for "Field of Dreams"

Huge dairy farm along our route!

We passed numerous pig farms as we biked south through Iowa!

Lincoln Hotel in Lowden, Iowa where we stayed on Friday, May 27th, 2011

Our room for the night

Lobby to our room at the Lincoln Hotel!

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