We went to meet John's sisters at the Visitor's center in northern Iowa (the big red barn at the Lake Mills exit) to retrieve his mom and aunt Mary from their trip to Florida.
Across the parking lot from the visitors center is a Burger King (where the pictures were taken) and Diamond Jo's Casino (which we DIDN't visit).
We drove Mary and Grandma Jean (in the new tan van) back to Sac City and then home, about 335 miles. For that many miles we could have been all the way to Chicago from our house!! It was a long day, and everybody ended up at home!