On the 4th of July I drove from Chicago, Illinois, to Sioux City, Iowa.
In Illinois, Route 20 is called the US Grant Memorial Highway.
I crossed the Mississippi River into Iowa. There was no “Welcome to Iowa” sign, just a sign for the city of Dubuque.
[Don’t worry; I didn’t take that picture from my car while hurtling over the bridge at 50mph. I parked in Dubuque and walked back over the bridge. It’s blurry because the bridge was vibrating with all the traffic.]
Here’s the bridge I crossed, from East Dubuque, IL, to Dubuque, IA.
The Mississippi River itself is a pretty spectacular sight for those of us used to smaller rivers and streams.
I was driving in the evening, and saw several different towns’ fireworks near Fort Dodge, IA.
More pictures from today are here.