Yesterday we drove into Iowa and found a great little campground near the freeway in Ocawa, Iowa. We had planned to continue on today but the weather forecast called for severe thunderstorms, wind, hail, and possible tornadoes. No thanks! We'll pass on that. The weather map showed that we are on the far western edge of the storm front. This is the weather forecast for the Midwest.
We decided to stay put for an extra day. The owner of the park we are staying at suggested a scenic drive for us. Iowa's Loess Hills National Scenic Byway was her suggestion. So off we went to see the sights.
It is an historic are where Lewis and Clark explored, Mormons rested while on their journey to Utah and later farms sprang up across the countryside. There were some great old barns.
But the best find was the church. Ingemann Danish Lutheran Church was built in 1884 by Danish immigrants. The church is abandoned now but still charming.
Sadly, the stained glass was broken recently. The glass was laying just below the window.
There were thousands of ladybugs all over the church on the inside and outside. By the time we got back to the truck there where ladybugs all over it too. Then we discovered they were all over us. It was definitely creeping Rob out.
On the way back we noticed a sign that said Decatur, Nebraska 7 Miles, so we went to Nebraska!