October 1, 2007 - Field of Dreams and the Mississippi

We woke this morning to clouds but no rain or wind. We did find out that some areas did have a tornado and other areas had very high winds – Some damage but no injuries.

Today our travels took us towards southeastern Iowa.
We went thru the town of Dyersville and took a side trip. Does this look familiar?

Yes, this is the original site of the movie Field of Dreams. It was incredible!!
The site is free to walk around and anyone can come here and play baseball if they would like. It was such a peaceful place. If you never saw the movie, take a chance and rent it. You will thoroughly enjoy it. It is not just about baseball but about dreaming and believing and following your dreams…

We arrived at Shady Creek Campground (a COE campground) along the Mississippi and just enjoyed ourselves watching the river and the barges going up and down.

Here is a picture of Andy at our site:

A barge going up the river:

Another picture of the campground:

Tonight as we sat by the campfire, we could see the lights on the barges and hear them as they went up and down the river, we could hear the trains going up and down on the other side of the campground, and looking up we could see thousands of stars. River, barges, trains, campfire, stars – Ahh, life doesn’t get any better than this!!

Miles Traveled: 162
Routes Traveled:
Iowa: X-56; US-52; IA-136; IA-64; US-61; I-80; I-280; IA-22

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Diane!

I jsut logged in to check your progress, and what a surprise to see you visited the Field of Dreams! My mother was an extra in the movie, and I grew up about 10-15 miles down the road from the 'field' outside of Dubuque, IA.

Looks like your trip is going well and I wish you all the best for your conintued travel! If you can travel up the western shore of Lake Michigan, and see Sleeping Bear Dunes and the Leelanau Penninsula of MI, I think you won't be sorry!

Mike Crist