Happy Birthday to Me

…And on the next day, we rose extra early and began a long one.

Trip 6

  1. (A) Des Moines
  2. (B) Harlan
  3. (C) Denison
  4. (D) Ida Grove
  5. (E) Cherokee
  6. (F) Storm Lake
  7. (G) Sac City
  8. (H) Rockwell City
  9. (I) Pocahontas
  10. (J) Dakota City
  11. (K) Fort Dodge
  12. (L) Boone

A total of 421.2 miles and 8 hours and 24 minutes of driving time.

48. Shelby County Courthouse. Harlan, Iowa.

Composite Photo of the Shelby County Courthouse in Harlan

We got here just as the sun was rising, about two hours from Des Moines. The photos were very dark and it took a little playing to get the light levels right.

49. Crawford County Courthouse. Denison, Iowa.

Composite Photo of the Crawford County Courthouse in Denison

50. Ida County Courthouse. Ida Grove, Iowa.

Composite Photo of the Ida County Courthouse in Ida Grove

51. Cherokee County Courthouse. Cherokee, Iowa.

Composite Photo of the Cherokee County Courthouse in Cherokee

52. Buena Vista County Courthouse. Storm Lake, Iowa.

Composite Photo of the Buena Vista County Courthouse in Storm Lake

53. Sac County Courthouse. Sac City, Iowa.

Composite Photo of the Sac County Courthouse in Sac City

54. Calhoun County Courthouse. Rockwell City, Iowa.

Composite Photo of the Calhoun County Courthouse in Rockwell City

This is where the day started to be fun. The clouds started breaking up and the pictures started looking much better.

55. Pocahontas County Courthouse. Pocahontas, Iowa.

Composite Photo of the Pocahontas County Courthouse in Pocahontas

56. Humboldt County Courthouse. Dakota City, Iowa.

Composite Photo of the Humboldt County Courthouse in Dakota City

57. Webster County Courthouse. Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Composite Photo of the Webster County Courthouse in Fort Dodge

This is the one! My personal favorite. A little “Abbey Road” moment. I like the missing truck on the left, too.

58. Boone County Courthouse. Boone, Iowa.

Composite Photo of the Boone County Courthouse in Boone

IMG_1642 Stitch

The current total:

County Map 7

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