Day 30 - Fayette, IA to Calmar, IA - Two Far 2020 - NTF (Not Two Far) - CycleBlaze

June 29, 2020

Day 30 - Fayette, IA to Calmar, IA

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We were very lazy and scheduled a short ride for today.  Since we had under 30 miles to ride, we had a leisurely morning and left the hotel just before 10AM.  As soon as we got started, we climbed a bridge to cross the Volga River.

The Volga River at Fayette, IA
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We've seen many quilt paintings on barns and other buildings.  

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I've posted a bunch of pictures of picturesque farms.  This isn't one of them.

Farm junkyard?
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Have to show you some cows every day
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Keith A. SpanglerWow sad again! Looks like a great place for a coffee shop or candy store!
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About halfway to Calmar, we came to the town of Eldorado.  A search on Google maps showed no convenience stores or other businesses, but we decided to take a spin through town.  I'll post the following series of photos without comment.

Main street store
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Main street home
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Keith A. SpanglerDid you see any people??
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Main street garage
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Church
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Mike ObermeyerBest picture in Eldarado!!!!!
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Eldorado is on the Turkey River. We had a fast downhill ride to the river. We had a much slower climb up out of the river bottom.
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The Iowa prairie
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Our stop tonight is in Calmar.  

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It has an attractive main street.

Ready for July 4
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There were a few murals downtown.

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Keith A. SpanglerThis is an amazing piece of art!
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We had a rare vehicle sighting in town.  I think this is only the second school bus we've seen on the road this trip.

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This is our B&B - the Lavender Fields Inn.  The house was built in 1885.  The owners have done a wonderful job restoring it and creating a B&B.

Kerry bringing in provisions.
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Mike ObermeyerNot sure I would like to use that door on the second floor.
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Jeanna & Kerry SmithTo Mike ObermeyerOur room was downstairs. We didn't go up to check it out.
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Tomorrow we will be riding the Prairie Farmer rail trail for 20 miles.  I don't know how far it parallels an active rail line, but it would be cool to have a train pass while we're on the trail.

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Today's ride: 27 miles (43 km)
Total: 688 miles (1,107 km)

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Michael RuddockHey Kerry and Jeanna:

You are now North of us in Ontario.

Safe Riding, Michael and Diane
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Jeanna & Kerry SmithTo Michael RuddockYou made me go to the map for that one - I was surprised!
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