We started the day by attending worship at The Church of the Resurrection  in Leawood, KS where Adam Hamilton is the pastor.  In a congregation with 1,000s of people in attendance we just happened to walk in and sit by someone we met 5 years ago when we went to Egypt with members of that congregation.IMG 6854

After church we drove from there to a beautiful park called Cherry Glen Campground in Polk City, Iowa, near Des Moines.

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The campground is nicely wooded with large sites and located on a beautiful lake. 

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Iowa State Capital Tour

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This mosaic pictured above the railing depicts the various branches of government. Each mosaic is comprised of approximately 100,000 individual pieces of Italian glass.

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The judicial mosaic

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The capital library is famous for its grand, ornate design, including spiral staircases made of wrought iron, stained glass windows, and intricate woodwork. The design reflects the 19th-century architectural style, emphasizing elegance and detail.

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High Trestle Bridge

The High Trestle Trail Bridge is a pedestrian and bicycle bridge located in central Iowa that spans the Des Moines River between the towns of Madrid and Woodward, Iowa.

The bridge was originally part of a railroad line built in the early 20th century.It was converted into a pedestrian and bicycle trail bridge and opened to the public in 2011. The High Trestle Trail Bridge is part of the High Trestle Trail, a 25-mile (40 km) multi-use trail that is popular with cyclists, hikers, and nature enthusiasts.

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Since we don’t have our bikes with us, we decided to walk a section of this wonderful bicycle trail.

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Trip Statistics

  • Distance driven in motorhome from last stop - 230 miles (total miles driven 968)
  • Miles driven in car today 68 (206 total)
  • Campsite cost  - $24 a night for the last two nights (total 245.69 or an average of $40.95 per night)