After a brief stop in Van Meter, it was 14 miles to the historic Valley Junction in West Des Moines. That was an easy ride other than a long climb out of Van Meter.
When we arrived in Valley Junction, you could tell the place was definitely prepared for a party. Many of the workers were wearing 1980s clothing (must have been the theme), which was quite a sight.
Then it was just a quick four-mile ride to Des Moines, where we are camping in a somewhat muddy Waterworks Park.
Wednesday is another short day to Knoxville. I’ll check in then.