We are planning a trip to Kansas City this summer to visit family. The Iowa route is about the same as the St. Louis route and we want to stop at John Deere in Moline on the way. We'd probably leave on a Friday and make it most of the way to Moline that night. We could take up to a couple days to get to KC if desired. What's worth seeing in Iowa? We drove through Iowa when I was in high school and there was seriously a LOT of corn there!
Is it worth timing our travels to make it to The Woodsmith Store in Des Moines? Its a few blocks off the freeway right on the way it looks. LOML jr has a friend who moved to Des Moines so we'll probably be making a stop there for at least a meal regarless.
We'll probably take the Missouri route home and visit family and maybe my boss in the St. Louis area on the return trip. I lobbied for a via-Springfield route and LOML asked if that meant we should take the truck instead of the car. That sounds like an invitation, doesn't it? (but seriously, driving the car and having something shipped would actually be cheaper.)