Up through Iowa...

With classes resuming on Monday, I felt the need to get at least one small road trip in before nearly all of my time is spent working or studying. After mulling several destinations in my mind, I took off and headed somewhere entirely different at the last minute, up through Iowa's so-called Great Lakes to Minnesota.

While the weather refused to fully cooperate, I made the best of it and explored quite a few places I had never been before.

near Kimballtown, Iowa

Manilla, Iowa

Spirit Lake at Orleans, Iowa

Also visited: Elk Horn, Irwin, Aspinwall, Vail, Westside, Wall Lake, Early, Rembrandt, Sioux Rapids, Greenville, Spencer, Milford and Spirit Lake, Iowa.