After 8 months of planning and research, it was time to pack up the car and head to Iowa to start filming. After some careful planning, packing, repacking, putting stuff into storage, I crammed the SUV full of clothes, office supplies and gear needed to work over the next six months. Mapquest said it would take 12 hours and it did. Rain through Ohio & Indiana made it interesting for the first half of the trip, the endless rotation of radio stations took care of the rest. I took the opportunity to “road test” the new GoPro Hero camera, placing in in different spots inside the car. At highway speeds, I didn’t have enough faith in the suction cup mount and figured it was best to be a little conservative so I didn’t lose the camera before I reached the Mississippi River.
After a short consideration of stopping for the night in Iowa City, I decided to push on for the last 90 minutes of the trip and get to my destination of Marshalltown. The new home base of operations is halfway between Creston and Denver, and makes for easy day-trips to get pretty much everywhere else in the state. After two days of apartment hunting, I think I may be able to move in today.
More on that later….