Next thing I know we are crossing the mighty Mississippi - I can never get over the width of it. On the other side? The great state of Iowa - and home to the World's Largest Truck Stop - Iowa 80.
A few important facts about Cedar Falls:
It was originally named Sturgis Falls but was later re-named Cedar Falls after the Cedar River. However, there is not a waterfall anywhere near the town.
There are more than 100 miles of scenic trails in the Cedar Valley. We enjoyed part of lovely trail along the Cedar River. We saw a variety of birds, including a small hawk.
The Blackhawk Hotel in downtown Cedar Falls is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the oldest continuously operating hotel in Iowa.
Robert Waller, the author of The Bridges of Madison County, is from Cedar Falls.