Road Warriors (Part 9)
We started looking for a hotel when we hit Iowa. After about ten tries at three different exits (it doesn't seem accurate to call them "cities"), we found a fleabag Econo Lodge. One room left (and they had free Wi-Fi). Sold!
This is no ordinary Econo Lodge, though - it's essentially in the parking lot of the World's Largest truck stop! Iowa's gotta have some claim to fame, and the Iowa 80 truck stop is it! A 200-acre oasis in Iowa, the Iowa 80 has shops, restaurants, a truck wash, and its own dentist (no cologne machines in the bathroom, though).