Saturday, June 29, 2013

Out of the Dust, Back into the Mud

The Iowa Department of Transportation in the 1930s touted the saying, 'Iowa- Out of the Mud' to attract drivers to roll through the state on fresh concrete roads. Prior to that time the image of a Model T slugging through axle deep mud was all too common a sight here in the tallcorn state. Today miles of gravel roads help tie rural Iowa with towns and cities. Its very common to see this sight (above) of a vehicle churning up rural roads and producing lingering plumes of fine partical dust. Overly abundant rains this year make this scene a rareity and may signal a return to mud conditions for some roads during this wet period.


  1. Thanks for stopping by :) I'm sure I'll get somewhat bored eventually, since I was used to office jobs for the past years, on the other hand, I'll dedicate more time to blogging and photography, so I should be just fine!

  2. I am still a student so i live a very stressful life. I am often busy doing homework or working on some school stuff. I often ask for help though. For example, the pile of write-ups and reports that I needed to accomplish was like impossible to finish on my own so I delegated some of the tasks to my two big sisters, my friends and some, to paid professionals. Most of the writing assignments I had was done by the the internet has to offer. Of course, amidst all the help that I got, I was still able to work on things on my own for the most part. And with that, a road trip with friends plus some exciting activities, like trail riding, is like the total stress reliever, making me and of course my friends, free from the worries and stresses of school life.