Saturday, October 17, 2009

Coralville, Iowa (Iowa City)

Said goodbye to Belleville Kansas - mailed Tom's cards at the Belleville P.O., found the Belleville High Banks Race Track, and headed north to Nebraska. We found one cache at the High Banks, and two more along I-80 in Nebraska.

Belleville High Banks:

Today is college game day, and when we stopped at a rest area just west of Lincoln, everybody walking past was wearing Nebraska red. Those folks were all on the way to their game, and they were in for a bad day. Texas Tech beat them badly.

Spent most of the afternoon driving through Iowa - hooray - back to Big Ten Country!

We found the Iowa v. Wisconsin game on the radio - the Iowa folks were happy today. Iowa won in Madison this afternoon.

Everybody knows that they grow a lot of corn in Iowa, but really, they grow a LOT of corn in Iowa! Acres and acres and then more acres of corn are standing in the fields waiting to be harvested. It's fun to watch the harvesting machine run through the field. Haven't found any caches in Iowa yet, but we'll have plenty of time for that in the morning. We had lunch at The Happy Chef along I-80, and dinner at Perkins in Coralville.

The U of M team was really mismatched with Delaware State today. Justin probably enjoyed the afternoon immensely! I watched the video on the Mgoblue website - it looked almost like our team was on the field alone. I don't know why they schedule games like that. Many players had a chance to play, though, so that's a good thing.

Wolverines Rush to Blowout Win Over Delaware State

Oct. 17, 2009

Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan Stadium)
Score: Michigan 63, Delaware State 6
Record: Michigan (5-2), Delaware State (1-4)
Attendance: 106,304
Next U-M Game: Saturday, Oct. 24 -- vs. Penn State (Michigan Stadium), 3:30 p.m.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan football team scored on seven of its first eight possessions to boast a 49-3 halftime lead and accumulate a program-record 442 yards in the first half alone to beat Delaware State, 63-6, on Saturday (Oct. 24) at Michigan Stadium. Overall, the Maize and Blue amassed a single-game program-record 727 yards in the triumph.