We are now heading west on Rte 64 to Anamosa, IA. We just had a lovely stay with Maggie and Jerry. Ellen is still coughing some but doesn't feel sick. Just sort of "blah." The amazing thing is that in contrast to back east, there is no snow on the ground. This has been true since Ohio. We're not complaining! We are speculating where we will again see snow. Are the plains states snowless?