I was expecting an easy Iowa but it is Iowacked. Thunderstorms, bugs, heat and humidity have made Iowa hands down the hardest piece of trek.
Mosquito's or other bugs have been biting the heck out of me. I think some of the bites might be chiggers, not really sure. With all the rain and flooding I think the bugs are loving it. The cycadia seem to be loving the weather they seem to be everywhere and loud.
There have been some pretty nasty thunderstorms and the wet weather just bumps up the humidity. It sounds like many places in the U.S. are getting hit with high temps and it is brutal here. I could literally ring enough water in my clothes to drink it if I was inclined to do so. I however am not inclined to try, that would be pretty gross...
I don't have anything against Iowa but August is not the time to try and cross it. Iowa has been a zero fun zone. My fault for hitting it in August. I am just once again reminded that the weather is not your friend. Days where the weather makes things uncomfortable to miserable come so often that nice days are a real treat.