We made the 5 1/2 hour trip from Des Moines to the Wisconsin Dells. This seemed like one of the longest days of our trip. We basically drove across Iowa which is filled with red barns, cornfields, and silos. We stopped in Waterloo for lunch at Popeyes. I was so happy to see sweet tea.
We arrived in Wisconsin in time to eat dinner at Buffalo Phil's. This is the restaurant that delivers your food and drink by train. The kids loved it!. We also had a couple of hours to enjoy the waterpark at our hotel. Let's just say we all slept well that night.