Looking Forward to Thanksgiving While On The Road In Iowa

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ANKENY, Iowa- Thanksgiving travelers Wednesday reported a little slow travel due to rain and some snow in Minnesota. But otherwise travel has been smooth in the state of Iowa.

"Minnesota at first was a little bit iffy,slow going but not stopping a little bit slick,” said Jo Gwost of Minnesota. “It was snowing we left about a 5:45 this morning but it got better as we came south.”

DeWayne Townsend and his wife are headed from Minneapolis to Lawrence Kansas, and they left the last precipitation back in northern Iowa.

“They were broadcasting that it was going to be a lot of traffic on the road,” said Townsend. “That was bogus, there's not a lot of traffic on the road it's really clear sailing.

Delores Kruger and her son Kevin were driving from Minnesota to Arizona, where Delores and her husband will spend the winter.

“It's always fun, 1,680 miles and we're on the road tonight so I get down there the third afternoon,” said Delores Kruger. She doesn’t mind being referred to as a snow bird. "The first hour you're down there if you're hugging everyone because everyone is a good friend you meet wonderful people, they make wonderful friends.”

"It's my niece that's having a bunch of us on the Townsend side the family together for Thanksgiving,” said Townsend. "It's not so many, but they're coming from a lot of different places Oregon, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

“We're from St. Cloud, Minnesota, and we're going down to see our son,” said Gwost. “There will be the whole family in Kansas for Thanksgiving, there will be 26 of us.

For travelers in Iowa at Thanksgiving, anytime it’s not snowing or raining, you will find most everyone in an upbeat mood heading to see loved ones.