Captain Gear Guest House
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
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We are in the Central Standard time zone and got up early today. Bill had a doctor’s appointment this morning so we are heading to Galena, IL for a look see with Linda after breakfast. Linda prepared a great breakfast for us and we are now ready to go.
Bill and Linda grew up in Apple River and know everything about everything about the area. We ...
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After packing the coach Friday and Saturday, we hitched up the Escape and headed west. I have included a picture taken by my friend Jim Tschantz. I can't say I don’t do windows any more. It was an uneventful trip through Grand Rapids, past Holland and Benton Harbor into Indiana. Being Sunday, traffic was light and road construction ...
... the road. Traffic was terrible p, so it took an hour to get back, and then we pretty much made our way out of the city and onwards west. We drove until about 8ish and then we stopped at a KOA in a small place called Lena. It was a beautiful little caravan park, with a pool and slide, an awesome playground for Kaya, even with a jumping pillow! :) we pretty much had dinner and ...
... a few folks walked out to meet us. Turns out they were the FBO owner and his sons, and for the week of Oshkosh, in addition to especially inexpensive fuel ($5.01/gal when the rest of the country was $6 or more), they also put on a free lunch of barbecued pork sandwiches, homemade deserts, and just good old fashioned hospitality. This is what aviation in America should be - I just wish that there were more places like it.
After leaving Luvern, ...
... on our trip, apart from what I've mentioned already we've also encountered many deer. We were following the river again from there, to our next stop at Davenport and the National Mississipi River Museum and Aquarium. The drive into town was disconcerting with numerous pawn brokers, strip clubs and tattoo parlours in quite a run down neighbourhood. But the museum and aquarium were good even though we didn't have much time. Luckily we beat the storms in ...