Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... back home to Iowa to live with my parents. (Every parent's dream is to have their 23 year old son move back in right?) But before you judge me too harshly, I had a plan. Well, "plan" might be giving it too much credit. Some might call it an unorganized jumble of half-thought-out ideas, but I'll stick with calling it a plan.
Three big things came out of my time out East:
1) That I stunk at trying to control my entire life on my own, and it was ...
... with stories of the family history.
Our drive to Galena through the corn fields has many more hills than I expected. We went by the farm and home where Linda grew up. It is sad to see that time and a new owner have not kept the place up. Time marches on.
Galena is the neatest town ever. This the home of Ulysses S. Grant, general for the Union army in the civil war. The town and area remind you of the Gettysburg area in PA. The main ...
... River, IL, a small town of 425 mid-west folk and home to Bill and Linda James.
The James live in the RV Resort we stay in while in Florida during the winter. We parked the coach in their driveway and even get to use their electric. After catching up on the news of the day, we take a walk around their array of buildings. Bill has a collection of old or antique cars he has restored. You will see several pictures of a 1911 ...
... chilled all night not doing much! :) Tomorrow looks like we'll spend the day driving through the country side. We're trying to knock out a lot of driving this first week though corn country and then spend more time when the scenery gets becomes something a bit more interesting then the endless corn fields. Goodnight from Lena! Xo (Pics to come, as I don't have any on the iPad!) ...
... peoples and a great setting for science fiction movies, it always strikes me with how much it looks out of place from the rest of the surrounding grasslands. Alex didn't seem that interested when I woke him up to look at it, but at least he won't ever have to spend days driving out to see it.
The next site on on the aerial tour of the American West was Mount Rushmore. We dropped back down below the haze layer and into the turbulence, which ...