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... to a local restaurant for dinner....mexican. Woke early this morning and used Yelp to find a local owned coffee house, Reid's Beans. They hooked me up with a large carafe of coffee and two poached eggs over salmon over goat cheese on sourdough bread. Loved it. She inquired about my plans for the day. Hoover being the one and only tourist destination, she quickly informed me that we owe the standardization of light ...
... Millross would have enjoyed seeing the shop so I took a few pictures. The Amana Woolen Mill is also an old business, 1855, and the number or spools of thread for the loom is hard to believe.
Does the name Amana make you think of appliances. Well Amana, no relationship, is now owned by Whirlpool and has a plant here.
Tomorrow we leave for our last overnight stop near LaSalle, IL.
... weather forecast is not too good as storms are predicted along our path.
Our destination is Amana Colonies in Amana, IA. This is an historic German town that we stopped briefly on our trip to Alaska in 2012. The town closes up at 5:00 pm so we decided to come back and stay a few nights to check it out. More tomorrow on our venture into town.
I have included a short video of what we see as we head down the road. Enjoy.
... And another thing. No internet. My iPad needs it. So the ride. Went looking for breakfast, everyone sleeps late here. I was in Deadwood before 0700 and they weren't open. The slot machines were. Then I rode up to Mt. Rushmore and took some pictures and got my pin. There are some pretty hills here. Then I had to go to see Chief Crazy Horse. It was worth the trip. That is going to be something in a couple ...
... them, and dives head first into the burrow opening, but only comes up with dirt up his nose. I thought they were chipmunks, but they are thirteen-striped ground squirrels.
So tomorrow we will say good bye to the ground squirrels and corn fields. Oh wait, isn't Nebraska the CornHusker State.... Dang, more corn!