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... was declared to be Iowa's first military headquarters just before the Civil War by Governor Samuel J. Kirkwood. In November 1865, the Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home was opened in Davenport to take in children left orphaned by the Civil War. In 1895, the city hall was built, and in 1897, the first chiropractic school in the world, Palmer Chiropractic College was ...
... of it into larger and more showy digs, as rich people are wont to do. (He even avoids using a chauffeur and drives his own car.).
The ride through Wyoming, Utah, Nebraska and Iowa was fascinating. Dramatic scenery, mountains and cliffs of every description, changing slowly from desert crags to lush farmland.
We kept thinking about the early pioneers in their covered wagons, making the arduous journey west. ...
... for most excited: "Oh my GOSH!! They have zebras!! And, and OH MY GOSH!! CAMELS! They have CAMELS! AND ELEPHANTS! This is going to be THE BEST circus ever! Oh my gosh."
I had a handful of kindly folks introduce themselves as regular blog readers. I promptly forgot their names. I’m so sorry! Another gentleman I met on the East Coast and mentioned in Circus Report came up to me and thanked me for making him a celebrity in the circus world…haha. He took a photo ...
... was right on the water but also had a lovely grassy backyard. We were joined by Sarah, Evan, Rebecca and Graham so had a house full of kids, lots of croquet, knitting, campfires and special places ( Treasure Island). On Saturday Sandra, Keith, Kate, Holly and Bear joined us for a rollicking BBQ and day of fun. On Sunday we headed back for one more night at Jimmy and Helen's where Daryl and Heather ...
This is a catch up blog for this day so fairly short.
It was a long so called transit day ride from Cleveland in Ohio to Clinton in Iowa - a grand distance of 500 miles, mostly along the interstatewhere you can keep going at 75 mph.
We were doing well until a road closure followed by a missed turning took us through the middle of Chicago on a very hot Friday afternoon. 6 lanes of traffic all stacked up ...