Settle Inn Altoona
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... of the condition of the on/off ramps kept us going, though slooooowly.
Other than that, I saw a car manufacturing plant in Flint with the most smoke stacks ever, I had my first crossing of the mighty Mississippi River (maybe at its most narrow point at Le Clair, IL), saw loads of farms in Iowa, drove my first two hours of the trip, and witnessed Bob master the new iExit app on my phone to find the best hotel here in the lovely Des Moines, Iowa. Oh yeah, and finished at +3 ...
... out at 48 degrees in the hallway which was a tad chilly but not unbearable up front with the heat blasting on our feet. I wrapped my heavy parka hood around my neck and face, hung a fleece throw from one cab seat to the other, anchoring it with the arm rests for protection for Lily and didn't complain(do you beli
eve that?) We arrived ...
- Woke Up to my car almost being towed - Argued with a gentleman that i was allowed to be there -Got in my car and peeled out -Got a speeding ticket about 3 minutes out -Started Loathing this trip -Got to Des Moines -Mother called saying there was a family emergency -Had to cut the trip short but still having all the requirements for the ...
... walked by with a kitty clinging to their backpack. Really adorable, kind of remarkable that the kitten would just hang on to the backpack, but it seemed to be really happy. The kids were super nice as well. I suspect they were homeless, but they didn't ask for money, so who knows.
ASIDE: Iowans are ridiculously nice. Super polite, very easy to talk to. Even the kinda handsome scary looking tattooed ...
... as a small city rather than big
town. Being at the center of the state, state capital, and largest city in the
state, Des Moines has some of the amenities of a larger city that most cities
of its metro population lack. Overall Andy didn’t think Des Moines was a bad
place but was glad to leave when he had the opportunity to take a job in a
I timed my visit poorly this time, passing through on a
Monday, so the local ...