Travel Blogs from Ottumwa
The Depature of Vicki and Barb... a.k.a. the Clampet Cousins
The Vicki and Barb story will remain with me for quite sometime. It is experiences like this that turn a vacation into an adventure. The Clampet cousins quieted down for a bit. Or rather Vicki quieted down. It turns out it was Barb who wanted to smoke. Really that was all Barb said the whole time on the train' "when can i smoke." the rest of the time she slept. This seemed to irritate Vicki. She ...
Tuesday, July 25
We traveled through the rest of South Dakota and made it into Ames Iowa last night. This morning we have traveled to Des Moines and then into Fairfield which is a cute little town in South central Iowa and also happens to be the home of one of our dearest friends, Sally Denny.
Sally was a member of my choir during the short time we where in Hickory, North Carolina and she was a member of the Scotland tour choir this past June. ...
... pretty ridiculous though so it might change. We made it into Lincoln and got help unloading bags at the Marriot Corn Husker (always a plus). The hotel was awesome, but really crowded between us, a singing group and two weddings. Nice hotels are always fun, but smaller hotels are better for us to take over. Once we dropped luggage we took Bradshaw to Petsmart and the vet to get him all set up. We managed to sneak him into the hotel too in Josh's ...
Today Anne and I leave for Nepal. We have always planned on doing medical mission work.. We see this trip as a great opportunity to experience third world medicine and do what we can to make a difference.
Why Nepal? Actually our daughter Laurel chose Nepal from several programs when finishing up her degree at Luther college. After she signed on with ELI (Experiential Learning International) we asked if they would ...
Tomorrow is the big day. I am sitting at my dining room table right now with all the things that are going to keep me comfortable, clothed, healthy (hopefully), and connected. Oh, and the things that are going to let me listen to music too. Because that is, of course, important.
The bag of gatorade packets, immodium, and antibiotic make me a little nervous. I guess what happens happens. It won't keep me from trying the foods, for sure. I am looking forward to experiencing a life ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Pets allowed