Best Inn Cedar Rapids

Address: 3233 South Ridge Drive S.W., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52404-5426, United States | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Cedar Rapids

Step back in time. . .

A travel blog entry by nboersma on Sep 10, 2014

1 comment, 28 photos

... 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.
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Windy and rain tonight. . .

A travel blog entry by nboersma on Sep 09, 2014

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We left Grand Island to a beautiful sunrise. Not many times do you have a great sunset and then get to see the big fireball in the East come morning. What it does tell you is we are out and on the road early. This is another day we will be logging 350 plus miles. What was a day of traveling the flat lands of Nebraska yesterday, today we are into Iowa and finding rolling hills. Seems like up and down, up and down. . . We cross the Platte River and find another ...

Corn Fields and Ground Squirrels

A travel blog entry by bounderbulletin on Aug 04, 2014

9 photos

... 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!

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Same Old, Same Old...

A travel blog entry by bounderbulletin on Aug 02, 2014

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... br>
However, there apparently is a shortage of dog groomers in Iowa. Both Petsmart stores had no available appointments for the little fur-ball. What? Yes, no grooming for Fox. I finally found a groomer in Iowa City that would "squeeze" him in, with a bath, brush out and nails only. They didn't have time to do anything more. Lucky us, but actually, ...

Brooms, Baskets and Giant Chairs

A travel blog entry by bounderbulletin on Aug 01, 2014

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... as a National Historic Landmark.



We visited the Broom and Basket Shop where local Artisans show how brooms were hand made along with the display of beautiful willow reed baskets of all shapes and sizes.


But we really had a fun time trying to climb into the giant rocking chair. Were such goobers!


Bye for now and stay ...

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