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The excitement had been building for this trip, and we are finally on the road! We left home around 7:15 after eating some homeade pizza, chicken and cheese wraps, finished off yogurts and strawberries. Basically we cleaned out the fridge! We are fully loaded with the mini van and hauling "Jake's trailer", a ...
... of Mason CIty, to visit the Manly Railroad Museum. It is just getting on its feet and has a fairly impressive collection of old photos from the early 1900's of the trains that worked this area, primarily Rock Island, but also UP, Chicago Northwestern and some Burlington. The model railroad club in Mason City is currently developing a concept to relocate a model train layout to the museum space that was donated from the estate of a local ...
... face. The next couple days will be somewhat painful as the pain meds wear off and she is up and walking around. The surgeon was quite satisfied with the procedure and is hopeful for a significant reduction in her back pain. We will not know the extent of the pain reduction for several weeks.
Jane sends her love to everyone, and we thank you all for your encouraging words and prayers!
Aloha and Mahalo,
Bob & Jane
From Sullivan we drove up to Waunakee, the only town in the world named so, as the sign says. That must have been a short brainstorming session at the Chamber of Commerce when they came up with that one. We met Mark Litka and his bride Bev at the Quilt Mill because Bev is a great quilter. This is the kind of place where you can drop a lot of money fast. Sort of like the Bass Pro or Cabellas for ...
... pictures of farms, corn, soybean and wind fields. I was not even tempted. WI was at least rolling farmland, MN is flat!
Lucky we did not fall asleep, which was only due to the concrete highway. Thump, thump, thump. Tomorrow we will drive through town to see the Corn Palace and head to the Bad Lands National Park. And then the FUN begins ...
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