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Ol Charlie says to me a couple a days ago..."Psst, it's time to go". I said "OK", so with that, we bid adieu to Marion Iowa on a cold and rainy day.
We motored on over to Walcott Iowa and pulled into the "World's Largest" Truck Stop. I'm here to tell ya it tis that and more. What I can't figure out is why if it is so big are there competitors across the road and over the freeway...Oh well something ...
We left Hopkins, MI this morning, made it to Champaign, IL could have gone a lot farther but forgot about the time change so arrived around 1PM. Had to make an reservation because we are finding that with all the people traveling in RVs, the days of just calling ahead are gone. We had ...
... checking out the place and then went to the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum. (some of the crew had ice cream from the DQ there before the museum visit) The museum displayed vintage trucks, signs, fuel pumps and photographs. We left there, drove for awhile, stopped for lunch and got back on the road. We stopped for the night in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Had a new dinner experience. Ate at HuHot, you take a bowl, put frozen meat ...
We started our day with a swim and light breakfast at the hotel - my rule of thumb is becoming that a breakfast bar is worth eating at if it offers biscuits! We were driving by 8:30, with no time change today, so a slightly easier day is ahead. We still shared the road with a fair number of motorcycles and our first rest stop had set up some refreshments for biker. The ladies working there were very friendly and helpful, ...
... are good and wind through the rolling hills. The mississippi is never far away, supporting commercial and leisure craft and activities. It has several locks and dams on the way and weaves it way South, eventually spilling out into the gulf of Mexico at New Orleans (which we stayed a night at many moons ago on this trip)
We stop for fuel in Lancaster. The town is neat and the surrounding farms are even neater. Maize is ...