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It's Flag Day and my flag of choice is a giant banner that reads, "IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!"
I celebrated at Mom's with a good book, Lifetime movies (murder & mayhem, not sappy), and pistachio cake. She even let me have the gooey center pieces - quite possibly because she saw what happened when The Nightmare Nanny didn't get her way.
Here in Fort Madison, Iowa (my hometown) packing snacks for the trip. Costco visit (thanks Julie & Nevaeh) yielded enough granola bars and salted nut rolls to grow very tired of them forever. Along with 16 lbs of a homemade fruit & nut mix, and protein in the form of tuna, turkey jerky, and cheez-its. I give the cheez-its one ...
... to it, got some beer at the store, sat out right next to the ole Mississippi. Nice spot. People are very friendly, crusty but very friendly. They have showers (cool water )and flush toilets (yeah!!!). The river is down 6 feet! They say it floods the entire campground every spring. Can you imagine? sunny, high 70s. we've had such nice weather the entire month. Jim met 'Charlie', very friendly guy in his 70s.
... he goes into knowing he'll get them and that's made all the difference. Performing for an assembly is much different than performing in a ring, but at least he's getting a lot of experience now so that when we do get on a show, he'll be ready.
We found out after the performance that the local newspaper had been there taking photos, so at some point, there will either be photos ...
... to turn around and go looking for that rock. Found the rock and not too soon as a truck passed and there was no rock any more. After hunting in the sweltering sun I found my GPS. The plastic cover had a few deep grooves in it as it flew from my bike at 55mph and hit the road. I turned the GPS on and it worked!!! Thanks to Garmin and their rugged (and expensive) 'motorcycle' GPS.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Adjoining Rooms
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service