Comfort Inn Ankeny
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... and embassies of the world. We drove down beautiful tree-lined boulevards and saw the huge Real Madrid soccer stadium, we passed fancy shops and an even an ancient Egyptian temple that was a gift to Spain from the Egyptian government for helping redirect the Nile river...or something.
Then we got off the bus and visited the Royal Palace built by Charles III in the 1700s. It was amazing!!! So beautiful ...
We have a 5 hr flight to Minneapolis and the a 55 min flight to Des Moines. We paid for upgrade seating with more leg room......best $$$ I have spent. We had lots f eg room and each seat had a flip-up tv monitor with free movies or tv, which really made the 5 hr flight go by quickly.
Got in Des Moines at 11:00 pm and we were home about midnight.
What a great adventure this has been.
... to tell ridiculous stories about something called gravity and how, if you trip, you fall over. Duh! Anybody knows that. If he were really that smart, he would have gone into some worthwhile field, like dentistry or real estate.
Anyway, enough of the local history. We drove today. That’s about it. ...
... by-passed the Eisenhower Tunnel, but it was well worth it. The snow covered mountains were exactly what I wanted to see driving through Colorado. Since I had missed basically all of winter, I wanted to see some more snow before another 7 months of warmer weather. It was some of the best scenery on the trip.
We arrived in Denver around 6:30 and to our surprise, it was pretty flat. I never knew that Denver ...
... of the condition of the on/off ramps kept us going, though slooooowly.
Other than that, I saw a car manufacturing plant in Flint with the most smoke stacks ever, I had my first crossing of the mighty Mississippi River (maybe at its most narrow point at Le Clair, IL), saw loads of farms in Iowa, drove my first two hours of the trip, and witnessed Bob master the new iExit app on my phone to find the best hotel here in the lovely Des Moines, Iowa. Oh yeah, and finished at +3 ...