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... just be too lonely and go absolutely insane so host family it is. Hopefully they'll be nice and won't hate me or anything. No clue what to bring. Maple syrup is the obvvvious choice, but they say food gifts are just awkward if they end up not liking them so maybe maple candy would be better because it's easier to conceal if thrown away?
Hello fellow travelers,
We hope you enjoyed Davenport and now it's off to Kellogg for an overnighter and then on to Forest City. Nestled about 5 miles off I-90, it's a small farming community and supports the farming interests in ...
... that has a huge manufacturing plant here.
This was such a change from the many struggling farm communities we have seen
throughout the Midwest. The town was founded
by a Dutchman back in the 1800s who brought back a couple of hundred of his
countryman to farm the area. We had just missed the annual Tulip Festival the
first weekend of May. This is a must see stopover if you are ever in Central Iowa,
Unfortunately I am unable to upload the photos right ...
... was having a Customer Appreciation Day where we had lunch for a buck. The Pella door & window factory is also here, but we didn't have time to go on a tour, but the factory is huge. The canals through town have all been drained for the year, but the little wind mills and water ways, and the style of buildings is like being in a little village in Holland.
... failed! She’s flippin' diabetic!
Next question - did she take her insulin today? Vicki pipes up again "she ain't got none. She ran out. She don't have $300 to get anymore." wow, just wow.
At some point the conductor re-joined us in the car and he says to Vicki. "You know, maybe this is why her service dog was barking back at the station in Chicago. Maybe if we had paid attention to it then, we could have helped her earlier. Maybe giving ...