Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Pella
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... Pass out! Long Day!
Day 2 in Pella,
Step One. Spend an obscene amount of money at Walmart getting all the necessities that we could not bring from home. My God! The little things like silverware, cups, sheets, etc... Really add up.
Step Two. Fix many things that I did not know needing fixing. Pretty much took all day, but it is to be expected.
Step Three.. Take in the local Flavor of Iowa. So what do Iowans ...
Thu, May 14, 2015
Departure: 8:30 AM, cdt, Grand Island, NE
Arrival: 2:30 PM, cdt, Newton, IA
Miles: 303.6 miles
Travel Time: 6 hrs. driving time
We're in Newton, Iowa.
No, this is not where the Fig Newton is grown. (Yes, they grow on fig newton trees.) It is ...
Spent last night in Eucha, Oklahoma with Linda and Earl. Linda and I were stationed on Okinawa together. It was great to catch up.
I was not sure I would be able to leave as severe thunderstorms were predicted. Fortunately it was just low dark clouds. As I traveled north the skies began to lighten and clear.
I should make it to Charlie and Nancy's ...
... small-town college environment.
All through this second day of driving it has been raining on-and-off as I drove eastward towards Chicago/Gary, my sleeping destination. As I mentioned above, I don't mean to put down any state or culture, but I was surprised by how much i enjoyed driving through Iowa. True, there isn't much to look at besides farms, but the further east you go, those farms disappear and are replaced by rivers and ...
... Pretty soon we'll have a system and be even faster. The time change thing is kinda messing us up, I think. We're doing really well if we're on Washington time. I really thot we'd be up and going earlier than we have been. Oh, well, we'll make up for it on our return. Guess I'll go sort thru pics and see what should be sent. Carol will write tomorrow. Got a strong signal here so will get this one out tonight. Everyone take care! ...