Courtyard Des Moines-Ankeny
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... stopping by the American Pickers headquarters in LeClaire, IA. Trying to get past Des Moines today.
5:47PM CDT update: We had a good ride today. We crossed our first time zone so we gained an hour of daylight. We hit a wicked T-storm south of Chicago and needed a new pair of wipers- thanks Walmart. Found $3.29/gal gas, which was pretty good. The Subaru's getting a consistent 24 mph, which is better than ...
Bob and I are preparing for our two month adventure in Spain. We are attempting to hike 10k every morning and have now added another 10k in the afternoon. Along with the hikes, we have added our backpacks. The question now we are asking each other often, "Why are we doing this?" It seems silly to work this hard in retirement. The Camino is referred to as 'The road of Reflection', so maybe we will figure this ...
... nice and open, and loading in was a breeze, minus the fact that we were in an arena and had a rolling stage. The reason this is an issue is that most of our equipment has to be fork-lifted onto the stage. luckily, there was enough room for us to put in a ramp for quickly removing equipment small enough to go down a ramp.
Otherwise, the show went off very well, with load-out simple enough. On to our next adventure outside of Indianapolis.
After the exertions of the Iowa State Fair and the pool hall the previous evening we laid low today. Went and saw a movie, visited the downtown area and ate dinner at Jethro's BBQ restaurant. It was featured on the TV show Man vs Food for its humongous burger...we went for the ribs and wings and were still eating the leftovers the next day. ...
... about any unhealthy combination of fried fatty foods imaginable. Basically it was heaven on a fried stick.
We had a great time along with everyone else.
On the way home we spied a pool hall within walking distance of our hotel, so we parked the car and walked the half mile to the pool hall. Somehow we got talking to the owners who fed us free drinks and shots until we could take no more punishment and had to perform a white ninja.