Days Inn & Suites Cedar Rapids
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... Amana RV Park and Event Center is a large park with over 400 plus sites. There is a rally for New Horizon, a 5th wheel manufacturer from Kansas next week so many are here early to get a good spot.
The Amana Furniture and Clock factory was one of my favorite stops. The quality of craftsmanship is very evident and we watched several men working on furniture from a viewing area. ...
... owned – so met our needs nicely. And the malted vanilla milkshake and chilidog was superb.
Then we pottered on out west through the farmlands of northern Illinois. Wide open expanses of fields, all full of crops nearly ready for harvest. This is a land where the crop is the king. Barely an animal or a hint of industry to be seen. Barely an undulation or a bend in the road to complicate our ride, and only the occasional tree ...
... weather forecast is not too good as storms are predicted along our path.
Our destination is Amana Colonies in Amana, IA. This is an historic German town that we stopped briefly on our trip to Alaska in 2012. The town closes up at 5:00 pm so we decided to come back and stay a few nights to check it out. More tomorrow on our venture into town.
I have included a short video of what we see as we head down the road. Enjoy.
We enjoyed our stay here, although the days were hot, humid and lazy, but quietly relaxing. One of my favorite pastimes was watching Fox try to catch a ground squirrel. Just like the corn fields, where ever you look, you see these little varmints. The holes to their burrows are everywhere, about the size of a golf ball and hidden in the grass. ...
I'd like to forget that, although I'm retired, travel in an RV and go wherever the spirit leads us, there are still all those same old everyday things that need to be done. You know, those mundane chores that must be done at some point; cooking, cleaning, shopping, laundry, bill paying, RV and auto maintenance and on and on. There is no escaping it.