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... to a local restaurant for dinner....mexican. Woke early this morning and used Yelp to find a local owned coffee house, Reid's Beans. They hooked me up with a large carafe of coffee and two poached eggs over salmon over goat cheese on sourdough bread. Loved it. She inquired about my plans for the day. Hoover being the one and only tourist destination, she quickly informed me that we owe the standardization of light ...
... Millross would have enjoyed seeing the shop so I took a few pictures. The Amana Woolen Mill is also an old business, 1855, and the number or spools of thread for the loom is hard to believe.
Does the name Amana make you think of appliances. Well Amana, no relationship, is now owned by Whirlpool and has a plant here.
Tomorrow we leave for our last overnight stop near LaSalle, IL.
Churchill once said; "It's always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see." He may not have been talking about a motorbike tour when he uttered these wise words, but they did seem particularly apt this morning. We had wisely looked ahead and had a fine plan in place, but as we peered nervously out of the hotel window at the spray flying off the trucks on the freeway, it was clear that we would not be seeing far if we ...
... 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.
... them, and dives head first into the burrow opening, but only comes up with dirt up his nose. I thought they were chipmunks, but they are thirteen-striped ground squirrels.
So tomorrow we will say good bye to the ground squirrels and corn fields. Oh wait, isn't Nebraska the CornHusker State.... Dang, more corn!