Holiday Inn Express Le Claire Riverfront - Davenport
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... was declared to be Iowa's first military headquarters just before the Civil War by Governor Samuel J. Kirkwood. In November 1865, the Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home was opened in Davenport to take in children left orphaned by the Civil War. In 1895, the city hall was built, and in 1897, the first chiropractic school in the world, Palmer Chiropractic College was ...
... by bison in 1983, and two people by bears in 1984 and 1986." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_b ison
Tonight we are staying at a Pilot Travel Centre, which means basically that we pull into a parking lot along with many big trucks and some other RVs and have available to us 24 hr washrooms etc. They even offer showers for $5 a piece. Intriguing for a budget minded Dutch girl like me!
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... of Felix Adler, a very famous circus clown) so I hope the show goes back there again next year.
Tomorrow is a day off and we’re staying in Clinton until 6pm and then we’re driving to our lot in Elmhurst, Illinois. It’s 135 miles away so I think we’ll probably head out earlier. It’s also laundry day tomorrow which will be nice because we’ll have a show vehicle on a day off and we won’t have to worry about getting back in time for the first ...
... there. More great catching up! On Labour Day we headed for the border on the start of our return trip. Made it just past Bemidji to Walker, Minnesota, on Tuesday we made it as far as Winona, Minn., and then last night we arrived in Geneseo, Illinois. We have been following the Mississippi south and it has been a gorgeous drive. Amazing bluffs along the river and little towns tucked into narrow river ...
... thank goodness.
After about two hours in searing heat we get out of Chicago and we stop. I get off the bike and nearly fainted, I was suffering from heat exhaustion and dehydration. Two bottles of water and about 10 minutes later I was OK again.
Good to visit Chicago but not like that!
Another 100 miles and getting to the hotel, having a shower and then a couple of beers was very welcome indeed!!