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WEDNESDAY 7/2-The closer we get to Iowa the faster the blue skies disappear. There are clouds ahead and hopefully they are only rain clouds and not tornado clouds. Iowa is like Nebraska with corn fields on both sides of the interstate and a lot of older farm houses in the middle. I was wondering about all the corn and found that Iowa is the largest producer of ethanol uses only 1/3 of their corn supply ...
We awoke to pouring rain, thunder and lightning which got us up and out earlier than usual. After a quick breakfast in Riley, we filled up with fuel and were on the road by 10. The day's drive started out with pouring rain and plenty of lightning. We weren't worried though because we're not grounded - that's the theory, right??? By 2 pm, we had outrun the storm and were enjoying blue skies again. We figure we'll get at least one more ...
Our host at Mont Rest was quite chatty and had quite a colourful history so breakfast went on for quite a while. As a staunch democrat she openly shared her views and tales of the politicians that had stayed there. She also proudly showed off her diorama which was an intricate recreation of the Chicago World Fair. We didn't mind the late start however, as we didn't have a lot of driving that day.
So we continued down the river to the quad cities, the main one ...
... River to LeClaire, Iowa; home location of the "American Pickers" TV show. I've watched the Antique Archeology show numerous times over the years and was interested to see what it was all about. I also, secretly hoped Mike Wolfe and Frank who star in the show might be around, and yes, Danielle too (the nice looking lady with lots of tatooes that coordinate their travels) but, not today. One of the people there said they would be back later in ...
As we've traveled from state to state, we find special places to stop & get the grandkids a stamped penny for their Penny Passports. Since we're driving straight through Illinois, we were happy to find the John Deere Museum just across the Mississippi River from ...
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