Howard Johnson Burlington
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It was really rainy when I woke up today. I really wanted to get away from that campground though. I'm not really afraid of germs, but the bathrooms really grossed me out. I walked in and I was instantly hit by a stench of mold. The humidity is so high here that I'm not surprised that mold and rot would be everywhere. One of the doors was jammed so I peered over and to my horror saw the dirtiest ...
... it. He told me there was a time he'd be too shy to come talk to a stranger, but he's been trying to change that. I can relate. I saw a cool snake in the grass and warned three nearby guys who were playing disc golf. They came over and immediately started messing with it. I didn't anticipate that being the reaction to my warning. I didn't want to be a part of it so I left. I feel so guilty if that snake was hurt. I ...
It's Flag Day and my flag of choice is a giant banner that reads, "IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!"
I celebrated at Mom's with a good book, Lifetime movies (murder & mayhem, not sappy), and pistachio cake. She even let me have the gooey center pieces - quite possibly because she saw what happened when The Nightmare Nanny didn't get her way.
Here in Fort Madison, Iowa (my hometown) packing snacks for the trip. Costco visit (thanks Julie & Nevaeh) yielded enough granola bars and salted nut rolls to grow very tired of them forever. Along with 16 lbs of a homemade fruit & nut mix, and protein in the form of tuna, turkey jerky, and cheez-its. I give the cheez-its one ...
... to it, got some beer at the store, sat out right next to the ole Mississippi. Nice spot. People are very friendly, crusty but very friendly. They have showers (cool water )and flush toilets (yeah!!!). The river is down 6 feet! They say it floods the entire campground every spring. Can you imagine? sunny, high 70s. we've had such nice weather the entire month. Jim met 'Charlie', very friendly guy in his 70s.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center