La Quinta Inn Moline Airport
Travel Blogs from Moline
About a third of the way in the state we see two ridges loaded with turbines. It is the most we have seen in any place on this entire trip. The closer we got to DesMoines the more water we saw in overflowing creeks and rivers. Last weekend when we were trying to decide where to go next we saw there was a Good Guys car show in Des Moines July 4th weekend. The fairgrounds had ...
... this same storm before we go into Canada. The countryside changed as we traveled from Nebraska into Iowa - from flat and green and growing corn to rolling hills and green and growing corn. Iowa actually has some very pretty countryside. We are overnighting in Davenport at an RV/Truck spot, sharing it with one other RV. Tomorrow we hope to get around the southern end of Lake Michigan and we'll soon be ready to start speaking ...
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 ...
... and we had a great time visiting about common friends, touring her extensive office, studio and prop storage areas.
For lunch, we stopped at a local legendary drive in "The Cheri Top". The Cheri Top is been a local landmark for over 40 years and still has waitresses "car hopping" with aluminum trays on your driver's side window. Known for its Pork Tenderloins and onion rings, Dolly and I had lunch there. A Midwestern treat!
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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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services