Travel Blogs from Bettendorf
... farm equipment such as a fully robotic tractor. The robot tractor is GPS-guided, and has over 10 million lines of code. In comparison the software for the space shuttle control had only 2 million lines. We also saw a combine with GPS systems and automatic harvesting: just drive around the edge of the field, and it will automatically drive back and forth across the field, even collecting data on the crops it harvests. ...
... listened to the new Alton Brown podcast and two good This American Life's, including the show's 500th episode, which highlighted some of the producers' favorite moments from the show's history.
We stopped for lunch in Lincoln, Nebraska. Got Jimmie Johns, gassed up, got some snacks, and hit the road again. Andy drove the last 4 1/2 shift and I don't know why, maybe because we just kept talking and talking, ...
Stopped at a Resort Parks International (RPI) Park overnight - probably one of the nicest places we've ever been - and only $10 a night!
A lovely campground in true resort style. Wristbands are handed out at check-in, and with a wrist band, you can use one of their many paddle boats or canoes on the little lake that ...
... UNICEF. Unfortunately, however, he is linked to the Great Depression. Under his presidency came the Stock Market crash; he was also responsible for the unemployment of thousands of people in the 1930s.
In 1929, President Hoover signed the $165 million Boulder Canyon Project Act realizing a personal dream and paving the way for one of the great ...
... to Rock Island, Illinois. This railway connection caused transportation and commerce with Chicago to significantly improve which caused Davenport to became a commercial railroad hub. Steamboat companies filed law suits to demolish the railroad bridge due to dangerous obstruction to navigation of the river. However, a tall skinny lawyer named Lincoln defended Rock Island and won the case.
Today, the city is a bustling industrial city ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking