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Travel Blogs from Moline
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 ...
... passing through several small towns on the way. Just like Dubuque it didn't appear enticing at first glance, it looked drab and neglected. However, the main attraction was like an oasis in the desert. The all-glass structure of the Figge Art Museum hosted some great rural American art as well as some other interesting exhibitions. Once again, the European heritage proved a reliable source of food as we found a German themed pub for dinner in the trendy Moline ...
... are moving soon, so we have an opportunity to help them get ready for their move. We had planned to stay in Iowa a bit longer, but we've done everything we had planned to do and there are things that need attention at home. Fishing trip? Yes, still doing it - will fly from Boston to Sioux Falls and head to Canada, then fly home afterwards.
Stay tuned for future updates!!!
Jan, Dolly and Chi Chi
... After getting the kid's pennies we drove north along the Illinois side of the Mississippi River to check out this area. Boy the river was above it's banks often along this river road!
Illinois is another state we'll need to come back to for a longer visit!!
Other places to stay in Moline
6902 27th st, Moline | 3 star hotelfrom $59
1415 River Drive, Moline | 3 star hotelfrom $111
5450 27th St., Moline | 2 star hotelfrom $66
6920 27th St., Off Airport Road and US-6 W, Moline | 2 star hotelfrom $49
2501 52nd Avenue, Moline | Hotelfrom $43
4600 53rd Street, Moline | 3 star hotelfrom $122
2450 69th Avenue, Moline | 2 star hotelfrom $112
101 18th Street, Moline | 2 star hotelfrom $117
2705 48th Avenue, Moline | 2 star hotelfrom $111
2600 52nd Ave., Moline | 2 star hotelfrom $106
2550 52nd Avenue, Moline | 2 star hotelfrom $94
2721 69th Avenue Court, Moline | 2 star hotelfrom $104