Altoona Settle Inn
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... of the condition of the on/off ramps kept us going, though slooooowly.
Other than that, I saw a car manufacturing plant in Flint with the most smoke stacks ever, I had my first crossing of the mighty Mississippi River (maybe at its most narrow point at Le Clair, IL), saw loads of farms in Iowa, drove my first two hours of the trip, and witnessed Bob master the new iExit app on my phone to find the best hotel here in the lovely Des Moines, Iowa. Oh yeah, and finished at +3 ...
... to go.
With -5 registering on the thermometer, we dressed in boots, hats, mittens and parkas and climbed into Freddie. We cranked the heat up to the max and took off in search of warmer temps. As the miles ticked away the inside temp began dropping. There was a breeze coming at us from the rear of the bus that we could not keep at bay. ...
- Woke Up to my car almost being towed - Argued with a gentleman that i was allowed to be there -Got in my car and peeled out -Got a speeding ticket about 3 minutes out -Started Loathing this trip -Got to Des Moines -Mother called saying there was a family emergency -Had to cut the trip short but still having all the requirements for the ...
... a Chase bank and the GPS took us to a Chase Auto Division. We met a friendly employee who checked to find that there was no Chase Bank in Iowa. She said that the other day someone drove 2 hours there for the same reason. In the evening we decided to go to the nearby Prairie Meadows Racetrack to see horse races. We had a great time as we sat near the finish line and chatted with a group of "mature" singles who were delightful ...
... was closed. I was mostly interested in the
state capitol building, though, which was open. Iowa’s state capitol is highly
ornate and quite grandiose, a mix of neoclassical and Renaissance styles that
to me looks typical of monumental public buildings of the late 19th
century. I’d be inclined to call it Victorian. It’s somewhat different in style
from most state houses which have more of a purely neoclassical style like ...