Sleep Inn & Suites Mount Vernon
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... to the Mr. Hoover while he was Secretary of Commerce. I learned a lot about President Hoover. He was of course another in a long line of Presidents who came from humble beginnings. They have the one small cottage where he was born, and where by the age of 9, both of this parents had died and left him and his two siblings orphans. He was in the first graduating class from Stanford. He is a degreed geologist, who went ...
... Millross would have enjoyed seeing the shop so I took a few pictures. The Amana Woolen Mill is also an old business, 1855, and the number or spools of thread for the loom is hard to believe.
Does the name Amana make you think of appliances. Well Amana, no relationship, is now owned by Whirlpool and has a plant here.
Tomorrow we leave for our last overnight stop near LaSalle, IL.
Churchill once said; "It's always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see." He may not have been talking about a motorbike tour when he uttered these wise words, but they did seem particularly apt this morning. We had wisely looked ahead and had a fine plan in place, but as we peered nervously out of the hotel window at the spray flying off the trucks on the freeway, it was clear that we would not be seeing far if we ...
... weather forecast is not too good as storms are predicted along our path.
Our destination is Amana Colonies in Amana, IA. This is an historic German town that we stopped briefly on our trip to Alaska in 2012. The town closes up at 5:00 pm so we decided to come back and stay a few nights to check it out. More tomorrow on our venture into town.
I have included a short video of what we see as we head down the road. Enjoy.
... And another thing. No internet. My iPad needs it. So the ride. Went looking for breakfast, everyone sleeps late here. I was in Deadwood before 0700 and they weren't open. The slot machines were. Then I rode up to Mt. Rushmore and took some pictures and got my pin. There are some pretty hills here. Then I had to go to see Chief Crazy Horse. It was worth the trip. That is going to be something in a couple ...