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Stopped for the night Davenport, Iowa, was part of the Louisiana Purchase. In 1814, during the War of 1812 the British military, along with the Saux and Fox Indian tribes fought against the Americans near Davenport. In August, Major Zachary Taylor, later President, fought a battle east of what is now Credit Island Park, in Davenport. An outpost was set up at ...
... them, not even if they have razor wire -- they are such powerful animals. We also learned later how dangerous they actually are; here is a quote from Wikipedia:
"Bison are among the most dangerous animals encountered by visitors to the various U.S. and Canadian national parks and will attack humans if provoked. They appear slow because of their lethargic movements but can easily outrun humans—bison have ...
I think this may be my first time in Iowa though I'm thinking I may have driven through it in college. Regardless, this is definitely my first extended stay in Iowa and I loved it.
We were the featured show of the Circus Fans of America convention (at least I think that was the distinction) so around 100 folks from the convention were shuttled out to our 4:30pm show and sat ringside for it. We couldn’t have asked for a prettier spot to put on a couple of shows either: ...
Took the Winnebago for a trial run to Sunset Lakes in Hillsdale, IL for three nights. Pretty easy drive out, great site for the RV. Disappointed that the pool was closed but the weather was perfect. Took a canoe ride, rode bikes, adapting to our new home on wheels. Met some wonderful people from Montgomery, AL, Joe and Lois. - reminded us of the folks we bought the Motorhome ...
... thank goodness.
After about two hours in searing heat we get out of Chicago and we stop. I get off the bike and nearly fainted, I was suffering from heat exhaustion and dehydration. Two bottles of water and about 10 minutes later I was OK again.
Good to visit Chicago but not like that!
Another 100 miles and getting to the hotel, having a shower and then a couple of beers was very welcome indeed!!