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... was declared to be Iowa's first military headquarters just before the Civil War by Governor Samuel J. Kirkwood. In November 1865, the Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home was opened in Davenport to take in children left orphaned by the Civil War. In 1895, the city hall was built, and in 1897, the first chiropractic school in the world, Palmer Chiropractic College was ...
... of it into larger and more showy digs, as rich people are wont to do. (He even avoids using a chauffeur and drives his own car.).
The ride through Wyoming, Utah, Nebraska and Iowa was fascinating. Dramatic scenery, mountains and cliffs of every description, changing slowly from desert crags to lush farmland.
We kept thinking about the early pioneers in their covered wagons, making the arduous journey west. ...
... and me after the show and said he hoped to see us again. The John Ringling North II/Steve & Ryan tent clowns were there also and it was lovely to see them again after their time with the show in Maryland.
Major props to every performer, musician, and crew person for putting on a show we could be proud of for the visiting Circus Fans. I heard nothing but praise for the show and how much fun everyone had. And Clinton proved itself to be a circus town in every way (it IS ...
... was right on the water but also had a lovely grassy backyard. We were joined by Sarah, Evan, Rebecca and Graham so had a house full of kids, lots of croquet, knitting, campfires and special places ( Treasure Island). On Saturday Sandra, Keith, Kate, Holly and Bear joined us for a rollicking BBQ and day of fun. On Sunday we headed back for one more night at Jimmy and Helen's where Daryl and Heather ...
... 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!!
Other places to stay in Clinton
2800 South 25th Street, Clinton | 2 star hotelfrom $110
2300 Valley West Court, Clinton | 2 star hotelfrom $82
1711 Lincoln Way, Clinton | 1 star hotelfrom $60
2224 Lincolnway, Clinton | 3 star hotelfrom $93