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... 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 ...
... stopping today but will in Hammond Indiana.
Today is another windmill day. Seem like there are more and more as we move along. Must say it does not make for a great view. We find it interesting that many are not running. The temperature is rising so we have to turn on the generator so we can run the rooftop AC. That's better. After lunch we run into increasing winds. Not quite like riding a bucking bronco, but close. Wind does play games with a motor ...
... The squirrels pop up and stand on their hind legs like a prairie dog. They chirp warnings to each other and at any given time during the day you can see a good dozen within a 50' by 50' area. Looks like a whack-a-mole game board. They chase each other all over, popping in and out of their holes.
They drive Foxy nuts. He tries his best to ...
... very accommodating and Fox got the whole fluff and puff treatment.
On our way back to Amana, we came to some unscientific, but obvious conclusions. Nine out of ten vehicles we passed were pickup trucks. Two out of five roads we drove on were unpaved and dusty.
No matter where you look, there's a corn field.
Bye for now and stay ...
Other places to stay in Cedar Rapids
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3320 Southgate Court S.W., Cedar Rapids | 2 star motelfrom $95
400 33rd Ave. S.W., Cedar Rapids | 1 star motelfrom $54
720 33rd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids | 2 star motelfrom $55