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We spent the last three days at Dave and Lisa's in Iowa City. The Prius was transferred to Iowa on 12 February. Sheila was sad to let it go - but it went to a good home. The Prius gave us 179K miles. We had a great time with our granddaughter Izzie. She has ...
Amana Colonies is one of America's longest-lived communal societies beginning in 1714 in Germany and continues today here on the Iowa prairie. First settleing near Buffalo, NY in 1843-44 they needed more farmland and in 1855 move to Iowa. They called their village "Bleigtreu" or "remain faithful". Then the leaders chose the name "Amana" from the Song of Solomon 4:8. There are 6 villages within ...
... so met our needs nicely. And the malted vanilla milkshake and chilidog were superb.
Then we motored on out west through the farmlands of northern Illinois. Wide open expanses of fields, all full of crops nearly ready for harvest. This is a land where the crop is the king. Barely an animal or a hint of industry to be seen. Barely an undulation or a bend in the road to complicate our ride, and only the occasional tree to break up ...
... 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 ...
Yesterday, Mike turned 65. He is officially a Senior Citizen. It's hard to believe it was all those years ago, we were just a couple of kids, going to the dance at the Pine Grove Pavilion in Portsmouth. Now, here we are, closing in on the first major destination of our journey, Yellowstone National Park. Tomorrow we pull out and head towards Lincoln, Nebraska. ...
Other places to stay in Cedar Rapids
616 33rd Ave S.W., Cedar Rapids | 2 star motelfrom $49
1230 Collins Road, Cedar Rapids | 2 star motelfrom $115
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