Howard Johnson Cedar Rapids
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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. ...
I'd like to forget that, although I'm retired, travel in an RV and go wherever the spirit leads us, there are still all those same old everyday things that need to be done. You know, those mundane chores that must be done at some point; cooking, cleaning, shopping, laundry, bill paying, RV and auto maintenance and on and on. There is no escaping it.
August in Amana, Iowa. The countryside in Amana consists of acres upon acres of corn fields, punctuated by silos and farms, intersected by paved and unpaved roads that lead to the seven villages that are the Amana Colonies.
The settlers were a group of German Pietists, calling themselves the Community of True Inspiration, who left Germany to seek ...
... Ah, yes, Amana Colonies, in Iowa. A group of seven villages that were settled by Germans fleeing religious persecution in the early 1800's. Initially they came from Germany to Buffalo, NY, but as their community grew, they realized they needed more space. In 1855, they purchased 26,000 acres in Iowa and moved their entire community.
More history to explore. They have a general store of ...
... Beer night' on Thursday evening. Everyone in their cul-de-sac takes turns in hosting each week during the summer and they all go over and drink beer from 6pm till 9pm which I tell him is one of the best ideas I've ever heard and something which you would almost certainly never see in England. A good crowd of about 20 beer drinking neighbours gather to sup bottles and shoot the breeze. I would like to say that beer club ended at 9pm and we all woke ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed