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Alright...today's joke comes from special guest contributor Tim:
Why does the Mississippi River flow south from Minnesota?
Because Iowa sucks
Iowa's response is best delivered by my mother's new horse
... to find a place to rinse it off later. Biking I the rain wasn't too bad. I have a good gortex shell, and I wore a cap under the hood to deflect the rain. Drivers were extra cautious around me, too. Still not sightings of other cyclists... Muscatine is where some routes intercept, so maybe tomorrow I'll find one. I got to a camp at Lake Odessa and started drying my tent out. A bunch of rednecks ...
... Germany, and it sounded like he found some in Quincy too. He told me the whole story of how his parents met, where they moved, and a very long winded timeline of who he's met from his family tree. He was wearing the same color of knee-high tube socks as his skin color, and it made me look twice. I got a vibe from him like he was desperately searching not for his family but for himself. He mentioned some recent deaths. ...
It's Flag Day and my flag of choice is a giant banner that reads, "IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!"
I celebrated at Mom's with a good book, Lifetime movies (murder & mayhem, not sappy), and pistachio cake. She even let me have the gooey center pieces - quite possibly because she saw what happened when The Nightmare Nanny didn't get her way.
... fully mouth-pounded. Also booze (thanks Norma) because I'm traveling with my mother.
This was phase 1 of my packing experience - all now sealed in an airtight plastic container, Airtight because of the bears. Also, I left the honey here in FM after reading "The House at Pooh Corner" - where I learned that bears cannot resist honey. Smart. ...
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3001 Kirkwood, Burlington | 1 star motelfrom $65