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... I guess, thus the name Mosquito. It did have a nice view over the Mississippi. Next stop was Phelps House Museum, a nice old house with original furniture. Snake Alley was next to the museums - it is a supposedly the " crookedest street in the world". The downtown was very quiet with an Art Deco theatre and a few shops - no coffee shop, oh for a decent coffee. On the river we pasted through many locks, a raised bridge and swing ...
... together with Kayla, one of my favorite people on earth. Living in Mormon-history-rich Nauvoo, IL with 1,099 other people doesn't offer much for options for fancy bars, but fortunately the local winery has expanded operations. Baxter's Vineyards, making wine since 1857 is Illinois' oldest winery, beefed up the liquor license and now serve wine, beer, liquor under the perfect ...
... two notable stops. First, I found one of the new "modern rest areas" created by the Iowa tourism board. A few years ago, they must have embraced the reality that Iowa is for Iowans, everyone else is driving through. To capture the attention of these drivers, they have remodeled several rest areas along major freeways to create a respite, each a 20-minute museum celebrating the history, heritage, and culture of the state. There's one covering ...
... road and snapped another picture before heading off.
First tourist stop of the day was Dickeyville Grotto. It was pretty cool. Father Mathias Wernerus built it in 1925. It is a creation in stone mortar and bright colored objects - collected from all over the world. These include colored glass, gems, antique ...
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
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