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... back home to Iowa to live with my parents. (Every parent's dream is to have their 23 year old son move back in right?) But before you judge me too harshly, I had a plan. Well, "plan" might be giving it too much credit. Some might call it an unorganized jumble of half-thought-out ideas, but I'll stick with calling it a plan.
Three big things came out of my time out East:
1) That I stunk at trying to control my entire life on my own, and it was ...
I think this may be my first time in Iowa though I'm thinking I may have driven through it in college. Regardless, this is definitely my first extended stay in Iowa and I loved it.
We were the featured show of the Circus Fans of America convention (at least I think that was the distinction) so around 100 folks from the convention were shuttled out to our 4:30pm show and sat ringside for it. We couldn’t have asked for a prettier spot to put on a couple of shows either: ...
This is a catch up blog for this day so fairly short.
It was a long so called transit day ride from Cleveland in Ohio to Clinton in Iowa - a grand distance of 500 miles, mostly along the interstatewhere you can keep going at 75 mph.
We were doing well until a road closure followed by a missed turning took us through the middle of Chicago on a very hot Friday afternoon. 6 lanes of traffic all stacked up ...
... with stories of the family history.
Our drive to Galena through the corn fields has many more hills than I expected. We went by the farm and home where Linda grew up. It is sad to see that time and a new owner have not kept the place up. Time marches on.
Galena is the neatest town ever. This the home of Ulysses S. Grant, general for the Union army in the civil war. The town and area remind you of the Gettysburg area in PA. The main ...
... It is only one of three of its kind. The stories of all these cars and their history were fascinating. The ’31 Pierce Arrow was used by Al Capone.
Ed Walton will enjoy seeing this car collection when I can upload the pictures.
What a great day. Other than the upcoming wedding next week, this stop has been a real treat and one we are sure glad we made. That is the true adventure of a “journey”.