Super 8 Dixon
Travel Blogs from Dixon
... a few hours. My schedule for the next day had plenty of room for as many naps as I would probably need.
After two days of being home I can honestly say I miss the road. It was the only place that understood me. Each passing car with their own story; Each city, only previously envisioned as a stereotype, full of people – humans – just like yourself who cry, worry, and sing their own tune. The road is a grateful opportunity ...
So we had a quick camper breakfast and got on the road at 9:00 am. As expected, it's flat farmlands but not as flat as we all imagined. Still beautiful. The Heartlands of America.
Some rough weather in Illinois. Glad to be out of that state for several reasons. Finally made it to Iowa where there was lots of corn and even more windmill farms.
Quick stop for ...
The Car - Lorraine the Terrain
The Co-Pilot - Jessica
A cooler of granola bars and popcorn.
A water bottle.
I loaded my luggage into the back of Lorraine (my GMC Terrain) and left the Rockford area ready to capture every moment and wonder from this point forward. With my camera in the front seat and my traveling Gnome (who goes by Gnomer) buckled up in the back, we were cruising down the interstate with a few less cares ...
... the lot only to find out that Becky, the show's aerialist, had been in an accident with the truck and trailer she drove...a woman in a car cut her off at the last second and her vehicle jack-knifed as she tried to avoid hitting the car. Becky's okay, but the truck isn't salvageable, so our mechanics are spending part of their day off stripping the truck of anything they need and junking it and the musicians are testing their equipment (which had been in the trailer) to see if it ...
... to see Al's dog, Ella, who had some pretty serious health issue a month ago, but was recovering nicely.
After stopping in a few more shops, we left the downtown to Al and drove out to a few other pockets of town that we hadn't hit yesterday. By 11:45a, we had done everything we could so we met up with Al at Ziggie's, a local diner near the fairgrounds, for lunch. There were a couple of families eating near us, so when we were done, ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking