Super 8 Mason City
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Left Cousin Larry's house about 8 am and crossed the Wisconsin border in under 30 minutes on the back roads. 1st stop was Twin Lakes on the Wisconsin border. One of my favorite John Prine songs "Lake Marie" is based on these lakes (although Lake Marie is really called Lake Mary). Here I am "standing by peaceful waters".
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... is for a great weekend.
There is a Jimmy John's next door so we take the easy way out and pick up a sandwich from them for dinner.
Saturday, 19 Sept. 2015
We set the alarm for 6AM. Up and a quick breakfast and on the road at 7AM. Good plan except for the fog! Can't see the other lane of divided highway sometimes. Still, the speed limit in South Dakota on I-29 is 80mph! Some idiots are going that ...
... a monster wind generator farm. So had to pull over and read the signs. Turns out the farm is owned by FPL! ( Florida Power &Light ).
On Monday, we picked up Gary's daughter in Mason City and drove down to the Iowa State Fair in DesMoines. The Fair is a really big deal in this part of the world and it obvious when you first see the parking lot and start to walk around the fair grounds. Even with the overcast ...
... and airplane restorer with a hangar there on Thomas field. We talked flying, restoring, and life for the two days I was there. Great guy! I helped get an old riding mower going so he could do some mowing around the hangar, good fun!
The camping was great except for the lack of drinking water and potties, and the coal ore trains that ran around the clock. So after ...
A nice sunny warm day in Chicago. We spent all day in the parks, coffee shops and a pub. Everywhere we went there were buskers. Full bands with drum kits, bass and lead guitars, trumpets etc. and they are really GOOD! We caught the El to find the greyhound station (without luggage) as we would need it tonight (blue line, alight at Clinton station btw) . Took some sunny pictures to replace the ...