Travel Blogs from Moline
Today we visited the John Deere seeder plant. We took a tour of the factory, where they make, assemble, and repair seeders. They make many types and sizes of seeders there, from small 4-ro seeders to 24-row ones. All their seeders are custom made, when a farmer orders them. They produce about 38 seeders a day, or 19 per shift. We also saw the John Deere pavilion, where we got to see some of thir other tractors, combines, ...
We arose early this morning, hoping to be on the road by 8. After Andy made multiple trips down to the breakfast area for us for coffee and food, we gassed up, got more coffee and were off....at 8:45. Not much to say about today other than we drove, a lot. I-80 the entire time through Nebraska, crossing into central time, and ending in Iowa. Lots of cows, corn, rolling hills, and barns. I drove the first 4 1/2 hour ...
Stopped at a Resort Parks International (RPI) Park overnight - probably one of the nicest places we've ever been - and only $10 a night!
A lovely campground in true resort style. Wristbands are handed out at check-in, and with a wrist band, you can use one of their many paddle boats or canoes on the little lake that ...
As the 31st President (1929-1993) of the United States, few Americans have known greater acclaim or more bitter criticism than Herbert Hoover. He achieved international success as a mining engineer and earned world-wide gratitude as "The Great Humanitarian" who fed a billion people in 57 countries during WW1. He continued his humanitarian efforts during WW2 ...
... on the Mississippi River.
History of Davenport is about the same as all midwest cities, first settled by Indians, driven out by Europeans and later the Indians come back with casinos and become millionaires. Part of the Louisiana Purchase, Zebulon Pike first visited Davenport as a government representative. As the city became populated, Rock Island Railroad built the first railroad bridge across the Mississippi River in 1856. It ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed