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I'm here in southeast Iowa, preparing for the next set of travels. So far, that has entailed visits with friends, leisure reading, and making lists. Once in a while, I cross something off the list.
Some of those list items include catching up on the blog posts, back to Glacier at a minimum. I will send a notification to "subscribers" or post on the facebook. For those of you ...
... road is just the setting I need to think my thoughts.
It was on this same stretch of highway in 2003, heading south on I-35 where I spotted "my next car" in the opposite lane, heading north. Didn’t know what it was, but I knew it would be mine. Turned out to be the new model Monte Carlo SS in superior blue. As a newborn, I was driven home from the hospital in a blue Monte Carlo (Dad's) - my very first ...
... of Crown Royal.
Next stop, Mississippi River Distilling Company. It is a pretty cool little shop where they make their own line of vodkas, whiskeys, and gin. I got to take a free tour of the distillery. Turns out EVERY part of the process happens within 20 miles of the shop. They use all local grains, wheat, rye, ...
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
... told them they were jerks and to leave it alone. Instead I went back to camp and felt guilty. I'm the jerk. Later, when Joaquin was leaving, he came by and gave me a giant bag of trail mix and 12 Clif bars. He said he didn't need them anymore. What a cool dude. I'm taking a rest day here tomorrow since it's free and pretty here. Also, for those of you who are sticklers for pronouncing the S in Illinois... Locals say it's ...