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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
Illinois is beautiful and green. I passed the state line across the Mississippi River today. I'm following the river on Highway 96 mostly. It makes for a beautiful ride. It's hard to get very far, because I keep stopping to admire the view or take a picture. I met a man on a bike in Quincy but he was not a touring cyclist. He told me he was tracing his ancestry on his father's side. He had already met relatives when he ...
It's Flag Day and my flag of choice is a giant banner that reads, "IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!"
I celebrated at Mom's with a good book, Lifetime movies (murder & mayhem, not sappy), and pistachio cake. She even let me have the gooey center pieces - quite possibly because she saw what happened when The Nightmare Nanny didn't get her way.
Here in Fort Madison, Iowa (my hometown) packing snacks for the trip. Costco visit (thanks Julie & Nevaeh) yielded enough granola bars and salted nut rolls to grow very tired of them forever. Along with 16 lbs of a homemade fruit & nut mix, and protein in the form of tuna, turkey jerky, and cheez-its. I give the cheez-its one ...
... convoy and tug boat come thru a lock very near our campsite on the river, one of many for the day. What a hoot!
A trip to the Quincy, IL Walmart took us past the most elaborate Salvation Army building we'd ever seen. The building was named in honor of benefactors Ray & Joan Kroc. We googled "Ray Kroc" and enjoyed an interesting story of McDonald's. A campfire capped of our last evening along the Mississippi....TOOT, TOOT! ...