Iowa City, Herbert Hoover, and Springfield
Trip Start Jun 05, 2007
60Trip End Jul 26, 2007
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From Des Moines I drove 90 minutes to visit the University of Iowa. It was my first time back in ten years. I was very excited! I drove past Mayflower dorm (2nd year), then past the President's residence, Currier dorm (1st year), and down Clinton Street where I walked through the area in which I had classes throughout my four years. I visited the Old Capitol Building and walked to the Union. It brought back so many memories. Everywhere I looked I saw images of the past. I was surprised how many new bars and clubs there were. I visited the Jave House where I spent almost all of my study time for four years. I walked by the Que, but they weren't open yet. I went for a beer and pizza at the Airliner for old times sake.
I got back in my car and continued east on I80. I stopped to visit Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. I visited where he and his wife are buried and I also visited his birthplace cottage.
I continued driving southeast for three hours and stopped for the night in Springfield, Illinois.