You Know Who's in Waterloo!

Trip Start Feb 15, 2010
Trip End Feb 14, 2011

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Waterloo, Iowa

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Okay, folks, after finishing up some business in Sioux Falls and spending five days in St. Peter with my sister and her family; I'm off!

The first stop on my haphazardly planned trail is Waterloo, Iowa.  Not an original point on my map, but I discovered that the John Deere Farm Implement Company offers tours at one of its largest assembly plants there.  It seemed like an interesting stop to make.

One impression that comes through clearly as I drive across the Iowan plains is how much each lonely farmstead looks like a small island out on the ocean of white snow.  There aren't a lot of trees lining the fields like we have in at home, so aside from trees planted as a perimeter directly around the houses and barns, there is nothing but snow.  Their own little wooded fortresses against the elements...islands of civilization.   

Tonight, I officially become a Wal-Martian (a resident of Wal-Mart).  I can almost feel myself transforming into one of them...yikes! 
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