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Sep 17, 2008 - Arrived Mendota Illinois; Birthplace of Lawrence G (Larry) Snyder

Left Adventureland Campground in Des Moines (Altoona), Iowa this morning and crossed the Mississippi River into Illinois this afternoon. We are now camped at the Peru LaSalle KOA, which isn't too far from Mendota Illinois. Larry was born in Mendota and went to school there until he finished his freshman year of high school then his family moved to Spokane. He has not been back to Mendota since 1961 (47 years). Probably about time to visit this important landmark. We will meet with his Aunt Joanne tomorrow morning and then go visit with his...

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May 13, 2008 - Heading up Route 39

Heading up Route 39 in Illinois we stopped at a truck stop for the night. This truck stop has a great place for breakfast. It is done up in license plates, signs and traffic lights, it also has a car for the buffet. Ten minutes up the road we came upon a large windmill farm.

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