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Jul 15, 2013 - Corn n Beans

Captain's log star date 7-15-2013...wait a minute!! Louise, I mean Deb would be Captain Kirk if we had a captain!!! We are exploring the planet of corn n beans! Folks are friendly though and the dogs are so happy! Deb has an excellent sense of direction and refuses to turn East even when I insist:)) so far we have not found Brad Pittt just an old trucker from Russellville, Ky:(( our quest continues!!

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Thelma & Louise

Jul 14, 2013 - Day 1: Cincinnati to Davenport

Deb: We expected today to be the boring leg of the journey and it lived up to our expectations. Not much to see in Indiana, Illinois & so far in Iowa. Corn, beans, more corn, more beans... Shadow and Winston (the backseat riders) were absolutely perfect today. Shadow rested his head on the console panting most of the trip while Winston enjoyed the sights. We talked the whole way (does that surprise anyone?). That was un-boring! Seems our childhood family vacays had a few similarities - car games, dads driving like a bat out of hell and...

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Thelma & Louise

Jul 2, 2013 - Interstate RV Park and a Request for help

Another day and 4 more states to add to the list. Got a nice departure from W Michigan and onto Indiana Illinois and then Iowa. Had to pay a couple of tolls to the Freeway trolls to enjoy 10 lanes of traffic thru Chicago yikes but 46ft of rolling RV still gets a little bit of respect. Weather continues sunny and getting hotter 29C and forecasting to get warmer. Skyline was huge but no thanks eh. Lots of fireworks stores and something called Adult superstores I suggested we stop and check the price of milk but a quick NO lol. Seems to be a...

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Away we go 2013

Jun 28, 2013 - Davenport, IA

We left Story, Iowa around 1000 this morning. The weather was bright and sunny but the wind was blowing hard out of the southwest. The wind was basically a direct crosswind as we traveled south on I35 toward Des Moines. At De Monies we turned east and and headed for Davenport, Iowa. The wind blew hard the entire 200 miles but this time it was quartering wind with a tailwind component which helped push us along. There was likely some improvement in mileage due to the tailwind component but it was nothing to talk about to long about. Traffic...

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Newfoundland 2013

Jun 28, 2013 - 6-23 thru 6-28-13, Nebraska to Iowa

6-23-13, Sunday Elm Creek well based on a 40% chance of Tornado’s in the Omaha area and Tornados yesterday back down the road from where we came, we decided to stay put in elm Creek for one more night. We spend the day catching up on chores and did some marketing. It was apparent that the bad weather had not left the area as yet as the sky started to look ominous again. Our biggest fear was Hail. They get very large hail in this part of the country. I was concerned for the Motorhome windshield, if it got damaged we’d be here for weeks...

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Jun 28, 2013 - Davenport, Iowa

June 28, 2013 Davenport, Iowa We awoke to clear skies and mild temperatures. We left at 9:45 am for a 200 mile trip to Davenport, IA. We passed by field by field of corn about 1 foot high at this time. At I-80 exit 284 ( near Walcott, IA) we stopped at the Iowa 80 Truck stop, the World’s Largest Truckstop that truly lived up to its claim. It even has a truck museum. Inside the main building (67,000 sq. ft.), is a store for big rig truckers that has every kind of accessory one would want for their truck. Also in the main building are two...

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Mar 29, 2013 - And so it begins!

It's 2am, and while I should be sleeping soundly and getting a good night's rest before my adventure begins, here I am JUST finished packing and praying that the ticket counter employee will have some sympathy at 5:30 in the morning and not charge me extra for my 51 lb. checked luggage. I don't have any huge statements to make before I leave the US, except for how completely unreal it feels to me that I am finally going to the Dominican Republic. This is something I have wanted to do since my freshman year at Creighton almost 6 years ago,...

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Dec 25, 2012 - A Fine Day For A Fine

I won’t go into all the details (as I do most years) about tearing down Christmas, but suffice it to say that Jill is cutting back some year after year, and we still have one of the most beautiful Christmas houses I’ve ever seen. The other really good news, again unlike last year, is that Jill DID NOT trip in the garage with a big glass vase, and she didn’t start our trip south with a big shiner. In fact, except for a brace on her right wrist (a result of a September impingement surgery which is a bit slow to heal), Jill is practically done...

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New Year, Old Mexico

Oct 13, 2012 - Beat the Storm to Davenport

The weather forecast for today was just ghastly, rain and wind, just the weather conditions I love when we're driving (not) so we decided to hit the road early and hopefully beat the worst of it. Joe had hooked up the Jeep last night and it was dry for him to disconnect the utilities, just water and electric here. With a full pot of hot fresh coffee, we hit the road south bound for Davenport. It was only 77 miles and we covered half the distance before it started to rain. It was a full blown thunderstorm by the time we reached the RV park,...

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Sep 25, 2012 - Dead Head East 2

No pix today as we are not yet on The Mother Road. We are about 170 miles to the start of Rte. 66. Tomorrow, we plan an early start to the beginning which is at Lake Michigan in Chicago. We should be in open country and into small towns by afternoon. Now, the fun starts.

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Sep 20, 2012 - Davenport, IA

The 170 miles we drove were easy and smooth, though there are rough spots in the road surface. We noticed the Interstates are getting worse. Our personal joke is that most of the contractors who make these roadways need to give back 50% of the money! Though some speed limits say 70 mph, try it with 8 1/4 ton rig on your back! Ain't happening... We'll stay at 60 mph, thank you. The park we chose is a Passport America park, way down on the list of facilities, but it's quiet, far off the freeway. This stop in Davenport is a "do nothing" stop....

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Sep 17, 2012 - Rock Island - Ilinois

Monday moved on again driving for nearly 3 hours reached Davenport in Iowa about 11.15am after setting up & a late breakfast we headed off to Rock Island in Illinois for a walk along the Mississippi River we walked a fair way but then noticed the dark clouds and it was forecast to rain so turned round and headed back to the car just, got back in time before torrential rain came down only stopping here 1 night then a long drive to Indiana in the morning.

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Wandering America

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