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Jul 4, 2018 - Coralville, Iowa

Click on thumbnails to enlarge Flexibility… After leaving White Rock/Los Alamos I drove to Abiquiu - west northwest of Santa Fe. Total driving distance from White Rock was about 90 miles. I arrived at the Corps of Engineers Riana Campground without a reservation (my preferred way to travel). Riana only has 15 sites with water/electric hookups and all were filled so I took one of the 25 no hookup sites. Really nice level large site in an area where each site was in its own corral. The park has a commanding high view of Abiquiu Lake formed on...

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May 24, 2016 - Up early

We were up early this morning for a beautiful sunrise, oh look, there's a McDonalds. (and a Starbucks) The temperature and breeze were perfect for sleeping with the windows open. Karen insisted that we go for a walk this morning so we did, ending at McDonald's for breakfast. Finally got on the road at 8am, what?!? We were making good time too until I decided that we should go see the world's largest truck stop,; the Iowa 80 Truck Stop. That sounds easy enough but believe me it wasn't. After getting lost in Davenport (no I don't need the...

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Aug 2, 2015 - Family Time

In addition to doing needed tasks like grocery shopping and laundry, we have had the windshield replaced on our Honda. It was badly damaged by gravel on an interstate in Montana. We don't ever remember driving on an interstate where there was road work and signs that told us to expect loose gravel. As we road along gravel flew up from our RV and hit the front of our car and windshield. The windshield was replaced and paid for by our insurance company but the dings on the hood while small will be a remembrance of our great trip to Montana...

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May 22, 2013 - Iowa City, Iowa

May 21, 2013, We left Fulton Mo. About 10:00 and got to Iowa City, Iowa about 2:30. One of our good friends that winters in Texas, Mike, met us and showed us the way to the campground. We are staying at Coralville Lake Reservoir, just outside Iowa City. This is a Corp of Engineers park and only has 30 amp and no sewer or water but a beautiful park. Also, no cable TV. This is what we call roughing it. After getting set up we went over to Mike and Sheryl’s, our friends that winter in Texas. Had a very nice visit and soaked up a couple suds....

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Apr 23, 2013 - Riverside Casino

We left Council Bluffs today about noon, we stopped at Rick's favorite place off I80 to have a Maidrite! We arrived at Riverside Casino south of Iowa City about 5:30pm. Judi drove up from Muscatine for a visit. We had dinner at the buffet at the casino and then played some black jack, I believe Judi was the only on that left a winner. On Wednesday, we drove to Muscatine. We spent a couple hours over at Jen's house, we enjoyed ourselves with her lovely family. Trey, Noah, and Sophia are simply adorable. that night, we went to Judi and...

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Apr 15, 2013 - Moved to Linder Point

Today we left Burlington and drove Anchor Frame and Axel in Marion where we had them take a look at the fifth wheel and decide what needed to be done to the suspension. Then we made an appointment for the 22nd to get it fixed. Then we drove over to Linder Point in Iowa City, Iowa where we'll stay for the next couple of weeks while we visit friends and relatives and get all our doctors' appointments taken care of.

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Sep 5, 2012 - Iowa City

On Labor Day our labor was to drive 366 miles from South Dakota to Eastern Iowa where my brother and sister-in-law live (Iowa City). It is a really nice small city and we are in an Army Corps of Engineers' campground again and situated right on a lake created by damming up the Iowa River. It's been hot as usual but it is suppose to cool off starting tomorrow and be in the 70s. What will that be like! Monday night we were treated to a delicious dinner prepared by my brother, Brian. He retired a couple of years ago and teaches college...

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RV Trip Summer 2012

Aug 3, 2012 - A Trip To Iowa City

From Amana Colonies RV Park – Amana, IA We decided to drive over to Iowa City today and found ourselves in the center of the University of Iowa campus. It was not our intention to visit the home of the Big Ten Iowa Hawkeyes but found this as an added treat when the Old Capitol Museum was located on their campus. Situated at the middle of the University of Iowa’s Pentacrest the Old Capitol was the seat of government from 1842 to 1857. This area known as the Pentacrest is an “X” pattern formed by four buildings, one on each corner of the Old...

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Home Sweet RV - 2012

Jul 30, 2012 - Day 13: Awesome day!

We were up early again today so I could get to the City Museum when it opened at 9am. This museum is amazing!! It's a kids play and discovery place. I loved everything about it--it was so much fun!! There was a 10 story high slide that Grandpa and I went on. We went once, I would have gone again but it takes forever to go up all the stairs. There was a place that made shoelaces. I bought a key ring with some of the shoelace to hold all my key chains I've collected this trip. I just need 1 more state--Iowa. The outside part was so much fun!...

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Jul 13, 2012 - Almost across Iowa

Hot and bumpy it the best way to describe our trip - and long. Altho we weren't on the road that long it seemed to take forever!! Left Cabella's around 8:30 after a nice shower and breakfast. Traffic was a bit heavy and the wind was blowing us around a bit. We stopped in Mason City and picked up a tank of gas for $3.25. Of course, we saw it for less a bit down the road but that was better than the #3.54 we saw in MN. 218 is a great alternative to I-35 if you are going south and east across Iowa. It is a divided 4 lane and goes thru some...

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Summer 2012 Travels

Jun 14, 2012 - Day One

After planning for a year the day has finally arrived. Harriet, Koko, and I headed out a little after 9:00 this morning. Still lots of corn in Iowa! Everyting is working fine and we stopped early to finish getting things set up in the camper as we want. Off to SD

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WillnHat's journeys

May 7, 2012 - De la route beau temps, mauvais temps (719 km)

Une autre journée de route sous une température variable (orages, éclaircies) dans le midwest américain. Le midwest, c'est des champs à perte de vue avec quelques vallons semés en maïs. Nous avons fait 720 km dont le passage de Chicago avec des centaines et des centaines de camions sur 10 voies de large et une pluie torentielle. Ma blonde qui était au volant à ce moment-là a très bien géré le stress. Nous sommes passés à côté de 2 plans de production de semences Pionner et l'usine de fabrication des tracteurs John Deere. Nous sommes arrêtés...

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