Wednesday, June 3, 2015

On the Road (with apologies . . .)

So Tuesday found us in Davenport, Iowa for no good reason other than it was a respectable distance to cover after a lazy Monday start. Looking for an adequate place to eat at the end of a long day, we asked the clerk. Iowa Machine Shed says she. OK. Well, this place was a living breathing example of the fact that with a bit of luck you can eat extremely well anywhere. Good honest family style home cooking. We came away stuffed and satisfied. It would have worked better only if we had 40 acres to plow. Lots of good food.

 From there I followed a whim and took us off the Interstate to see the Amana colonies. We had last been there in 1988 when we moved back to California from Cincinnati. The Amanas were founded in the 1850s as a utopian community by German Pietists. Today they are somewhat picturesque and a nice site for arts and crafts and shopping. I did get a few good images, but the delay meant that I had to drive like a bat out of hell (was forced, I tell you!) for the rest of the day so we could get to tonight’s stop in decent time.

Tourist attractions aside, these are active farming communities

 North Platte, Nebraska, is apparently connected to William F. (Buffalo Bill) Cody .

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