Archive for the ‘Iowa’ Category

Corn Country
October 23, 2009

Iowa was full of corn, corn, corn and windmills. Tyler counted 127 of them near the town of Adair, then had to stop because they were going by faster than he could count. There were at least 20 or 30 in every field. Amazing! I never knew windmills grew in corn fields!

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World’s Largest Truckstop
October 23, 2009

After stopping in Grand Rapids for lunch with Don and Stacy, we had a long drive to make it inside the Iowa border. The kids loved their first day of  RV-school (who doesn’t love the first day?) but after that Amber thought the day was very, very, very long. Our driver just might agree. I let him sleep in this morning, but I was startled awake by the roar of the Diesel right beside us at 4am. After breakfast Scott took the kids inside to see “The World’s Largest Truckstop.” The eight minutes of quiet in the RV were delightful. The best part is that it only took me four minutes to clean it!

That is a full size tractor/trailer inside the store. It was one of three.
That is a full size tractor/trailer inside the store. It was one of three.

My serenity was short lived… Scott and the kids just didn’t want me to miss it.  This truck stop has a museum, barber, dentist, jeweler, and movie theater on site. I even saw some cute shoes and purses! We made it out of there with a couple stuffed animals and a toothbrush.