Day #1 of our journey

We made it 370 miles and landed in Muscatine, Iowa traveling through four states (Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa). The first thing I heard upon entering the city was the sound of locust armies—very loud and annoying.

Beautiful day for travel beginning the day at 61 cool degrees. Saw temps rise to 88 degrees later in the day. Breakfast at Cracker Barrel (one of my favorites) in Stevensville, Michigan where the waitress knocked my tall water glass and water and shattered glass hit the floor like a shotgun.

By 2:00 p.m., I felt a bit toasty in stop-and-go traffic on black, fresh asphalt in the middle of a 17-mile construction zone. It might be because I still wore black leathers and long johns for the chilly early morning hours.

Around 3:00 p.m., we crossed over into Iowa—my birth state!  Traveling downtown, we discovered Riverside Park bordering the famous Mississippi River. My sights immediately went to a small marina the edge of the park where houseboats proved most popular.

Dinner; then headed back to the motel. Early to bed since we’re both tired from being out in the sun and wind all day. Good night to all!

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