Several years ago, we took a drive along the Lincoln Highway in Iowa from Clinton to Council Bluffs, but didn't see the half of it compared to what we saw this time.
We went on the Iowa Lincoln Highway Association's River to River Tour from Thursday to yesterday. Along the way, visited three wineries and acquired five bottles of wine. One of them is at the old auto dealership with the architecturally interesting canopies in Carroll. Glad to see they are keeping the structure,but finding a new use for it.
Sad to see Belle Plaine's Lincoln Cafe is closed because of a murder. Hopefully, they will get that all sorted out and reopen.
We got to go into the Page Hotel, now apartments, in Mechanicsville, where Anne Ramsey stayed while becoming the first woman to cross the US by automobile. They had the ledger and we saw her name. Now, that's touching history.
We spent nights at Missouri Valley, Ames, Cedar Rapids, and last night in Clinton.
Today, we leave for home along Illinois' Lincoln Highway until we get to Dekalb, where we then drive home by way of Huntley and Woodstock.
In about ten days we leave for a trip across Missouri on Route 66 on another motor tour.
Love the Road, But Always Good to Get Home. --RoadDog
Another Thomas Chambers Marine Painting-- Part 5:
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