Thursday, August 19, 2021
Wednesday, July 07, 2021
A couple weeks ago, I went to a road meet in Quad Cities (Davenport, Moline, Rock Island, Bettendorf).
This was my first "official" road trip since Covid-19. To say I needed it, would be an understatement: staying home except for groceries of the doctor gets old.
Going up, I basically took I-49, I-29, I-80, US 59 and US 6. Day 1 was to Avoca, Iowa where I found an old Sinclair station in Oakland.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Sunday, May 02, 2021
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Nearly two years ago, I spent the night at a little "hole in the wall" motel near Hazen, Arkansas (Travel Inn?). It was not a very good place: the air conditioning barely worked and the place was overall rather run down. I left a review spelling out the problems and today received a response Thank you for enlightening the issues you faced while your stay with us the upgradation is been made. Hope we soon. WTF was that?
I've always favored the "independent" (aka Mom & Pop) motels because they are often cheaper than the chains. But I'm running out of luck trying to find something that's not on its last legs &/or caters to the fly by night crowd.
I guess I'll have to bite the bullet and spend a little more. Either that, or find a KOA and sleep in the back of the van.
Monday, January 11, 2021
BUT US 471 never existed. There's IOWA 471 (a former alignment of US 71) and there was an ARKANSAS 471 for a few years, which became 71B (long story), but never US 471 (except for one Exit sign that posted it wrong in the late 1980's/early 1990's), so why not?
It's not full size, but only 12x12. I could have ordered 16x16 or 24x24, but that would have cost me $150+. This mini sign only cost me around $30 with shipping. If I keep ordering large signs, I'm going to start running out of wall space to hang them.