Monthly Archives: October 2010

Driving to Yellowstone :)

When I looked at my route, I realized I was going to be traveling fairly close to Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park on my way home, so–even though it meant I had to do it without him, … Continue reading

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Penny’s Diner — North Platte, NE

After my excellent breakfast at Ole’s, I continued upon my westward path down I-80, heading toward my next adventure. You see, I’d realized when I was planning this trip that–if I included The Dutchman’s Store on my route–that my return … Continue reading

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Ole’s Big Game Steakhouse — Paxton, NE

I finally crossed the border of IA/NE … so I can officially check “Nebraska” off my list of Places to See Before I Die! I ultimately crashed for the night in a little town called Paxton, and when I got … Continue reading

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Country Kitchen — Stuart, IA

I was on such a high after leaving The Dutchman’s Store–wandering around, getting great culinary inspiration–I really wanted an excellent meal to inspire me even more. I did NOT find it at my next stop Once I finally managed to … Continue reading

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Moving on :)

It’s true, Dear Reader. Your Fearless Blogger has never been to Nebraska before this trip. I’m really not sure how I managed to miss it for 51 years, especially since I’ve driven in every other state in the continental US … Continue reading

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The Dutchman’s Store — Cantril, IA

I arrived at my destination about mid-morning, and was not surprised to see lots of folks already shopping in The Dutchman’s Store. Yes, gang! My Mecca for this trip was a Mennonite-run general store, specializing in plain and simple goods. … Continue reading

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Village Cup & Cakes — Keosauqua, IA

After a restful evening in the Hotel Manning … without internet, unfortunately (“mine’s working” was their only response, when none of the three wireless devices with me could log onto their network, which was broadcasting that it had a problem) … Continue reading

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Misty’s Malt Shop — Keosauqua IA

As much as I enjoyed talking to my new friend (for nearly four hours), I had a destination in mind for that evening … so I had to get moving I’d made a reservation for myself that night at the … Continue reading

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Anthony’s Pancake House — Lockport, IL

I started out that morning by heading to Lockport, IL … and passed my third thousand miles on my new car I included Lockport in my travels because it’s where a new online friend lives … and–since she was so … Continue reading

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On the road again … leaving Chicago … and heading toward Mecca :)

It’s time to turn South again, but West as well … toward Mecca My time in Chicago was fun, but too short! I ate some of my favorite foods on the planet, and hung out with some of my favorite … Continue reading

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