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Meredith & Tom's Trip to California
Day 2: Cleveland to Moline (IL)
Distance: 489 miles
The day started at Geiger's in Lakewood, OH, getting a luggage rack to
create more space for our (mostly my) nest in the backseat. We're getting
dangerously close to Grizwald status...The rest of the day was spent with straight
driving reaching Moline, IL by about 7pm. We were excited to gain an extra hour.
By far the highlight of the day was dinner at The Lodge in
Bettendorf, IA, just miles from our hotel. We sat amongst dead, stuffed animal
heads nailed to the wall and were serenaded by a pianist with "Stairway to Heaven".
Let us not forget our brief stop in Gary, IN though...talk about the "hood". The
clerk inside the gas station was behind bullet proof glass and there was a nice rat
trap in the bathroom. Inside of walking Ham we both agreed he'd make it another 30
miles! We're happy to have an easy day tomorrow - visiting three different sets of
friends and family...