We went on a Road trip
After the long day on Saturday involving college football, some booze, lots of laughing, and a scary basement, it was time to head back to Chicago.
We had the whole day to get back- so we decided to take the scenic route. Our first stop was to eat at Goose Town Cafe in Iowa City. I had the Goose Standard breakfast, sunny side eggs, square sausage, delicious home made hash browns, and some toast. They also had their own jam and hot sauce. Oh my days! It was super yummy. The service was amazing as well. Outside the restaurant was such a nice tree, as well as a very creepy book statue.
The next stop was at the Worlds Largest Truck Stop. It was huge! They had so much stuff inside. So I got 2 magnets and 2 postcards. I love tat.
Onwards from there was Dixon Illinois- the birthplace of Ronald Reagan, and also, a statue of the Berlin Wall. Apparently it has a piece of the Berlin Wall in it. It was dedicated to the birth place of Reagan because of his involvement in the wall coming down. There was also 3 wall murals and a statue called the ‘Wings of Peace and Freedom’ by artist Nick Tanev. See photos below for visual fun!
We stopped at McDonald’s for a final fuel up, then stopped at the gas station for a further fuel up for the car and headed on our way through rural Illinois. The reason for the rural route was the “avoid tolls” button on google maps. Oops! It did provide with beautiful views along the way.
We dropped off the rental car at the airport, grabbed a Lyft car share and listened to some rock music on the way back home. There were plans to make our weekly trivia night, but we arrived late back so didn’t get there. Next week for sure!
I’m off to bed now because I am working tomorrow, while the rest of the gang are off for their half term week.
I had a brilliant weekend and I am happy to share them here. Next week, it’s back in the kitchen- inspired by my adventure!
see you soon