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Camanche lies on the Mississippi River, just a few hours from Chicago. The drive was great – flat and boring! Miles and miles of farm land for long stretches at a time. I was there to visit my friend Audrey’s family… I’ve been threatening to visit for months.

I arrived in the afternoon, took another much needed shower and jumped in the car with Marge and Larry to get a tour of the area. First stop, Nutrition Plus, in Clinton – Ron and Carey own this fantastic health store. I got my chlorophyl supplement, a tour of the store and a peek at all the improvements Ron and sons, Austin and Wade, were making. Smoothie bar with wifi, gym, and batting cages – If I lived in Clinton, I’d be there every day! Next stop, Eagle Point Park. There are gorgeous views of the Mississippi, 5 miles wide, and I got to see the lock where the barges pass. Pretty amazing. Yummy Italian at Rastrelli’s in Clinton.

Next day, Marge made bacon and eggs 🙂 and then I drove out to meet Ron at Clinton Church of Christ to see if I could lend a hand with the garage roof replacement. It was HOT and thunderstorms were in the forecast. The guys started at 6AM, hoping to beat the rains.

While we were working, these lovely ladies were fixin lunch –

After a delicious lunch, I went to Blain’s Farm & Fleet to get an oil change and a new pair of work pants! I literally spent two hours in here (while I waited for my truck) and enjoyed every minute. You can find just about anything at this place. Loved it!

Back to Marge and Larry’s for another fabulous home cooked meal followed by a visit to Natalie and Kent’s beautiful home. Thanks for such a warm welcome and giving me a taste of home.

Thanks Marge and Larry for putting me up! Biscuits and gravy in the morning and then Omaha, Nebraska!

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One Comment

  1. So love that you stopped to stay with my family!!! Wish I could have enjoyed your time there with you. You officially part of the family now! Safe travels. Love ya!!


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