Friday, July 31, 2009

Greetings from Marshaltown, Iowa

Yes, folks, Cliff and I drove over two hundred miles to see a tractor show that features Oliver tractors. It isn't even that big a show, and at first Cliff was somewhat disappointed. Then we happened on a man who has a wonderfully restored Oliver 1955 tractor who gave Cliff so many tips he can't remember them all. Tomorrow we're going to hunt him up again, and Cliff is going to write down some stuff so he'll be able to make use of all this guy's knowledge.

The driving time didn't seem so bad; I found a book written in 1979 to read aloud as we traveled. The hero of the story is a burglar named Bernie Rhodenbarr, and it's actually a pretty witty, interesting tale.

I figured the tractor show would have all the motels in town to be full. No problem, given the size of the show. However, many of the motels are booked up because of some stupid Nascar race that takes place tomorrow (sorry, Rachel).

It's a pretty nice little getaway from the garden and the peaches, even though we had to come in the car because our motorcycle is still in the shop.


Paula said...

Have fun and a safe trip home.

Muhd Imran said...

Enjoy your trip!

Kathy said...

I love a nice little getaway!

Sonya said...

I had forgotten you said you were going by car. I was thinking how in the heck did she read that aloud on the motor bike. ha.

Glad you are having a good trip even though the show was not what you wanted. Always fun to get away a bit. Gives you some renewed energy and stirs the mind to ponder new things. Be safe.

Faye said...

My first thought was the same as Sonya. ANY type of road trip would be welcomed by me. You are truly blessed.

Lefty said...

Lots&Lots of Benie Rhodenbar books,author was quite prolific.Mant libraries have quite a few on hand :)