MAY 17TH, FRIDAY
We had a whoe day to kill and Clinton, Iowa, is just the place to do it.
I drove over to Wal-Mart and bought the new George Strait album, "Love Is Everything" and the NOW "Country Party" album, kicking off with "Red Solo Cup" and going from there. This is an album, well CD, that you want for any and all parties. Great fun music.
When I got back, the guy on the Goldwing Motorcycle with the little mini trailer was out by it so I talked to him, thinking he might be taking a trip on the Old Lincoln Highway. He wasn't. He lived in a small town about 12 miles from Tupelo, Mississippi, (Elvis' home) and was here to see a friend participate in a drag race in Illinois.
We had a gas gouge and the price in Iowa jumped from $3.80 to $3.92, the GRBs!!!
Drove over to J&D Steakhouse just north of downtown. One thing I don't like about Clinton is it takes a real long time to drive north-south. You just drive and drive and drive.
The owner was there as usual and cooking up food. When we told him that we were in Clinton because of the Lincoln Highway, he told us the story of some customers who came in a few months earlier based on a recommendation in the Lincoln Highway Companion book by Brian Butko. I told him that I was the one who had written the recommendation and review. (Still didn't get anything free, though, but a hearty thanks.)
Good Eatin' Coming Up. --RoadDog