On Google Earth, the HWH shop appears to be in a corn field in the middle of nowhere Iowa (ok the corn is not yet planted on the Google Earth picture, but believe me it sprouted up all around that shop). If you look past the corn though there is cool stuff tucked away all around so while our leveling system was put in a freezer for the winter simulation required to get it to “break,” we took the Prius on a road trip. First stop, the Truck Museum at the Iowa 80 Truck Stop which we arrived too late to visit on Sunday. The museum is free and full of restored and soon to be restored vintage trucks. Even I enjoy it though I will have to admit that I spend a lot of time playing with my camera trying to learn more photographer stuff than I do admiring the cylinder heads and suspensions.
After Storm has his fill of trucks, it is time to let him peruse tractors. The John Deere Tractor Pavilion in nearby downtown Moline, Illinois seems to be just that he needs. A short 20 minute drive up the interstate and across the Mississippi has Storm behind the wheel of a giant combine studying the controls in hopes he can get her started up!
A special thanks to my Rex Wellness friends who chipped in for a going away gift for me. I used it to purchase a hot new camera lens that allows me to take photos in low light without a flash. Still trying to learn how to get good at it, but I used that new lens to practice on this museum excursion. Miss you guys and THANK YOU!