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COLLEGE ROAD TRIP – PART III

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HERE WE ARE IN EAST CENTRAL IOWA. We are taking a good look at the corn and beans on the farm.

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Granddaughter examines the soy beans up close. Leaves, pods what is going on?

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In Ames, Iowa we spend part of the morning at Reiman Gardens. Thanks so much to the cousins who give us a private tour. (Watch for an upcoming post featuring this wonderful place.)

Then on to Iowa State University, also in Ames.
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This is my beloved Union where I spent many hours in my college days working, studying, playing cards and other types of mischief. Under construction, of course. Improvements everywhere, but the college prospect thought the place looked old. Wonder why?

On to Omaha and Creighton University
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Above is a picture of the large arena near our hotel in downtown Omaha, very impressive.

The brick buildings at Creighton were very beautiful. But time to head home, driving all across Iowa to spend some short but quality time in Galena, Illinois, a favorite place. My first time to drive from the Missouri River to the Mississippi River in one day. The next day driving home to Michigan. We thought of Jerry every day and stopped at the lovely country cemetery where we said another good-bye and thanked him again for all he had taught all three of us about midwest road tripping.

College Road Trip – Part I

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MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY, MILWAUKEE, WI

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Food Market in the Historic Third Ward
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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AT MADISON

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Food trucks outside the library

Food trucks outside the library

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Memorial Union terrace on the lake

Memorial Union terrace on the lake

The college prospect enjoying the campus book store

The college prospect enjoying the campus book store

Best cheese curds, ever!

Best cheese curds, ever!

Somehow I lost the best lake shots this a.m. I’ll hope to have them up in the next post. Campus and Capital area located between two lakes. Shots of Lake Mendota coming in Part II.

Apologies for errors this morning. I’m not use to posting on the run. Oh, we are having fun!