Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Kellogg IA to Moscow IA, Quick Repairs At HWH, A Nice County Park

Davenport, IA.

75 deg. clear, no wind.

Forecast = Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High around 90. North wind around 5 mph shifting to the east in the afternoon. Heat index readings to 99.

Because we had to be in Moscow Iowa by 11:00, we left the CG in Kellogg at about 8:30. On the way out, Jim decided that I needed a drink of Diesel so we stopped at the gas station where you register for the CG. Come to find out, this was a good deal because the diesel was about 10 cents a gallon cheaper there than we saw any place else. ; )

After getting my drink, we got back on I-80 and continued East. There was some construction in the Iowa City area, but the traffic moved through the area without any back-ups. By 10:20 we were pulling into the HWH factory. (We had traveled 92 miles and got fuel in 1 hour and 50 minutes). Yes, we were 40 minutes early but when Jim went into the office to tell them that we had arrived, the lady told him to pull me right into bay #2.

In just a few minutes, there were 2 technicians working on me and even with a 1/2 hour for a lunch break, everything was repaired by 1:30.  Actually things wouldn't have gone that fast if it had actually been my right rear hydraulic jack leaking, but when it was checked, the technician found out that it was only a pressure switch that was leaking and could easily be replaced. The other problem I had was that my air bags would not dump prior to leveling, but that turned out to be just a blown fuse.  : )

Once I was backed out of the bay and CLT was hooked to the back of me, Linda and Jim started thinking about where we were going to spend the night. Jim grabbed the phone and called the West Lake Park just West of Davenport to make sure they could accommodate me. The friendly lady that he talked to assured him that they could accommodate a 45' MH and that there was 50 Amp electric, water and sewer at many sites.

So, off we went, continuing East on I-80 until we came to I-280 which runs South from 80. After following 280 for a few miles, (some of it under construction), we came to US 61 where we tuned West for a short distance and then took a local road North for another short distance, here to the park.

It was 2:05 when we pulled into the CG so it took us about another 45 minutes to travel the 31 miles over here.

This is a nice park with lots of shade, nice big level sites, paved roads, cement patios and picnic tables at every site. And the price is right. With Jim's "Old Fogey" discount it's less that $20 a night. ; )  If you do have a larger RV, you need to be aware of some low branches hanging down over some of the sites though.

Jim and Linda decided that we would stay here for 2 nights so we'll be here until tomorrow.

For dinner last night, Jim got out the grill and cooked a nice big juicy steak while Linda prepared some kohlrabi on my stove and made some garlic bread. That along with some melon made for a very nice meal. ; )

I don't think there's much planned for today. It'll be nice just kicking back and not having to do anything.

Did you know that Iowa is the only state name that starts with two vowels?


  1. Watch out for those Iowa folks: Individuals Out Wandering Aimlessly! :)

  2. Good to see it was a quick repair.

    Stay Safe

  3. Don't want to jinx ya, but it seems like things are going smoother! Safe travels :)

  4. How was West Lake? You have been wandering around our old stomping grounds. Denny was born in Cedar Rapids and I was born in Davenport Iowa. We used to frequent a restaurant at the exit you got off for Moscow. Glad things are going well Emry. Give our best to Jim and Linda.
    Denny and Char


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