Journal entry – 17 July 2015, Fri

Journal entries are just that – the digital copy of my hand-written entries in my journal. If you aren’t interested in the daily details of our adventure, feel free to skip on to the next “regular” post.

Woke up early and started packing to head out. Finishing off the rest of the breakfast foods, topped off the fresh water and oiled the bicycles.

Headed out for WalMart to pick up a few last supplies and then on in to Davenport. Ended up arriving early and pulled into our parking lot as the kids manning it arrived. Hot and miserable!
We ate a piecemeal lunch and tried troubleshooting the fridge which isn’t turning on. No luck. Fortunately, we were already planning on eating everything we can and are basically down to condiments. So we’ll mess with it when we get back.

Walked around campus to find our bike drop-off area, then went and hid in the campus library until time to load our bicycles. Found the student center, just across from our parking lot and decided to walk downtown and explore.

Found the park where everyone was camping and then headed in to the art museum. They have free admission and air conditioning. Nice show, if not huge.

Saw some Frank Lloyd Wright pieces. Didn’t make it up to the top floor, so maybe we will head back next weekend.

Inside an art installation

I expect traffic leaving will be pretty rough – so we may just hang out until some of it clears.

Back on campus we hang out in the student center, reading. Hungry, we finally head back to the RV. There’s no air flow so it’s sweltering. We got quick, cold showers and read a bit before heading to bed. I slept on the window seat while Ashley got the bed, to help spread out body heat.