Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Celebrating Transportation

My older daughter and I are on the way to Lincoln, Nebraska for the Thanksgiving weekend. We stopped at a rest stop for a few moments in central Iowa. Iowa has a theme for every rest stop and we found one that celebrates transportation.

The front walk way is lined with pillars. Here are some examples

A celebration of travel by the use of horses.

Those readers who live far away may be surprised to see boats. However, we must remember that Iowa is bordered on the east by the Mississippi River and on the west by the Missouri River and for much of the 19th century, steamboats were an important means of transportation.

And here's one that has gone around forever.


When entering the building, one walks over the Highway 30 sign.

Highway 30 is Iowa's part of the famous Lincoln Highway.

The interior of the building has decorative blocks highlighting facts of transportation history.

The exterior of the building is outlined with decorative blocks displaying old cars.

The temperature was 70 degrees (26 C). Trust me, this is a great temperature for the Midwest in November. What a treat to walk around outside a bit and find something so interesting.

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