The quest for Ice Cream and Ronald Reagan’s Boyhood Home

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August 21, 2010 – The quest for Ice Cream

posted Aug 21, 2010 8:02 PM by Athena Pantekoek

    The child hood home of a great actor, but he could not compete with John Wayne so we promoted him to President! In my opinion, the greatest president of the 20th century. The town of Dixon loves Reagan as much as Independence loves Trueman, but Dixon has fewer idols around. It was rather cool to see, but we had a greater quest. Ice Cream!

On our quest, we drove through Iowa for a scenic drive up the Mississippi river where we saw egrets, and millions of Bikers and bikers bars that were stereotypical biker bars in both Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. We found three main industries in these states, Dead corn, Liquor, and churches. Outside of the severe flooding, we do not understand why the farms let all the corn die before harvesting.

We found going to dinner in non chain restaurants to be impossible after 4:30pm on Saturday as the only thing open are bars and night clubs. The churches hold their Sunday services so the mid-westerners can thank God for Saturday nights. People here love their night life, and they start early. The last thing we saw were hundreds of cemeteries, most containing 10 times each towns living population leading us to the conclusion that a lot of people die in these parts. We eventually saw one last store open in Monroe Wisconsin, it sold news papers, and Ice Cream. They did not take checks, debit cards, or credit cards, and said shop lifters will be shot! (I guess people who only carry plastic and did not read the sign before ordering their ice cream might be the reason for the large cemeteries. Cary Cash!!!)

After 200 miles of touring, Sarah and I loved our ice cream. Athena and Holly ordered mint flavor, Poor souls.

Well, I am again completely dead from touring the corn fields.

Have a good evening!