Day 3 – arrival #1

I’m here! Almost! I made it to my old College town – Grinnell, IA, where there are about a hundred new buildings, but many familiar faces and, of course, the train tracks that split the small campus in two.

I stayed in a dorm room for the first time since college. Behold:

Luxury, no? I had two whole extra long twin beds to pick from! And my very own fluorescent ceiling light!

The safety precautions booklet in the room include (thankfully), information on railroad accidents. How not to get in one, what to do if there is one.

Before I got here, I wandered around Iowa City for a while. Prarie Lights bookstore, great vegan and veg Indian food, cute hipsters, and loads of bikes! Outside of the earthy crunchy food co-op was a free public bike repair stand. It even had free tools attached! My little heart almost burst at the sight!

No fabric stores to speak of, though. At the bookstore, I eavesdropped on a professor seated nearby having student conferences about his poetry class. It was very deep and my iced tea was delicious. I gathered these people were participating in a week long summer thing as part if the Iowa Writers Workshop.

Grinnell now has a fabric shop that was cute and had a nice person working there, so that was a nice improvement!

I picked the XL twin on the left, slept, and boarded a bus early this AM to my real destination – Sioux City.

Tonight in a tent, and tomorrow starts the ride! I’ll be on constant lookout for bike-related crafts. Surely among all these people there’ll be something!

Location:Boomer,United States

Posted by robyn on July 24th, 2010 under Uncategorized

4 Responses to “Day 3 – arrival #1”

  1. Jabba Says:

    Good luck on your start tomorrow!
    That emergency procedures book is super intense!!
    My home town never had a fabric shop and they STILL don’t!
    .-= Jabba´s last blog ..Book Review 2 =-.

  2. Linzee Says:

    Sorry you missed our lovely little fabric/yarn store, Home Ec. Across the street from the Hamburg Inn, if you remember that.

    Hope you enjoyed RAGBRAI!

  3. robyn Says:

    Hi Linzee,

    Oh no, I totally missed your shop! I tried to find (and photograph) all the tucked away quilt, fabric, and yarn stores along the way, but must have missed yours. Hope you had fun with all the bikers showing up in your town. Not sure if they’re such a fabric-buying crowd, but there have to be at least a few of us in the bunch! -Robyn

  4. robyn Says:

    Oh, oops, I just realized your store is in Iowa City. I’m getting my Iowa stops confused and figured you were talking about Sioux City. Duh. So nevermind about the bikers descending on the town. I will definitely look for your store next time I’m out that way! When did you open? – Robyn

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