Gotta keep the van maintained somehow….
Greetings! There was a little good news today. I had an interview for a job working with auto parts. It would be part time (easily to become full time, if desired). There will be a background check and then hopefully an offer. With a 100% clean criminal record, there’s no sweat there. An employee discount on car parts is a nice little perk, too… Oh, how I could have used that last year!
Since the free time may disappear to some degree in the coming days, a little three day trip seemed like a good idea. I plan to take off on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and come back on Monday… (unless work calls and I need to shorten the excursion). The destinations will be close to home in Buchanan and Black Hawk counties in Iowa.
On the agenda for the upcoming weekend is biking all three days with plenty of pictures. This will include a bike ride along Amish Boulevard (a paved road with an extra wide shoulder to accommodate horse and buggy travel). This artery connects many Amish farms and stores.
Fontana campground – a treasure of Buchanan County will be the perfect place to camp, fish, bike, and hike for a day. It should be a blast! It is next to an old mill and dam as well as a scenic old bridge.
Later in the weekend, I’m going to check out the extensive bike trails in Waterloo and Cedar Falls, Iowa. Two days are required to do the trail system justice.
There will be an extra post with some info and tips on making some kick-ass burgers. Dad and I recently attended a 3 hour grilling class and picked up some simple but easy ways to make better hamburgers. It will be fun to try out the new ideas on Friday.
There are some cool restaurants to try along the way including a five star diner in a very old section of town in Waterloo. It sounds awesome!
Things will be busy the next 24 hours getting the van cleaned out and packed for a little “stay-cation” (a getaway in close proximity to home). Hopefully the posts will start going up on Saturday or so. It’s going to be a fun time.
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Take care and have a spectacular weekend! Make it a great one!
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