Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Quad Cities

Aside: For those of you who are wondering (Mom), the Quad cities consist of Moline, East Moline, and Rock Island, IL, as well as Davenport, IA.

I have a few hours of downtime this morning before I prepare for the rest of the day of interviewing and traveling, so I thought I would take the time now to post a few photos of my trip so far. This will probably be the last post I will be able to make for about 10 days (midterms begin Saturday morning), so I am not sure if you will hear the end of the story for a while.

Anyways, I got put up in a pretty sweet hotel for the night in what they called a "mini suite". When I got to the front desk to check in, I asked if I was the only one staying in the room, and they kind of laughed at me. I understand why now (only 1 king-sized bed), but I am not sure I have EVER been at a hotel by myself. And (don't tell Kara this, she might think I want to travel alone my whole life) I kind of enjoy the space of being in a hotel alone.

My Mini-Suite "Living Room"

Fit for a King
Oh, and just in case you are wondering, yes that is a Sleep Number remote on the bed. And just to satisfy your curiosity, after careful testing, I think my sleep number is 50 +/- 5.
John Deere Pavilion
There was also this awesome Pavilion literally right across the street from the hotel. It had HUGE tractors outside and a ton of stuff on the inside as well. After posting, I am going to check it out (it is free, and it basically looks like a museum). Pretty pumped.
Nothing says "Midwest" quite like a water tower
The Mississippi (Island in the Middle)
Iowa is just across the way. Hoping everything today goes well. I will "keep you posted".


  1. How did you know that I didn't know what the quad cities are??? I'd venture to guess most of America doesn't know... Anyway, they are taking pretty good care of you, putting you up in a fancy, schmancy place like that! Don't get used to it...back to college life tonight!

    Hope all goes well for you! Enjoy your stay in the Quad Cities!!!

  2. That is a bed for royalty!...enjoy not sharing the bed while you can... ;) Thanks for sharing and we hope it went great!

  3. Enjoy your trip - see you next weekend!