Saturday, August 21, 2010

Crazy Daisy Tour Day 36: Columbus, NE to Knoxville, IO

When we stop at the smart center in LaVista, NE (a suburb of Omaha) we realize that one of our sidelights is not working (above). We wanted to get an oil change after all the kilometres we've covered on tour. A friendly salesperson directed us to the service centre at the back of the dealership to get both of these problems looked after. Evidently, our timing was bad. We were told that ALL of the service folks were just about to go for lunch. No worries. We'll take our money elsewhere.
At lunch time we stop at Our Daily Bread in Griswold, Iowa (below). This historic building is just as lovely inside as out. This family run business is a bakery and cafe. We order the pizza of the day with side salad and grilled salmon with rice and salad. Two large mugs of tea and a luscious lemon cake to share round out the meal, $24 including tax and tip. We can't resist buying a loaf of banana bread for the road, $2.49.
By evening it's raining, we're road weary and hadn't booked a room. All things considered we were happy to find the Red Carpet Inn in Knoxville, home of the Sprint car equivalent of the Super Bowl - the Knoxville Nationals.

Daily distance: 449 km Fuel cost: $11

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