Today was a perfect day to travel. It was overcast most of the day but dry, and the Saturday traffic was light.
In the morning I stopped in West Branch, Iowa to visit the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, just off I-80. The Visitor’s Center exhibit summarizes the life of President Hoover succinctly and well, using artifacts, video and audio. Outside the Visitor’s Center, there is a path to several buildings associated with Herbert Hoover’s early days, including his 2-room birthplace cottage, next to his father’s blacksmith shop. I didn’t get a chance to visit the adjacent Presidential Library and Museum, or his grave site. But what I did see was impressive and charming. If you are in the area, I highly recommend it!
A few hours later, I had lunch among the wind turbines at Emma Jean’s in Walnut, Iowa. The catfish sandwich was just what I needed and the peach cobbler was great!
Merry Christmas, all!