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1. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

...Following a week's worth of rest at IsaManor, the crew has had their fill of Middle-of-Nowhere and ready to hit the open seas once again. There's only so much corn they are willing to look at all day long. "Not so fast there, Mateys! Those so-called open seas are going to have to wait a day or two. We have another port of call to visit before any real sailing commences. Now hoist that ship and start walkin' - it's only 70 miles to the Mississippi River!" And with that, the crew heads west...

"Aye, here we are in less-than-lovely Dubugue, Iowa. Prepare the sails as we'll be headin' south to Davenport. Yes, that's the real name. No, I didn't just make it up." By the time the crew has actually set the sails, they've reached their destination. "Great job there, mates! Now, secure the ship to the shore and put on those 'walkin shoes' - we have another 55 miles to go. Piece of cake. Well, you'll all get cake once we get there." And with that in mind, the crew begins the journey towards Iowa City. Before they get too far a voice is heard... "Captain, weren't we suppose to go through Maquoketa? How do you pronounce that anyway? Mac-oh-key-ta or Ma-coke-eh-ta? Aren't we there yet? I need to pee!" Finally, the captain replies, "It's Ma-coke-eh-ta and there's a tree right over there. We'll wait but don't dawdle because we all want sweet corn and cake. Not together, but separately. Sweet corn with dinner and cake afterward. Why am I explaining this?!"

While the crew waits and waits and waits, they begin to sing another favorite tune...

Our State Fair is a great state fair
Don't Miss it don't even be late
(our state fair is great)
It's dollars to doughnuts at our state fair
It's the best state fair in the state...

Here's hoping you have a wonderful birthday (August 7th)!! Enjoy it with family, friends, sweet corn, potato salad, grilled chicken and all those other things that make Iowa the (flat but) cool state it is!!! May you get lots of pressies, oodles of loot and wagons of whiskey!!!!!!

...Suddenly Captain Isa realizes that the crew and an equal number of the locals have disappeared into the surrounding cornfields. "Okay, see if I care if you get lost out there! You're going to miss out on cake and fireworks! Hope you took have some repellent! The mosquitoes are the size of vultures!" And with that, Isa wanders off to find another piece of grilled chicken, a cob of sweet corn and a glass of whiskey...

2. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Happy Birthday Katherine!

Hope you have a great day

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5635 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hey Katherine, have a very nice day with loads of presents and booze!

4. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!


Hope you have a great one! :)

5. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Happy Birthday Katherine!

6. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Happy Birthday, Katherine! Don't drink too much of the Cap'n's Rum or you may find the ocean crossing a bit... taxing.

Enjoy your day!

7. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!


hope u have a wonderful time:)

8. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Happy Birthday Katherine, hope you have a great day with lots of presents and buckets full of drink

9. Posted by dr.pepper (Travel Guru 316 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Happy birthday Katherine! Hope you have a great day!


10. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I would have a pint of Smithwicks for you K but l dont particularly like the stuff!!! But the intention is there! Hope you have a fab birthday!