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September 18, 2012

Checkin' one off the list!


I have been past here at least a hand full of times but never stopped - this trip my dream became a reality!

This place was huge and amazing - they had anything and everything you could think of - there was a dentist, a chiropractor, a Verizon dealer, dolphin t-shirts, trucker boots, knick knacks, it was multi-level - they had at least 2 full size semis inside this wonderful redneck mall!  They had underwear and socks!  They of course had a whole section devoted to truck parts - all the chrome you could imagine, seats, a wall of lighting for your truck - the oldest compared it to Build A Bear - "look Mom it's a Build A Truck"!

We of course ate breakfast here - this is a man who would walk into a Starbucks and ask for the closest thing to truck stop coffee they got so was in heaven with 100% truckstop coffee by just ordering "a cup of coffee" and they even had a breakfast on the menu call 'the usual' - so he could walk in, sit down and say to the waitress "I'll have a cup of coffee and the usual" - ingenious absolutely ingenious!

Posing in a semi inside!

and there was no way I wasn't going to do the same!

I am not kidding in the least when I say I can officially cross this off my 'to do' list because yes folks it was definitely on there!

and don't worry if you can't make it there yourself - you can shop on-line people - I am crossing people off my Christmas shopping list right and left now that I found this site!

And to think this was just the beginning of the fun on our weekend get-away-Manning Iowa here we come!


  1. Chris looks like he was in Heaven!! Guess I have something else to put on my Must Visit list!!

  2. Just so happens this truckstop is in my neck of the woods! Glad your your family enjoyed your visit! Over the weekend I met a couple from AZ who also enjoyed a visit there! Who'd a thought... a tourist attraction so close by!