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The People of Iowa welcome you

Quick break to walk Lucy and refuel the Mini Cooper at Iowa 80, billed as the world’s largest truck stop. On spinning racks here, you can buy an embroidered badge the size of a pizza that reads, 18 WHEELING FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA: IF YOU BOUGHT IT, A TRUCKER BROUGHT IT. Other fine gifts: a glass unicorn; a child’s t-shirt with the Orange Crush logo altered to say “I want my CHRIST”; and more spare truck cab parts than you could possibly imagine.

As I was leaving I overheard the cashier ask a diminuitive woman in all honesty, “And you want to buy a shower, too?”

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2 Responses

  1. Tena Nelson says:

    The people of Iowa welcome you? Why, yes, we do!

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