Clear Lake, Iowa

Latitude, Longitude
43.148000, -93.349762


This was just down the street from the truck stop where I parked for the night.

Credit Card Laundry

Latitude, Longitude
32.396122 -88.582467

Credit card laundry
Meridian, Mississippi

I do almost all my laundry at truck stops. Most of the larger chain truck stops have laundry rooms and many of the smaller, independent truck stops do, too. Travel Centers of America or TA™ have laundry rooms equiped with credit card readers. Very convenient.  This particular system has one card reader that is connected magically* to all the washers and dryers in the room.  Swipe your card and select the washer (or dryer) you want to use.  The price is the same whether you use coins or credit.

*Sufficiently advanced technology.

Places I’d Like to Visit

In no particular order:

The Moon
Mars
Antarctica
Alaska
Sequoia National Forest
The natural arches in Utah
Monument Valley
The Grand Canyon – visited in 2005
A pure sand desert
The Serengeti
The Himalayas
Hawaii
Panama Canal
The Andes
The Aleutians
The Galapagos
Australian outback
The Great Barrier Reef
Swiss Alps
Scandinavian fjords
Suez canal
Sahara Desert
Kalajari Desert
La Brea Tar Pits
New Guinea
New Zealand
Japan
Great Wall of China
Mojave Desert
Amazon River
Congo River
Nile River
Sail out of sight of land in a sailboat
Jungles of Brazil, Africa
Yellowstone National Park
Cape of Good Hope
Strait of Magellan