Monday, August 1, 2011

Truck Stop USA

You might have missed USA Today's list of "10 great places to motor into a truck stop".  Well.  The second truck stop they list is in Walcott, Iowa.  Have you seen that thing? World's largest!  You can see it right off I-80 between here and Davenport.  Been past it many a time.  Never had the guts to go in.  How do you explain to your friend that you got lost in a truck stop?  "Come get me, I'm over by the Dog Wash."  I'm not kidding, you even can get your pet cleaned and shined. There are a lot of truckers in Iowa.  In the Bureau of labor statistic report "States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation (truckers)", Iowa comes in third. Truck stops are so au courant that the Travel Channel's going to have a show set entirely in the Midway Travel Plaza near Columbia, Missouri.  Midway has cow patty bingo.  And lawn mower races.  It's all about the activities, man.  Who can compete with that?

Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics
USA Today article
I-80 Truck Stop, Walcott

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a brilliant sense of humor you have. I wonder where the Truck Stop Boondocks USA fits into all this.