WALCOTT, IA.---I don't know why I'm excited about trucks all of a sudden.
Tis' the season to get riggy.
I've always liked the sweaty sensory overload of a big truck stop; a place where you could pick up Merle Haggard CDs (and 8-tracks), Louis L'Amour paperbacks and a case of the cooties. You could throw on Brut from a cologne dispenser in the bathroom and buy a matching green gallon of Mountain Dew.
Earlier this month I visited the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, about 11 miles west of the Quad Cities and adjacent to the World's Largest (and cleanest) Truck Stop.
The truck stop covers nearly 200 acres with parking for 800 semis. The truck stop includes a 300-seat restaurant, 80-seat movie theater and 24 private showers. As much as I love truck stops, I have never taken a shower in a truck stop.
The museum has more than 100 trucks of all shapes and sizes in this museum. I spent two hours there........