July 19, 2009

Day 35 - John Deere, Caching Along the Mississippi, and a Flat Tire

Today we joined Jenn's aunty Betty, uncle Jon, and cousin Marisa for brunch at the TPC at Deere Run. While enjoying a nice meal, we watched Tom Watson as he tried to win the British Open. We watched him unfortunately bogey the final hole which left him tied and needing to go to a four-hole playoff. We left before the playoff started but later in the day found out he lost to Steward Cink.

We then headed to Moline, IL, and the John Deere Museum. Lots of cool equipment to look at and play on.

Dave on a Sugar Cane Harvester
Jenn on a John Deere Lawn Mower

Afterwards, we headed off to the Mississippi River to do some caching. We took Betty and Marisa along, to show them a little bit of what geocaching's about.

Walking towards the next cache
We didn't do too well, finding three and DNFing two. Our luck got worse when as we were backing up from our parking spot to head home, another driver told us our rear left tire was flat. We all got out and yep, it was flat.

So we called AAA, and within half an hour, the tow truck arrived to change our tire to the spare.
We then took the Prius to Walmart for four new tires. The tires that were previously on the car were getting close to the point of needing to be replaced so we decided to just get them all replaced now, since we still have to drive back to California.

Before dinner, David played with Smudge, the Peebles' friendly cat.

After dinner, we once again headed out for ice cream, this time to Whitey's.

1 comment:

Tammy said...

That's so cool you got to try out John Deere equipment.