Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Redneck Anniversary Trip

     My husband and I  just celebrated our 13th anniversary.  We took an overnight trip to a big city to visit an attraction we had been wanting to see for a long time. So, where do rednecks go for anniversary trips?  Here's a hint:
     Yeah, we made the long journey to the big city of Moline, Illinois to check out the headquarters of our favorite brand of tractors.  Now, it was not quite what we expected.  Our first glimpse of their beautiful grounds gave us the first inclination that we weren't in Kansas anymore!
  The pristinely manicured lawns, the fabulous architecture and the absence of mud, overalls, and mucking boots told us that we had reached John Deere heaven.
     As we entered the building, it was absolutely silent.  My husband inhaled and savored the scent of new rubber.  A gleam in his eye told me that I had chosen well.  He was thrilled to tread on this sacred ground. 
    We were free to browse as we wanted.  Each cab was opened and you could sit in them and dream. 
     The view from the driver's seat!
     One half of the room was dedicated to agricultural vehicles, the other to construction vehicles.

My husband had to check out this road grader after seeing how tiny the steering wheel was.
We are thinking about upgrading our family vehicle!
 Reading the information about this particular mower blew my mind. 
 It said that this was the 5 millionth tractor to roll off the assembly line!!! Amazing!!!
Well, I guess we can mark this one off our "bucket" list!
    Honestly, this was one of the nicest places we have ever visited. We are making plans to return with our kids soon.  We love the simple things in life...........but you'll get that in a small town!

1 comment:

  1. that is very interesting. We'd love to visit there too! I laughed about enjoying the scent of new rubber...very true!