July 6, 2008

Quad Cities

We've been in Quad Cities for about a week now in preparation for the John Deer Classic PGA Tournament. Quad Cities is located on the boarder of Illinois and Iowa along the Mississippi River. Despite being called the Quad Cities, there are actually five cities that the nickname refers to: Davenport, Iowa; Moline, Illinois; Rock Island, Illinois; Bettendorf, Iowa and East Moline, Illinois. The picture on the left is of downtown Davenport. The Quad Cities is home to the World Headquarters of John Deer and the Rock Island Arsenal where they still produce ordinance and weapons components for the US Army.
There was a lot going on this past weekend with 4th of July Festivities all over the area. I went to one in Bettendorf that included a Kiss Tribute Band with an Elvis impersonator on lead vocals. A great tribute band once you get over the initial shock of seeing Elvis sing with Kiss.