|The garden at Tim and Mimi Kamp's|
|Casey's Almond Patties|
Three of us needed to attend the driver safety training sponsored by the Iowa State Police and RAGBRAI so we stayed behind and ate a little more after the training. When we got back to the support vehicle it wouldn’t start…the battery was dead - so I put my daughters on the task of getting us back up and running and they made it happen finding some great resources for us - Team RADPAN’s (Ride All Day and Party All Night )Team Leader Aaron Gillman who had just arrived from Virginia came to the rescue along with jumper cables supplied by Marty Schubach from Davenport, Iowa. Between the two we were back in business – back to the absolute best host family stay we have ever had. The food, the hospitality the details that were thought through on our behalf was second to none – Tim and Mimi Kamp assisted by our collective granddaughter were the best! Cinnamon rolls, veggie stir fry with shrimp and chicken, my favorite frozen fruit cups with raspberries, pineapple, mandarin oranges – frozen goodness, everything was just perfect . It would be impossible to think about we would do without the kindness, care and hospitality of the people with whom we have come in contact, who have supported us and really sacrificed and given so much on our behalf. To me – that is the story today of RAGBRAI – people helping people, caring about people and sharing themselves with us. The travel across Iowa has been eventful and eating has been satisfying, but the people have been exceptional and really make me glad to be part of this fantastic family vacation – from my family table to yours.