My back September 20, Miles – 15

My back is aching. I cant get comfortable in my seat. Its actually been stiff and hurting for a few days but this is bad. Its twitchy.

It’s nothing new I’ve had this since I was 20. When I strain it it sometimes spasms and when that happens it’s all over.

I stop in the town of Muscatine Iowa for some food. I hobble down main street too tight to stand up straight. I pass a chiropractor office. Well there’s a sign. I go in ‘Hi I’m Dave. I built…Do you take walk ins?

I explain to the young doctor(?) My problem and he goes to work. He stretches me really far and massaged a couple of places then smashes me down on the table a couple of times.

I’m done. I check into the only hotel downtown. The Merril. A brand new fancy business hotel. A get a good rate and a river view. Still it’s too fancy for this trip. All I need is a place to rest.

I lay on the bed the rest of the day icing down my back. I begin too think I cant finish this.

 

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I’m doing my morning business at 7:30 am and six guys show up with beer
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3rd shift workers at a nearby Nestles plant. Good guys just having after work fun.

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The spillway above Muscutine
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I went through the spillway. First time. The lock was getting maintenance and the water was high. The downriver side after going through.
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Muscutine Iowa The docks, the park, the railroad, the road and then mainstreet

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