I get to Iowa a lot. As a girl that writes about antique tractors, farm toys and memorabilia, this State is one of the best places to find all of the above. When I travel though I love to see the sights, museums and whenever there is water, if I can wrangle it, I will find a way to get on it. On my recent hosted trip to the Quad Cities, Jessica Waytenick made this happen by signing my daughter Allie and I up for a ride on the Channel Cat Water Taxi.
After a busy day of touring, I want a good and healthy meal and on our hosted trip to the Quad Cities, my daughter Allie and I got that at Thunder Bay Grille in Davenport, Iowa. With three locations, Davenport, Rockford and Pewaukee this is not a big chain restaurant, but a regional one offering a great gathering place for business or pleasure. Executive Chef Greg Sanders chooses regional sourced entrees and hand crafted dishes. Serving certified angus beef, the quality is in the taste.
Isabel Bloom sculptures have a recognizable look and a happy uplifting quality. A tour of her studio showroom and tour center made me realize how many hands touch these pieces before a sculpture is complete. All sculptures are made in Davenport, Iowa and visitors can schedule a tour and see the behind the scenes work that goes into her art. The company takes pride in the fact that all their work is Made in America.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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