We started our trip off with a visit to the Quad Cities to see the John Deere Pavilion. Alas, N2 are not old enough for the factory tour but I think the pavilion was just perfect for them! The John Deere Pavilion is free, air conditioned and very cool! You walk in and there are tractors and other John Deere equipment all over filling the place. The smile on Noah's face when he climbed on his first tractor was just priceless! Natalie was quite happy as well.
Did you know that it takes 2 people to steer this one little tractor?
We ate a Bennigans! Alas, they no longer serve Death by Chocolates. What a shame! We went to the Davenport fireworks which are shot off over the Mississippi River. We had front row seats. It was so HOT even at 9 pm! But the fireworks show was very nice. We had to deal with lots of traffic leaving and didn't get back to the hotel until 11! End of day 1.
Edited to add a comment by Noah. Noah said while the fireworks were going on that fireworks make the sky messy and he doesn't like it messy. But he liked fireworks other than making the sky messy!