Thursday, May 23rd Davenport day! When looking at the ten day forecast, it appeared that every day the following week would have a decent chance of rain. This was the only clear day forecast, so Mom and I jumped on the opportunity. Davenport is situated right on the Mississippi River. It is the largest component of the interstate region known as the Quad Cities, which also includes Bettendorf, IA; Rock Island, IL; and Moline, IL. It was perhaps poor timing to be visiting Davenport as they were still experiencing significant flooding. On April 30th, a flood barrier was breached leaving the area closest to the river deeply inundated. (Photo from CNN in THIS ARTICLE) Thankfully, Mom and I would have a capable guide to help us on our way. Meet Dale. Known around these parts as @Daleah Dale contacted me about my visit to Davenport well over a year ago. When I finally nailed down the date of our arrival, he graciously took a day off work and spent the day escorting us around the city. But that was just the least of what he did… This journey has afforded me with such a cornucopia of experiences, sometimes its hard to think something different can happen. But I should know by now to never be surprised. The new experience for this day would be doing my first TV interview. Dale’s son, Owen, is an editor for the morning news at the station which is both the CBS and FOX affiliate for the Quad Cities area. It must have been a pretty slow news day, as they decided that our humble story was worthy of being featured. We started out with a tour of the station which was fascinating. I had to ask if we could sit at the news desk, of course. Honestly, I think Mom and I could carry a newscast fairly competently. I’ll take the news, you can do weather and sports. Winning the war against helmet-hair: You think you had a hard time with helmet-hair?!