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Old 10-22-2007, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Looking for any information on Monticello.
I have a friend going to be spending 2 weeks there in December for business and she is wondering what, if anything there is to do and what the weather will be like in December.
She is coming from Florida, so hoping it will not be too cold.
Any info is appreciated.
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Old 10-23-2007, 05:18 AM
 
Location: in the general vicinity of Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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First, she's getting a rental car, right? There's a lot to do in the area, but she will need a car!

The weather -- it's hard to say. For some reason, 1983 always sticks in my mind -- we had high winds and below-zero temperatures for a week or so before Christmas. It made shopping really difficult! Other years, I have been doing chores in shirtsleeves in perfect comfort during the same period. So she should check weather.com or something similar for a 10-day forecast when her visit gets close, and, while it may differ in terms of whether there is precip or not, the temperatures are usually within shouting distance of what they say they will be. Generally speaking, it's usually 30s-40s daytime and 20-ish overnight, but your mileage may easily vary!

I'd definitely recommend a hiatus to Dubuque to the Mississippi River museum and associated complex, plus the fun shops at the base of the elevator (there is an old elevator that got you from town level to residential level up on the bluff back in The Day!) Monticello and Anamosa downtowns are both surprising, with fun shops and some good restaurants. Lots of wineries in the area! I'll see if I can find some sites that list all the fun shops in the area and add it to this post later today. Does she have any particular interests that might help us find things she shouldn't miss?
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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She will have a rental car but will really only have one day to really do any sight seeing the rest of the time will probably be 9-10 hour work days.
I will let her know about Dubuque but mostly she will be just looking for things to do around town for a couple of hours each night.
Thanks for your help.
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:33 AM
 
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She will have a rental car but will really only have one day to really do any sight seeing the rest of the time will probably be 9-10 hour work days.
I will let her know about Dubuque but mostly she will be just looking for things to do around town for a couple of hours each night.
Thanks for your help.
Mike, If she wants to remain close to town and see things...the rural Iowan habitat, I recommend she look at things my parents love to do when they visit from AZ...which is drive 10 miles south to Anamosa and take the trails thru the Wapsi park...beautiful area...then go to Tuckers bar and Grill for probably the est pizza she will ever eat and see people from all walks of live meeting, laugjhing...but always under control.

Theres also the United States Motorcycle museum there now.

I assume she will be staying at our Blue Inn motel...if so, she needs to try the Fried Corn nuggets...an Iowan delicacy!
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