Monthly Archives: September 2012

Traveling Across Iowa

Our trip across Iowa was wonderful. The weather was perfect and, as always, we explored whatever drew our attention and had no set plans as we crossed the state. We were lucky to drop-in on an old college friend and … Continue reading

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Leaf Peeping in Iowa

“Leaf peepers” are folks who like to travel to view and photograph the beautiful colors of fall foliage. We aren’t specifically looking for it, but we happen to be on the road during the peak viewing period and can’t help … Continue reading

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Our New Little Buddy

We’re really enjoying having our new Smart car with us on the road. Suddenly we have so much flexibility in our daily exploration! Towing turns out to not be so bad on RV gas mileage or on our stress level.

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American Gothic

American Gothic, the famous painting by Grant Wood, depicts a man and woman in front of a real house that still stands is Eldon, Iowa. Eldon is about 125 miles southwest of this amazing barn mural we passed on Highway … Continue reading

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Lambeau Field and the Packers Hall of Fame

On our way to Door County we stopped at legendary Lambeau Field to see the Packers Hall of Fame and have some lunch at Curly’s Pub. The atrium was added in 2001 and includes the Packer Pro Shop, bars and restaurants. … Continue reading

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Harvesting Juniper Berries on Washington Island

Last weekend we revisited Washington Island to participate in an annual juniper harvest event by Death’s Door. We visited the island last month (see post here) and loved it so much we decided to go back. However, this time we … Continue reading

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USA to NYC

We were last in NYC in November 2011 and, although these past 10 months have been fantastic, we’ve missed the city and our friends. So, we left the RV in a safe place, hopped on a plane and spent last … Continue reading

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Fred Smith’s Wisconsin Concrete Park

I had read about Fred Smith’s concrete folk art and knew it was located somewhere in Wisconsin. It was purely by chance when we were driving down State Highway 13 and Finn says, “Look at that!” and I realized we … Continue reading

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