Tag Archives: Iowa

Apple Picking

An overcast sky and mid-forty temps made for a crisp day of apple picking near Mondamin, Iowa.  No tree climbing was allowed so teamwork was necessary.  A dad and uncle support a 10 year old picker, while young cousins catch … Continue reading

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Madison County

Made famous by 1992 novel by Robert James Waller, 1995 movie starring Clint Eastwood  & Meryl Streep, and 2013 Tony Award-winning musical, the “Bridges of Madison County” actually exist.  Madison County, Iowa is southwest of Des Moines. The covered bridges … Continue reading

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Consciousness-Based Education

In the small town of Fairfield, Iowa there is Maharishi University of Management.  Cool, I thought, until I found out it is not a business school. Their website states that, “you study traditional subjects while experiencing inner growth”. There are … Continue reading

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American Gothic Update

We went to Eldon, Iowa to see the original home that Grant Wood used as a background for his famous “American Gothic” painting.   Don’t let the run down appearance of Eldon scare you away, the American Gothic Museum is … Continue reading

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High Trestle Trail

A 10′ wide concrete ribbon winds its way through central Iowa for over 25 miles.  What once was a Union Pacific railroad has been converted to the nicest bike trail I’ve ever seen. Beginning in Ankeny, Iowa the High Trestle … Continue reading

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