Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Appanoose County

When we visited Appanoose County, and the city of Centerville, it was getting all ready for Ragbrai to come to town. It has a surprisingly robust town square. We stayed at the Honey Creek State Resort at lake Rathbun, Audrey ended up slipping and slicing her chin open and had to get it glued shut at the Centerville hospital (great staff, we were in and out pretty quick)



One of the few pictures of all of us


Centerville painted the town square like monopoly





Monday, July 22, 2019

Wayne County

Wayne Country! Wayne County! Party Time! Excellent!



Bey gonna shut down the Corydon Community Bandstand





Decatur County

Decatur County is one of the few examples in the state where the largest city (Lamoni) isn't the country seat. That distinction goes to Leon. This area of the state was an important part of the Mormon trail, and today is home to a large Amish population which has been moving from the "overpopulated" Cedar Rapids area.

The courthouse is nice. You see these mini-statue of liberties everywhere. Someone made a killing on them


They have this elephant


now you know, and knowing is half the battle

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Winneshiek County

Winneshiek is home to Decorah Iowa, which is a bit of a tourist destination. It's absolutely beautiful with waterfalls, a historic downtown, thriving businesses and a nice college (Luther).



Kids on vacation start off like the one on the right and end up like the one on the left