|The County seat is in Garner. Seems like a nice town. Not enough hobos though.|
Friday, August 8, 2014
As luck would have it we just happened to be visiting Hancock county on the same day as the National Hobo Convention in Britt! The kids got to see real live hobos in their natural habitat. This is education folks!
The Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend Iowa is amazing. It's the largest man made grotto in the world and the work of just a few individuals starting with Father Paul Dobberstein. You don't have to be Catholic (or even religious) to appreciate it.
|The stones that make up the Grotto have been valued at over $4,000,000|
|The kids had no idea what this was, but we all fit in it.|
Posted by Ryber at 11:44 AM
You might be surprised to learn that Humboldt is not the county seat of Humboldt County. It's actually Dakota City whose city limits are right up against Humboldt.
Humboldt is one of those towns where a charismatic leader brought a bunch of people into the middle of nowhere to live a life devoted to chastity, abstinence, and a flavorless mush he called rootmarm. It has a pretty interesting history: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt,_Iowa
|That's Maddy's Finger. I have no idea what Reenie is doing.|