I found these historical photos of the Rath Packing Company on the Library of Congress website and took the others a few months ago.
This year was my first time visiting the Iowa State Fair. It is a longstanding tradition and I was happy to be invited to Des Moines with friends. I didn’t have much money (I bummed the $11 admittance fee, was offered a few “extreme fries” and free honey lemonade from my friends and coughed up […]
A beacon used to guide vessels traversing Lake Michigan (with a blinking red light and fog horn) This was one of the places I couldn’t wait to visit and it was a popular destination that rainy noon but it was worth the wait!
Colonial Michilimackinacis a 1770s-era fort and fur trading village and ongoing archaeological dig. The village boasts 13 authentically reconstructed buildings, interactive displays, open hearth cooking, crafts, and cannon and musket firings. I loved walking around, it felt like being transported back in time! It’s only moments away from our next stop, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse!
Waterloo was originally known as Prairie Rapids Crossing. The town was established near two Meskwaki American tribal seasonal camps alongside the Cedar River. It was first settled in 1845 when George and Mary Melrose Hanna and their children arrived on the east bank of the Red Cedar River (now just called the Cedar River) DOWNTOWN […]
This entry is mostly about human nature. How we try to build over and overpower nature and how she fights back and overgrows us. Nature is a powerful idea we cannot block out completely even when we humans try to live outside of it because nature always has a way of creeping back… I mean […]
What are MODERNITY TALES? They are short stories to tell your little ones that dabble in our modern morality, culture and society. These include re-writes and remixes of old Fae stories, tall tales, urban legends and the like with a contemporary twist! Snuggle in and be brave it is a strange new world! Excerpts from […]
I am not really that into the 80s. I was born in them (1986) and remember a few choice items, phrases, fads and facts from them but things remain pretty blurry. I figured since I like to make lists anyway I would start with something some people usually have an opinion on. If you love […]
Do we like the same singers/bands? Feel free to add any other awesome music to check out. I will post some links to videos based on the response! I am working on material for a short project about music history so feel free to include music of all decades/genres I will add more polls/posts as […]