Iowa

Exploring the Famous Covered Bridges of Madison County Iowa
Exploring the Famous Covered Bridges of Madison County Iowa

Exploring the Famous Covered Bridges of Madison County Iowa

The covered bridges of Madison County have been a feature of the central Iowa landscape, as natural as fields of corn and grazing cattle, long before Robert James Waller wrote a book about them, long before Meryl Streep and Clint…

What to Love About this Boutique Hotel in Greenfield, Iowa
What to Love About this Boutique Hotel in Greenfield, Iowa

What to Love About this Boutique Hotel in Greenfield, Iowa

Who remembers the fun early 1970s movie “Cold Turkey” starring Dick Van Dyke and Tom Poston. It was Norman Lear’s very first film ever and it was shot almost entirely on location in the little town of Greenfield, Iowa. I was…

Villisca Iowa Ax Murder House – Creepy Any Time of the Year
Villisca Iowa Ax Murder House – Creepy Any Time of the Year

Villisca Iowa Ax Murder House – Creepy Any Time of the Year

For those who like creepy, crawly, scary ghost stories, Villisca Iowa may already be on your radar. It was here on June 10, 1912, that a horrible, violent crime occurred that, more than 100 years later, has not been solved.…

Dubuque Iowa ̶ An Unexpected Pleasure on the Mississippi River
Dubuque Iowa    ̶    An Unexpected Pleasure on the Mississippi River

Dubuque Iowa ̶ An Unexpected Pleasure on the Mississippi River

Dubuque, Iowa is a surprisingly interesting little town on the banks of the Mississippi River with plenty of fun restaurants, public art and interesting architecture. I last explored Dubuque as part of a girlfriends’ getaway bringing together gal pals from…