Sunday, July 26, 2015

Three Days in Iowa

On to Iowa.
We moved to the Moose Lodge in Cedar Rapids. Had a lovely site.
And a nice happy hour both inside the Lodge and outside.
While here we went to the town of Anamosa to see the 
Bob took a lot of pictures and he chose these for the blog.
In our travels that day we ran across the "Bike Across Iowa" event.
We ate our dinner here in the "Colonies"

We left Cedar Rapids and headed for Marshalltown. We parked at the Moose Lodge there but it didn't look like it was still in business. 
We removed the car and drove to Gladstone to see the Matchstick Marvels Museum.
Can you see Bob in the picture above?
Yep, that's how big they are and they are made of 1000's of matchsticks.
He did the Twin Tower's for Ripley's Believe It or Not and it's in New York City.
We even met the man who does the work.
    His first one was a small church for his daughter. 
    Then she wanted him to do Pinocchio but he said it was curvy and couldn't be done. She kept begging him and finally told him Pinocchio was made of wood so he could do it and he did.
      The Capitol building was impressive. It's even got lights inside.

      The Battleship was impressive, too.
    On our way across the state we noticed a lot of the barns had a smaller barn on top.
      Our last night was spent in a Walmart parking lot in Fort Dodge. We went out to dinner, stopped by an Eagles Aarie for a couple of drinks where it was cool. Back at the MH we watched TV and called it a long trip across Iowa.

    1 comment:

    Kevin Lehmann said...

    That's some amazing matchstick work!!! Just read through your last post, funny we are headed for the Fleetwood Service Center there for the same thing.