This fun sculpture, God Bless America by J. Seward Johnson, found a home outside the Dubuque (Iowa) Museum of Art. I don’t know this for a fact, but I’m willing to bet it has quickly become one of the most-photographed sites in the area.
Fall color is peaking right now along the Upper Mississippi River. Last week I suggested hiking at Turkey River Mounds south of Guttenberg, Iowa. Another place where you can usually enjoy good color with good views is the 1,400-acre Mines of Spain Recreation Area at Dubuque, Iowa, especially from the Julien Dubuque Monument and the Horseshoe […]
It’s now county fair season all over the Midwest. Yea! Going to a fair is a good excuse to ride a Ferris wheel, eat a funnel cake, and wonder how the heck to judge which pig is more desirable than another before it becomes bacon. County fairs open this week in Dubuque County and Des Moines County […]
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