Category Archives: Courthouses

One Day in May, I made a mistake

I planned out this epic little trek through eastern Iowa. And somewhere in the middle I messed up. We drove completely around Tipton and the Cedar County Courthouse. (A) Des Moines (B) Cedar Rapids (C) Anamosa (D) Maquoketa (E) Clinton … Continue reading

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In Memorium

Sometimes, you take a moment to make a new memory. Whenever I hear the town name of Vinton, I’ll think of my grandfather. 59. Benton County Courthouse. Vinton, Iowa. The current total:

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Happy Birthday to Me

…And on the next day, we rose extra early and began a long one. (A) Des Moines (B) Harlan (C) Denison (D) Ida Grove (E) Cherokee (F) Storm Lake (G) Sac City (H) Rockwell City (I) Pocahontas (J) Dakota City … Continue reading

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“To the river and back!”

As March rolled around, we realized we hadn’t been on the road in a while. With the camera fully charged, we hit the road and headed to the Mississippi River and back. (A) Des Moines (B) Fairfield (C) Mount Pleasant … Continue reading

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And Now A Sense of Urgency

One weekend at deer camp, I wrote a book. I had bought this little leather book full of blank pages at Barnes & Noble.  The idea was simple. I wanted to write down the story of Jami and I. I … Continue reading

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All Points Due North

At the end of October is a traditional event for us… Woodsie’s Annual Halloween Party. This is normally one of those events that ends with three guys in various states of costumed undress sitting around a quarter full keg trying … Continue reading

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Labor Day Weekend 2010

For Labor Day weekend, we packed up the car with camping gear and headed south for The Forty. On the way we stopped in Knoxville. 24. Marion County Courthouse. Knoxville, Iowa. Knoxville really wasn’t out of the way at all. … Continue reading

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