We just got back from a short vacation. We drove from our place, which is near Des Moines, Iowa to Saint Louis–somewhere around seven hours each way. As always, I was easily distracted by the wildlife.
We drove through Eldon, Iowa. The Grant Wood Gothic house and a small museum were there. We had not planned to stop there, but we did, and we were pleasantly surprised. There was a small flower garden in front of the house, which had mostly native prairie plants in it.
No sign of the sour looking farmer with the pitchfork. But I did see the American Lady, whose picture I posted the other day.
Then we went to Cahokia Mounds State Park near Collinsville, Illinois, and climbed the largest mound. There is a lot of history to learn at this site, and it is fascinating. However, I found myself distracted by a saddlebags dragonfly which was cruising the area.
Maybe I will post more later. Or maybe I will be distracted by something else.