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Piscataway Park, MD

Piscataway Park, National Colonial Farm, MD 3400 Bryan Point Rd, Accokeek, MD. 20607 (301)283-2113
"Founded in 1957 to protect the view from Mount Vernon across the Potomac River, the Accokeek Foundation, an educational nonprofit, became one of the nation's first land trusts. Today, the Foundation stewards 200 hundred acres of Piscataway National Park in Accokeek, MD, where visitors can hike a network of trails winding through wetlands, visit a native tree arboretum, and observe an award-wining forest restoration project. The newly reconstructed boat dock offers stunning views of Mount Vernon and allows visitors to arrive by passenger boat and kayakers to access the Potomac via newly installed kayak launches The Foundation also runs the National Colonial Farm, a living history museum that depicts a Maryland middle-class family farm" ((for more info please see here: https://www.nps.gov/pisc/planyourvisit/ncf.htm))
Hey there, look ya there ...a friendly pig, or hungry one?…
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Fort Washington, Maryland

Fort Washington - Fort Washington Lighthouse - Maryland  13551 Fort Washington Rd Fort Washington, MD. 20744 (301)763-4600
"Built to defend the river approach to Washington, DC, Fort Washington has stood as silent sentry for over 200 years. As technologies advanced so did Fort Washington, from the brick and stone of the 19th century to the concrete and steel of the 20th century.  Joining the National Park Service in 1946, the park continues to protect the Potomac River." ((more info. please see: https://www.nps.gov/fowa/index.html))
A gorgeous area of Maryland, we had a camping spot at Smallwood State Park, MD. So it was fun to check out all the local must see sights. Tour are before 4:30 pm, we arrived like 6ish ...so we just took a walk around ...they allow you to walk around until sunset ...it was great to see all the walkers, Marylandians enjoying their Memorial Day weekend, May 2019, the nice evening ...with walking, getting exercise, playing frisbee or just chilling. G…

Froelich Historic Site, Froelich, Iowa

Froelich Historic Site 24397 Froelich Road Froelich, Iowa Enjoy 1890s Village where John Froelich invented the first gasoline propelled tractor, 1892, becoming the forerunner of John Deere. 
(There is a sign there on the front of that store, this is what that sign does say...)
"The Iron Clad Store & Post Office - This store was built in 1981 by Edwin Froelich, after the previous general store burned down that had been located where the Froelich Monument is currently located. It was called the Iron Clad Store for the exterior was covered with fire-proof steel siding to prevent it from being set on fire by sparks from teh Steam Locomotive Engine and train cars as it parked outside, just west of the store to load and unload freight. When the Grain Elevator and Mill, located to the north of the store burned down, it heated the siding and nails red hot, but did not set the Iron Clad Store on fire. There were many owners over the years. In 1914, Jake Tayek and Alonzo & Mattie (…

McGregor, Iowa

McGregor, Iowa.
McGregor, Iowa (northern Iowa, let me tell ya a story here, if you will please listen, my chiropractor was curious where we had been on our travel and I said this town's name and he said oh yeah, that he went to college in Iowa, I had to giggle, we both did laugh. I am terrible with direction, like North, South, East or West ... i just get where the states are ...but knowing how to hold a map, oh well ...it's all good. We all need a laugh, right??!) is right across the river from Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. The closet little area for us to grab lunch while staying at Pikes Peak State Park. Such a fun town. Our favorite restaurant of the trip ...would totally recommend it to ya if you are in that area ... check out "The Old Man River Restaurant and Brewery", 123 A St. McGregor, Iowa, 52157. (563) 873-2002. Their pizza (we tried 2 different ones, we were there with about 7 people total) and a side salad. Our friends got a peanut butter beer ...they en…

Motor Mill, Elkader, Iowa

Motor Mill, Elkader, IA. 52043
Let's see that mill ...I wonder why folks don't get the history behind these amazing pieces of architecture. I know we have moved forward in technology ...but come on folks these places need to be preserved. Take care of and remembered. I wonder why so many folks of a younger age don't think about where we have come from and know it is meant to be honored and preserved. I wish I could come up with a better word than "preserved" but that is what keeps popping into my mind at the moment of typing up this post. Think of men (I don't believe the ladies did this work, but if they did ... THANK YOU!) did most of the work and it is just amazing. Such history. Thanks, for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Take Care. Beth ( ;

Motor Mill Bridge, Elkader, Iowa

Motor Mill Bridge, Elkader, IA. 52043
Hey There!! You can see this bridge and grist mill ...all in a pretty quick walk ...so see the view. A quiet area when we were there. If you care to see the history, please look it up, The bridge has been redone several times, do to loss of it when the area did flood back in the early 2000's. Flooding apparently really does affect this area it seems??! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week. Take Care!!! Beth ( :

Hiking at Pikes Peak

Hiking at Pikes Peak State Park, Iowa 
I can still feel the burn ...that back of your leg muscle ...whatever that one is... gets me every time coming up up and down steep steps. OUCH!! But it was fun being outdoors getting exercise. Great views. Not to hot yet, but I bet it gets hot in the summer??! Those pathways were interesting to see ...they were moving and grooving. I guess that is normal, but sure feel weird under your feet ...you think are these things going to hold up? With all the recent rain and such ...will I keep my balance, slipping abilities or what?? Never had an issue with heights as a kid, but I feel it a bit as an adult. I won't let it keep me from stuff, but I can sense it ...you deal, next!! lol!! Thanks for stopping by. Hope you are well. Take Care!!! Beth