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So on Thursday mid-afternoon we finally made it to Mason City and got settled into the campground. Plan to spend several days here visiting family and poking around. Already we've been to the new craft beer shop in MC called Mason City Brewing. There's another in Clear Lake that is only open weekend evenings, so we'll try to make ...
... Willson's junior year in high school (mine is the 1919 edition).
Music Man Square is a reproduction, basically, of the streetscape used in the movie. It was pretty lame, except for a room where they showed a documentary, narrated by Shirley Jones (the movie's Marian the librarian) talking about the casting and filming of the movie of the Music Man. She reveals in the video that she became pregnant ...
... them from miles away and it would seem forever before we were actually passing them by.
We finally made it to Mason City and to our hotel. Which is spectacular. The only hotel designed by Frank Lloyd Wright still in operation, it was completely renovated two years ago. And it's magnificent. A marvel of detail and beauty. In Mason City, Iowa.
Our room is large, with period-style ...
Well, we're in the middle of America now, speeding down back country roads in central Iowa. There's a lot of corn, as expected. And a lot of big windmills. This is likely our last stretch of country road before we find ourselves on 80, driving hard east. It's all fast food and highway exits from here, probably. Which is sad, but what's there to see in Ohio anyway? Last night we chased a huge orange moon south ...
After seeing so many breathtaking landscapes the task of heading east seemed daunting and depressing. But then the beauty of the road trip kicked in and we made an unscheduled stop at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota (again the billboards and not research drew us in). The Corn Palace was started by a few enterprising town people as a tourist attraction in ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting