Field of Dreams and Home
Trip Start Apr 02, 2011
46Trip End Sep 29, 2011
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I knew where I was going a week ago. You see Waterloo, Iowa is only about an hour from a town called Dyersville, Iowa. You may recall from my original intro blog, Dyersville is the home of the "Field of Dreams" movie site. If you missed that part, here it is again...
I liked Field of Dreams so much, the year it came out (1989), I made it part of our summer vacation to stop in Dyersville, Iowa where it was filmed. If you've never been there, you've got to go. I'll never forget that first year (we've been three other times!). Bryan was 9 years old, and we saw the movie while on vacation. When we got to the field, the owner of the biggest part of the field (it was owned by two different farmers...one of which had plowed his left field part back into corn), Don Lansing still had the bleachers, the backstop, and most of the diamond in tact
Back to today...The place is about 2.5 miles northeast of Dyersville. Only one other car in the lot when I drove up...it had been sprinkling rain all morning. Nice lady in the souvenir stand and I talked. And I found out the owner bought out the guy in left field, so his shop was no longer open. I took a few pictures, bought a golf ball and a baseball (for Kevin), and was on my way.
I knew when I took the exit to Dyersville where I was going to have lunch today
Anyway, ate there and headed back on the road. With any luck at all, I'd be home by 4:00 pm. Made by 3:45. It was a good trip. During this trip, I drove more than 1150 miles, saw three great ballparks, ate and drank at some awesome eating and drinking establishments, played golf, renewed another Preview Guide friendship, made a lot of new friends along the way, did a brewery tour and revisited The Field of Dreams. And if you'll note, I have added pictures to my last three updates...some pretty good ones, so check 'em out!
Lots of good times, good baseball and great memories! More in about a week when I head to Kansas City and St. Louis.