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Bollwitts in Iowa – Anytown, USA

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I had a pretty tumultuous start to the day, health-wise but I’m feeling a little better. We spent the night in Iowa City last night and are back in John’s hometown – what I like to refer to as “Anytown, USA”. (from Seinfeld) George: What-what are you doing? Kramer: Oh, I’m putting up Frank’s screen […]

Bollwitts in Iowa – Like a Grant Wood Painting

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

There’s a lot I never knew about Iowa. First off, it’s not famous for its potatoes – that’s Idaho. Second, it’s not as flat as everyone thinks. You wouldn’t know it if I didn’t tell ya (okay maybe you might) but that famous painting of the farmer and his less than enthused wife called American […]

Bollwitts in Iowa – An American Highway Rest Stop

Comments 10 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I have a song by Phil Ayoub stuck in my head as we pull into the rest stop on I-35 North. This morning we had breakfast in Kansas City and enjoyed some chorizo, eggs, beans and tortillas prepared by John’s great aunt and grandma. We just entered Iowa from Missouri on our way to John’s […]

Bollwitts in Iowa – The Heart of America

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The luggage finally arrived after taking a tour through Chicago, Dallas, Des Moines, Kansas City and finally Lee’s Summit. It’s been to more places on this trip (so far) than I have. However, I got to explore a bit of Kansas City by car today, and even cross over into the state of Kansas. We […]

Lack of Fare Options for Visitors Using Transit

Comments 14 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Not a week goes by that I am asked some sort of question by a tourist on the street and usually it’s about the bus. Sure, the Translink “Trip Planner” seems to be a decent “A to B” service, although getting from the Westin to Granville Island really isn’t an FAQ I encounter. It’s more […]