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Bollwitts in Iowa – The Trek Home

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

We have 4 hours to sleep, 3 hours to drive, 3 airplanes to connect, 1 piece of luggage to check that hopefully doesn’t end up in Dallas and a total of 6 hours to fly before we touch down in the Pacific Northwest tomorrow afternoon. It’s been too short, time has flied, and we’re really […]

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 […]