ToadDate 0247.06.02.17-NE Outside of O’Neill is the Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park (it is also a National Natural Landmark), which is an amazing place to visit. There is a very large building, Hubbard Rhino Barn, that you can visit and see paleontologist digging out the fossil bones of rhinos and horses that lived in … More Rhinos in the U.S. Plains
ToadDate 0246.06.01.17-NE Where is “The Most Irish Place in Nebraska?” That’s the City of O’Neill. There are shamrocks everywhere – on the sidewalks, signs, the police station, the fire station, even on the main intersection of town a giant shamrock has been made in the concrete (hard to see unless you get a little bit … More Most Irish Place in Nebraska
ToadDate 0245.05.31.17-IA We stopped in Fort Dodge, Iowa today and took some time to visit the Fort Museum and Frontier Village. It was not exactly what we had expected: The original fort in the area was Fort Clarke, not Fort Dodge. But there was already a Fort Clark in Texas (slightly different spelling) so it … More Fort Dodge, Is It Real?
ToadDate 0244.05.30.17-IA We said our good-byes to Wisconsin and friends and went south to Quasqueton, Iowa. Go ahead and say that city’s name 3 times fast. We camped in a city park along the Wapsinpinicon River (another tongue twister for you) which runs through the town. The locals call it the Wapsi. For NBA fans … More Quasqueton
ToadDate 0239.05.25.17-WI We are set up in Nekoosa, Wisconsin by a beautiful lake. This campground has a lot of seasonal campers, but also enough short-time campers coming in to keep us from feeling out of place. Some of the seasonal sites look like nearly permanent dwellings with large additions to the RVs. The grass at … More Brats, Bacon, and more Bacon
ToadDate 0235.05.21.17-IA Today we traveled to Dyersville, IA. At Dyersville, you will find the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier. A Catholic church gains the designation of basilica due to a special relationship with the Pope. This church was designated as a minor basilica in 1956 by special proclamation of Pope Pius XII in recognition of … More They Built It, So We Came