Where in Iowa is Jeff?...The Sequel
Here is the 2008 version of Where in Iowa is Jeff? From February to November, I logged 9,850 miles and collected 300 dancing clips. Between the 2007 and 2008 videos, I visited all 99 Iowa counties and drove somewhere between 15,000 and 18,000 miles.
Since last year focused on the top-tier Iowa spots, this years video visits more obscure Iowa places and enabled me to interact more with Iowans along the way. If you think you've seen all of Iowa, you are wrong. Keep looking; you'll be amazed at what you find.
1. The 2008 Iowa Tractorcade (RAGBRAI for farmers)
2. Balsley family farm near Orchard
3. Straw Goat in Swedesburg
4. Bob Feller Museum in Van Meter
5. Lovers Leap Bridge in Columbus Junction
6. Danish Windmill in Elk Horn
7. Decorah Trout Hatchery
8. Loess Hills in Harrison County
9. Sundown Mountain in Asbury
10. Iowa Speedway in Newton
11. National Balloon Classic in Indianola
12. World's Largest I-80 Truck Stop in Walcott
13. National Advanced Driving Simulator in Oakdale
14. Gitchie Manitou State Preserve
15. World's Largest Bullhead in Crystal Lake
16. Connell Corner Lighthouse in Storm Lake
17. The Corn Parade mural in Mount Ayr
18. Anderson-Erickson Dairy in Des Moines
19. National Mississippi River Museum in Dubuque
20. Lake Rathbun Fish Hatchery
21. Paramount Theater in Cedar Rapids
22. Volkswagen Spider yard art in Avoca
23. Waukon Junction!!!
24. World's Largest Popcorn Ball in Sac City
25. Lansing's Black Hawk Bridge
26. ISU's Jack Trice Stadium in Ames
27. Maharishi University in Fairfield
28. Prairie Pedlar near Odebolt
29. Elkader Opera House
30. Iowa Stars (now Chops) Hockey in Des Moines
31. Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch near Fredericksburg
32. Cardiff Giant replica in Fort Dodge
33. Villa's Patio in Marion
34. Lidtke Mill in Lime Springs
35. Beebeetown!!! Population: not many
36. Oskaloosa town square
37. Osage HS wrestling
38. Channel Cat Water Taxi in Davenport
39. Music Man Square in Mason City
40. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum in Knoxville
41. Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison
42. US's Widest Main Street in Onawa
43. Coffee Pot water tower in Stanton (home of Folgers icon Mrs. Olsen)
44. Gladbrook's Matchstick Marvels
45. Waubonsie State Park
46. Clark Tower in Winterset City Park
47. New Albin town hall
48. Queen II in Arnolds Park
49. What Cheer Opera House
50. Gravity!!! Population: slightly more than Beebeetown
51. Wadena: home of the 1970 rock festival Galena in Wadena
52. Iowa's only highway tunnel in Pammel State Park
53. Rabbit sculptures in Council Bluffs
54. Manning's Hausbarn
55. Shellsburg's Adventure Paintball Park
56. World's Biggest Strawberry in Strawberry Point
57. Trinity Heights in Sioux City
58. Galleria de Paco restaurant in Waterloo
59. Ida Grove, Iowas City of Castles
60. Sunken steamboat Bertrand at DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge near Missouri Valley
61. Lock and Dam No. 10 in Guttenberg
62. Perry's Reconfiguration Arches
63. Basilica of St. Francis Xavier in Dyersville
64. Maquoketa Caves State Park
65. Duffy Lyon (the Butter Cow Lady) Cow/Calf statue in Toledo
66. Wapsipinicon Mill in Independence
67. Shimek State Forest
68. The Old Home Fill er Up and Keep on Truckin Café in Pisgah
69. The Big Treehouse near Marshalltown
70. Iowa's first planetarium at the Sanford Museum in Cherokee
71. Town square in Mount Pleasant
72. Lone Tree!!! Population: more than Beebeetown and Gravity combined
73. Red Haw State Park
74. Story City 1913 Carousel
75. Promise of America Monument in Lake Mills
76. Airpower Museum near Ottumwa
77. Lincoln Highway Bridge in Tama
78. Bonapartes Historic Main Street
79. World's Biggest Cheeto at Sister Sarah's in Algona
80. Lost Island Lake in Ruthven
81. Brooklyn: Community of Flags
82. Dubuques Fenelon Place Elevator
83. Hawkeye Point near Sibley, 1,670 feet above sea level
84. Hotel Manning in Keosauqua
85. Catfish Bend Casino in Burlington
86. Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City
87. Wildcat Den State Park
88. Louis Sullivan's Jewel Box Bank in Grinnell
89. Eagle City Winery near Iowa Falls
90. Lacey Keosauqua State Park
91. Little Turkey River valley in Dubuque County
92. THE Butter Cow at our Iowa State Fair
93. Green Valley State Park
94. Donna Reed Center for the Performing Arts in Denison
95. Upper Iowa River in Bluffton
96. Glenn Miller Birthplace Home in Clarinda
97. Chief Keokuk statue in Keokuk
98. Rathbun Country Music Theater
99. Patriotic Rock near Greenfield
100. Pella's Vermeer Windmill
101. Volga City!!! Population: somewhere between Gravity and Lone Tree
102. Union County Visitor Center in Creston
103. Loess Hills State Forest
104. Home near Anamosa
Hello Iowa and RAGBRAI-Ryan and Ali Bike Across America-Ep 21
I'm excited to announce that Ali and I are riding across the USA! We're riding Trek's new gravel bikes, the Checkpoint, and the goal is to take the road less traveled in search of great people and inspiring stories. Besides profiling the wonderful people along the way, we'll be asking everyone for LOVE advice. Our route will take us from Oregon to New York and WE WANT YOU to help out. If you have any ideas of places to visit, friends to meet, or burritos to eat, find us on social media and point us in the right direction.
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RAGBRAI-Bike Party Across Iowa
RAGBRAI is an incredibly fun 7 day bicycle touring PARTY across the state of IOWA. About 20,000 people participate, and by that I mean they ride bikes, eat pie, drink beer, dance and cruise their way across the great state of Iowa. It truly is the most fun I've ever had on two wheels.
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Tourist in your own Town: Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
Al Joens visits the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Sioux City, IA.
Thunderstorms During Our Family Camping Trip (July 20, 2015)
This video shows thunderstorms affecting our annual family camping trip! Our camping trip this year was from July 19-22, 2015. This year, we headed to the Wolf Creek Campgrounds located at the Union Valley Reservoir. The thunderstorms quickly formed during the afternoon hours. Skies were quite clear during the morning. Talk about afternoon convection and atmospheric instability in the making! We even heard quite a few faint rumbles of thunder while we were at the lake. (If you want, put volume up and if possible, wear headphones to hear the thunder throughout this video). The storms came when we were right at the lake...but it was perfect timing. Now I got to enjoy my type of weather! Even some of us wanted to go for a dip in the lake during the rain/thunderstorm lol. It was a great experience indeed! The storms subsided by the late afternoon hours...
(Footage/pics taken on Monday, July 20, 2015 while in and around the Union Valley Reservoir, at the Wolf Creek Campground side.)
How things got interesting weather-wise:
Our trip so happens to fall in days when the region was to experience thunderstorms! What timing, right?! Even on Sunday, July 19, 2015 when our trip started, this was the same time when moisture from the remnants of former Hurricane Dolores went over SoCal, breaking rainfall records there. Even when we were leaving San Jose, CA, t-storms have already occurred around the Monterey areas!! Some of the moisture even eventually made it up here around the Sierra Nevada where we were! So I took full advantage of this and took quite a few photos and video of the t-storms that did form and drift into our campground. On Monday, July 20, 2015, some of us even had the rare chance to swim in the reservoir during a thunderstorm! Don't worry, we didn't get struck by lightning, though one of us saw a CG lightning strike nearby to our north or so! It was a nice experience to swim in the lake in such weather! Then on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, the region had another similar weather pattern. T-storms developed again during the afternoon hours. Even a severe t-storm warning was issued for the region as slow-moving storms popped up around the area. Some of us (including me) were lucky enough to see some lightning from a slowly approaching storm cell to our south! The fun part was seeing these storms develop and approach towards while we were chillingswimming at the lake. Overall, our annual family camping trip this year was an interesting one, thanks to the storms! The t-storm development had slowed down at the time when we were leaving, too (Wednesday, July 22, 2015)! It's pretty neat to realize that the storms had occurred only when we were there up in the Sierras.
Almost Lost A Second Time steamboat bertrand in 4K
ALMOST LOST A SECOND TIME
THE RESCUE OF THE STEAMBOAT BERTRAND COLLECTION FROM THE MISSOURI RIVER FLOOD EVENT OF 2011
40 YEARS AGO, THE CARGO FROM THE WRECK OF THE STEAMBOAT BERTRAND WAS RECOVERED FROM THE MUD OF THE MISSOURI RIVER, WHICH HAD FIRST CLAIMED HER IN 1865...
… IN 2011 THE RIVER TRIED TO TAKE IT BACK!
INITIALLY, THE PLAN WAS TO STAY PUT…
Huge efforts went into reinforcing and constructing dikes and levees to keep the river at bay… but the predicted height of the flooding was increased and electric power to the visitor center could not be guaranteed, so at noon on Friday, June 10, 2011, the decision was made – move the collection!
BUT THEN, WHERE DO YOU BEGIN
What do you do first when your museum collection contains 250,000 objects
Some of which are as delicate as glass…
… and some are as sturdy as, well - steel!
Well, first you prioritize which objects are more rare, and which ought to go right away. Then you gather as many packing materials and rental trucks as you can get your hands on and send out a call for volunteers. You post a list of tasks , show the workers how to pack artifacts, assign them to a work station in the storage area and tell them they only have a few days to get these objects to safety.
The first things to go were boots. They were already in boxes and just needed padding to be ready to go.
As the thousands of boots went out, experts, like MWAC’s Karin Roberts packed delicate objects.
Wooden packing crates also went out early as they are rare and fit nicely into modern mover’s boxes.
We drew most of our help from local students, firefighters, teachers, State of Iowa law enforcement officers and refuge personnel sent from around the region.
Ceramics, such as these ale bottles from Holland, are inherently strong but still needed individual padding and careful packing.
The loading dock was the center of our activity. Rental trucks lined up awaiting their loads even as more packing supplies were being delivered.
On a few occasions, heavy lifting equipment could be used to move bulky things like steel cabinets. But mostly we relied on strong backs and willing hands.
Fish & Wildlife’s Regional Director, Tom Melius, came by to check on our efforts and was put to work packing cannonballs.
Sometimes packing objects resulted in lighthearted moments.
Most objects were individually wrapped in tissue or foam before being carefully packed in a cardboard box.
Before any boxes left the museum they were marked with the location from which they were taken.
Space for irregularly-shaped objects could pose a challenge to our eager packers. At times, boxes had to be custom-made.
James Myster, the FWS Region 3 Archeologist, and our own Michael Ellis showed a remarkable talent for using every square inch of cargo space in the rented trucks.
Our first temporary storage spot was provided by the good people at the Gerald Ford Conservation Center in Omaha. There was a large meeting room that was not being used, and in a weak moment, Conservator Deb Long said we could use it...
..and before we knew it the available space at the Ford Center was filling up - but we still had lots of stuff left to move!
By Tuesday, June 14th, 20% of the collection had been packed and removed.
A fresh influx of volunteers helped us to pick up the pace even further. Long hours and hard work were paying off – but would there be enough time?
Our next challenge involved finding a second site to store our boxes. In desperation we even wound up taking one truckload to Lincoln, where the NPS allowed us the use of their limited space … but then the manager of a warehouse in the Omaha area learned of our predicament and graciously offered the use of his facility - without charge!
Photos by: Joe Burns, Michael Ellis, Barbara Nielsen and other members of the DeSoto NWR staff
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Autumn Day Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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