Lots of cornfields here. 🙂 I’ll be here for a few weeks, then heading over to western South Dakota for a bit (mostly to see the Minuteman Missile Silo in Wall). After that, I presume the weather will start cooling off, so it’ll be time to begin heading south to Florida for the winter. I … More Greetings From Iowa
[NOTE: I’ve blogged all these how-to posts before, but am gonna re-run them on occasion, since folks may have missed them, and many of them have been updated or expanded since they were first posted.] “Can I bring my dog or cat along in the van?” is one of the most common questions asked by … More Life in the Van: Pets
This is a nice science museum in Buffalo NY. Dinosaurs, an ethnographic collection from around the world, and other stuff to see. Some photos from a visit.
This is a nice botanical garden in Buffalo NY with a collection of plants in a series of domes and greenhouses. A great place to walk around on a summer day. And they had a “Florida” section which reminded me of home. 🙂 Some photos from a visit.
A very nice museum in Buffalo with exhibits from the area’s history. Some photos from a visit.
In September 1901, President William McKinley was assassinated in Buffalo by an anarchist. I diaried that story here at my history blog: Today the site of the assassination is a roadway in a suburban neighborhood, and nothing remains of it but a memorial plaque. But not far away is the Theodore Roosevelt Inauguration National Historical … More Theodore Roosevelt Inauguration National Historical Site
The Erie Canal Discovery Center near Buffalo NY preserves a portion of the Erie Canal. After the war of 1812, the United States had firmly established control of the area around the Great Lakes. Settlers from the east flooded into the area, and populations began to swell at Chicago, Detroit, Buffalo, and other cities. For thousands … More Erie Canal Discovery Center, Lockport
[NOTE: I’ve blogged all these how-to posts before, but am gonna re-run them on occasion, since folks may have missed them, and many of them have been updated or expanded since they were first posted.] For most van-travelers, finding a place to temporarily camp is not a problem: they stay out in the countryside (known … More Life in the Van: The Logistics of Vanlife
This city park is located next to the History Museum. Nice place for a walk. Some photos.
I’m always up for a nice relaxing day at the zoo. 🙂 This zoo visit was during National Zookeepers Week, so say Hi to your local zookeepers. Some photos.