Grant Wood

(Anamosa IA)
I met up with a camping friend who took me for lunch out in the country. Of course, I had to have their famous pork tenderloin sandwich. Wow! It was huge, and so-o-o tasty.

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Hale’s Pork Tenderloin Sandwich

It turns out that the famous artist Grant Wood grew up in Anamosa. My friend took me by the one room school house that Wood attended, and then to his gravesite in the local cemetery.

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School House Wood Attended

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Grant Wood Gravesite

A few days prior, I had passed a sign on the highway indicating the farm house used in his painting named “American Gothic” was nearby. But, I never figured out how to find it. However, my friend the Van Trekker did.

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“American Gothic” House with Friend

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View from Goenek Park Camp

In the evening, Brad took me to dinner at an Irish pub, way out in the middle of nowhere, that turned out to be a very popular spot… go figure. Then, we camped overnight on a high hill.

Camp: Goenek Park drycamp
Scene: Gravesite, artist, food

Note: Photos provided by the Van Trekker.

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3 Responses to Grant Wood

  1. Bradford Harris August 31, 2016 at 6:13 pm #

    It was fun meeting up with you Pleinguy! We got to hit some of the good spots. I was in Gunder last week at the Irish pub. That picture of Goeken Park has me wanting to return one of these days. It’s got quite the view.

    • Pleinguy August 31, 2016 at 6:40 pm #

      I got to see some neat places in northeastern Iowa, thanks to you. Much appreciated.

      • Bradford Harris August 31, 2016 at 7:09 pm #

        My pleasure, Pleinguy. Thank goodness we got to see some of the places before the recent flooding. That long, twisting road that crossed back and forth over the river was closed last week. The whole area was a mess.

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