Online Traveling #15: Iowa..

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{} Iowa US State

 Description  Iowa, a midwestern U.S state, sits between the Missouri and   Mississippi of rolling plains and cornfields. Landmarks in the capital, Des Moines, include the gold-domed, 19th-century State Capitol Building, Pappajohn Sculpture Park and Des Moines Art Center, noted for its contemporary collections. The city of Cedar Rapids’ Museum of Art has paintings by native Iowan Grant Wood. – Google {}

I am a little curious about this state. I am NOT a sports person, but I hear people talking about Iowa State and I wonder if they are talking about basketball or football – a college team or a pro team?  I don’t think there is a baseball team. (let me ask google that question?) 

“Wow,” I am surprised there isn’t any major pro sports team in the state of Iowa. I just learned something new. I did see more videos  about sports and fairs. When I first saw the word state fair. I automatically thought of two movies  – 

  1. State Fair – Yes, I know this movie was out before I was born, but thanks to  TCM – Turner Classic Movies. I can enjoy these old time movies.  I want to say this movie is about neighbors. The guy comes back from college and takes his not so tom boy neighbor to the state fair. I could be wrong.
  1. Meet Me in St. Louis – I LOVE this movie from the songs to each sister and the dad is so funny. I believe I will watch this again tonight. This will be a nice way to end my stress free weekend.

** For some reason I couldn’t add the pictures to these two movies and I am done trying…. Time to move on…..


Iowa City and The University of Iowa/ 4K drone footage  Oct 24, 2020

PrimoMedia – Chris Biela  Iowa City is located in eastern Iowa. Quick drone tour of downtown and the campus. The Old Capitol Building, the state’s first capitol, now houses a museum of local history. The University of Iowa is a public research university in Iowa City, Iowa. Founded in 1847, it is the oldest and the second-largest university in the state.  All captured with DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone and Edited in Premiere Pro. Music licensed with Artlist   

#1 This video was taped in the air. Yes, there were a lot of cool buildings, but I would have liked to see the names of the buildings etc. It is a nice and relaxing video to watch. It may be a year old, but since it was mostly for the view  and no info it was okay….


Iowa’s Oldest City: Dubuque, Iowa 4K. Mar 26, 2021

Chris Harden One could make a strong argument for Dubuque being Iowa’s most unique city. What’s undebatable is that Dubuque is the oldest city in Iowa, as it was a city before Iowa was a state. To this day, Dubuque remains to be an attractive place to live and to visit.{}

#2   This video is too long-winded , with good information, and I enjoyed the view. I may have only got through a little over 16 minutes, but it is a good video.

** Side Note –  My mind is going back to the book I started reading yesterday and I am having a hard time focusing on this video. Just like this video (which I don’t believe was taped in one day) I am going to go back to my book, with a cup of coffee in hand and come back to the state of Iowa.

{} The Iowa State Fair is an annual state fair held in Des Moines, Iowa in August. It began in 1854 and has been on the Iowa State Fairgrounds since 1886. It is based in the state capital Des Moines, Iowa over 11 days in August. With over a million visitors it is one of the largest and best known state fairs in the United States. {}

{}  Splash Art in Urbandale, Iowa Jul 22, 2021


City of Urbandale  Splash Art is the newest endeavor by Urbandale’s Public Art Committee (PAC)! PAC works to enhance the appearance of the City of Urbandale through the integration of art in the public environment. {}

#3    The pretty picture captured my attention before I could even look at another  video. Art around the city not only  makes the area beautiful, but will always make someone Smile 🙂

** side note : I went to three other cities in Iowa and didn’t find one that wasn’t sad, too long ago, or anything that caught my attention. I am ready to enjoy the rest of my night with one of my favorite animes. I have already seen this once, maybe twice before, but I Love it. It’s called ‘My Roommate is a cat’.


Rogue Shogunate –

My Roommate is a Cat’ and the importance of character arcs – Rogue Shogunate Visit

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I came across this blog site and I am like  WOW  and I can’t wait to read more…  

I believe I am going to leave Iowa today and call my time there done. My next place to visit online is  Kansas. I am hoping for some fun videos. I am sure there are more things to do and see in Iowa, just not enough on video. 

Well after a nice day of work, it’s nice to relax with a good anime  to watch or something interesting to read. I was thinking about a cup of coffee, but I promised only one a day. Well, I do two, but that is still better than six..

Bye IV Now, LD*

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