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Olio in Iowa's Best of 2017 (1)

Olio in Iowa’s Best of 2017

It wasn’t until I started looking back on Olio in Iowa’s best of 2017 that I realized how many new places I’d explored in the last year. It’s always interesting to see which posts resonate…

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Maasdam Wheel Art

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I found an entry about L.J. Maasdam’s wheel art on Roadside America. Most of the photos were small and showed very little of what the sculpture actually looks like, but on a whim, we got off the highway. And I’m here to let you know: it’s better than you could imagine in person…

Stored Potential - Art Installation

#throwbackThursday: Stored Potential

Winter is slowly descending over the Midwest, which means, among other things, that it’s not as easy for me to get out and explore as it is in the warmer months. So instead, I decided to create a little #throwbackThursday post for one of my favorite, now-defunct roadside oddities…