Yesterday my husband Gerald and I both had a day off at the same time. He needed to go to Iowa to his buddy’s house he buys pigeon feed from. We headed out early under bright beautiful skies. After we got the feed we decided to just nose around a bit and kept driving down the highway, stopping here and there to browse antique malls and get something to eat. While cruising we happened to see one of those brown highway markers that indicate historic sites (we stop at a lot of those we see when we journey around), and this one said The American Gothic House. We take the off ramp and end up in this little, lovely town called Eldon. Wonderful town with lots of things to do there btw. Anyway, we found The American Gothic House visitor center and went in. Really super fun folks! I suppose most American’s are familiar with the painting called the American Gothic, but I never knew the story behind it or anything about the artist really. I am just going to include this link if you are curious about all the background yourself. After touring the place I was reminded just how many times this particular painting has been used as magazine covers, used to advertise products like Neuman’s organic food line and other things. This painting has really became part of our American culture!
The visitor center had costumes you could slip on and for $2 (what? that is right only 2 bucks), they would take your picture in front of the house! Now who could resist that? Not me!!! Well, enjoy my pics of my journey to this American landmark and take time to visit the link if you like, it is great!
A couple of friends said that our pic should be our Holiday Card this year, I wonder….
Herbal and Honey Blessings to all of You