Camping in the Snowies

Camping in the Snowies

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tall Corn: Sweet Corn band in Iowa

Lush cornfields and soybeans march across the country on the drive from Antelope County in Nebraska to Ida County Iowa. The only difference we could see was that a lot of Nebraska agriculture is irrigated and the Iowa fields were not. 
                           Nebraska cornfield

                                     Iowa cornfield

We cross the mighty Missouri River at Decatur, NE over a former toll bridge, now showing its age.

Ida Grove IA is a farming town but also has manufacturing. We saw a nice golf course within the city limits and used wi-fi at the beautiful modern library. 

Although there is a campground in town, we chose to camp at Moorehead Park, a historical park with exhibits, an educational center, miles of trails (paved and unpaved) a fishing pond complete with resident swan, picnic shelters and a kids playground.

    Ida Grove grain bins as seen from the Moorehead Park road

                              Rough camping in a beautiful location

                               Solitary swan

On to the fairgrounds the next morning. Beautiful weather and green grass. Eric and April Wells and friends are setting up the performance area. Benches and lawn chairs for the audience along with food concessions and a wine tasting tent. Everyone shows up and brings along friends and relatives and music happens!

                         Eric Wells in charge. Sound check time.

Sweet Corn does a another great performance. Our relatives from Sac City, IA and Groton, SD are on hand to see and hear cousin Dave play banjo. After the show, Dave and I and Luci follow them to Sac City where we will spend some time visiting.
We are not sure when, if ever, the Sweet Corn band will play again. But this was fun and they still sound great.

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