Where in Iowa is Jeff?...The Sequel
Here is the 2008 version of Where in Iowa is Jeff? From February to November, I logged 9,850 miles and collected 300 dancing clips. Between the 2007 and 2008 videos, I visited all 99 Iowa counties and drove somewhere between 15,000 and 18,000 miles.
Since last year focused on the top-tier Iowa spots, this years video visits more obscure Iowa places and enabled me to interact more with Iowans along the way. If you think you've seen all of Iowa, you are wrong. Keep looking; you'll be amazed at what you find.
1. The 2008 Iowa Tractorcade (RAGBRAI for farmers)
2. Balsley family farm near Orchard
3. Straw Goat in Swedesburg
4. Bob Feller Museum in Van Meter
5. Lovers Leap Bridge in Columbus Junction
6. Danish Windmill in Elk Horn
7. Decorah Trout Hatchery
8. Loess Hills in Harrison County
9. Sundown Mountain in Asbury
10. Iowa Speedway in Newton
11. National Balloon Classic in Indianola
12. World's Largest I-80 Truck Stop in Walcott
13. National Advanced Driving Simulator in Oakdale
14. Gitchie Manitou State Preserve
15. World's Largest Bullhead in Crystal Lake
16. Connell Corner Lighthouse in Storm Lake
17. The Corn Parade mural in Mount Ayr
18. Anderson-Erickson Dairy in Des Moines
19. National Mississippi River Museum in Dubuque
20. Lake Rathbun Fish Hatchery
21. Paramount Theater in Cedar Rapids
22. Volkswagen Spider yard art in Avoca
23. Waukon Junction!!!
24. World's Largest Popcorn Ball in Sac City
25. Lansing's Black Hawk Bridge
26. ISU's Jack Trice Stadium in Ames
27. Maharishi University in Fairfield
28. Prairie Pedlar near Odebolt
29. Elkader Opera House
30. Iowa Stars (now Chops) Hockey in Des Moines
31. Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch near Fredericksburg
32. Cardiff Giant replica in Fort Dodge
33. Villa's Patio in Marion
34. Lidtke Mill in Lime Springs
35. Beebeetown!!! Population: not many
36. Oskaloosa town square
37. Osage HS wrestling
38. Channel Cat Water Taxi in Davenport
39. Music Man Square in Mason City
40. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum in Knoxville
41. Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison
42. US's Widest Main Street in Onawa
43. Coffee Pot water tower in Stanton (home of Folgers icon Mrs. Olsen)
44. Gladbrook's Matchstick Marvels
45. Waubonsie State Park
46. Clark Tower in Winterset City Park
47. New Albin town hall
48. Queen II in Arnolds Park
49. What Cheer Opera House
50. Gravity!!! Population: slightly more than Beebeetown
51. Wadena: home of the 1970 rock festival Galena in Wadena
52. Iowa's only highway tunnel in Pammel State Park
53. Rabbit sculptures in Council Bluffs
54. Manning's Hausbarn
55. Shellsburg's Adventure Paintball Park
56. World's Biggest Strawberry in Strawberry Point
57. Trinity Heights in Sioux City
58. Galleria de Paco restaurant in Waterloo
59. Ida Grove, Iowas City of Castles
60. Sunken steamboat Bertrand at DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge near Missouri Valley
61. Lock and Dam No. 10 in Guttenberg
62. Perry's Reconfiguration Arches
63. Basilica of St. Francis Xavier in Dyersville
64. Maquoketa Caves State Park
65. Duffy Lyon (the Butter Cow Lady) Cow/Calf statue in Toledo
66. Wapsipinicon Mill in Independence
67. Shimek State Forest
68. The Old Home Fill er Up and Keep on Truckin Café in Pisgah
69. The Big Treehouse near Marshalltown
70. Iowa's first planetarium at the Sanford Museum in Cherokee
71. Town square in Mount Pleasant
72. Lone Tree!!! Population: more than Beebeetown and Gravity combined
73. Red Haw State Park
74. Story City 1913 Carousel
75. Promise of America Monument in Lake Mills
76. Airpower Museum near Ottumwa
77. Lincoln Highway Bridge in Tama
78. Bonapartes Historic Main Street
79. World's Biggest Cheeto at Sister Sarah's in Algona
80. Lost Island Lake in Ruthven
81. Brooklyn: Community of Flags
82. Dubuques Fenelon Place Elevator
83. Hawkeye Point near Sibley, 1,670 feet above sea level
84. Hotel Manning in Keosauqua
85. Catfish Bend Casino in Burlington
86. Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City
87. Wildcat Den State Park
88. Louis Sullivan's Jewel Box Bank in Grinnell
89. Eagle City Winery near Iowa Falls
90. Lacey Keosauqua State Park
91. Little Turkey River valley in Dubuque County
92. THE Butter Cow at our Iowa State Fair
93. Green Valley State Park
94. Donna Reed Center for the Performing Arts in Denison
95. Upper Iowa River in Bluffton
96. Glenn Miller Birthplace Home in Clarinda
97. Chief Keokuk statue in Keokuk
98. Rathbun Country Music Theater
99. Patriotic Rock near Greenfield
100. Pella's Vermeer Windmill
101. Volga City!!! Population: somewhere between Gravity and Lone Tree
102. Union County Visitor Center in Creston
103. Loess Hills State Forest
104. Home near Anamosa
Best Time To Visit or Travel to Des Moines, Iowa
Short video slide show describing when the best time to visit this city based on weather and climate.
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Things to do in the Villages of Van Buren County, Southeast Iowa
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This Is My Iowa - Camping
The “This is My Iowa” video series showcases travelers giving viewers a personal glimpse into their passions for travel in the state. This video follows the Millers as they set up camp, swim, paddleboat and, of course, make the perfect s’more.
Pikes Peak State Park Iowa
Sight-seer with video camera enjoys veiw to east where the murky Wisconsin River flows west into the muddy Mississippi River at beautiful Pikes Peak State Park, located at 32264 Pikes Peak Road, Mc Gregor, Iowa 52157
Redwood Steakhouse, Anita, Iowa
Steak Houses sprinkled throughout state play just as important of a role in Iowa's heritage as the cattle industry. And in Anita, Iowa, one small steak house embodies that rich tradition. The Redwood is one of Iowa's grand old steakhouses, hearkening era when relish trays, fresh bread, and hearty portions were standard fare.
Iowa State Capital Building / Our Full Time RV Life
The Iowa State Capitol, seat of the Iowa General Assembly, is located in Iowa's capital city, Des Moines, and houses the Iowa Senate, Iowa House of Representatives, the Office of the Governor, and the Offices of the Attorney General, Auditor, Treasurer, and Secretary of State. The building also includes a chamber for the Iowa Supreme Court, although court activities usually take place in the neighboring Iowa Supreme Court building. The building was constructed between 1871 and 1886, and is the only five-domed capitol in the country
RV with Me
This is the life and adventures of the Browns My family. We are Me Charlie my wife Raquel and our kids Colleen and Walden. We are for the most part a typical family.
We bought a 1986 class C RV did some renovating sold almost all of our stuff and leased the house. Leasing the house was the scariest part. We still want to get rid of the house entirely but just can’t come up with an economically feasible method of doing that. But for now we are traveling, living, adventuring and loving life. Our goal with our videos are to inspire, enlighten and share the possibility of a better existence for anyone willing to jump in and take the chance.
We are the same as you, but we took the chance. Modigazzi Travels
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Hail Storm Freaks of Nature & largest hail stone ever recorded recreation
Extensive footage of giant hail stones and hail storm facts plus the largest hail stone ever officially recorded recreated. Damaging softball sized hail, sideways flying bullet hail and complete summer white outs are a few highlights in this stock hail footage video. For licensing contact firstname.lastname@example.org
HAIL FACTS & Interesting information...
1. Hail injures about 24 people per year in the USA
2. The last hail related death occurred in Texas in 2000 after a man got struck in the head and later died of head trauma.
3. On average, hail causes almost a billion dollars of damage to crops each year in the USA
4. Hail storms killed 246 people in India on April 30, 1888
5. The largest hail stone officially measured landed in Vivian South Dakota, July 23rd, 2010... It was eight inches in diameter and weighed almost two pounds.
Hail stones crash through windows, they shred trees and crops, pummel live stock, damage roofs, wreak havoc on cars, and everything underneath its wrath. Hail can turn a scorching Summer ground into a winter wonderland in minutes. Sometimes softballs just fall from the sky. Other times strong winds hurl hail stones sideways like bullets. If you're caught away from shelter during a severe hail storm, you've got a problem. If you're a storm chaser, Hail is your nemesis.
A Hail stone forms as a tiny super cooled water droplet journeys up above the freezing level in some of the most beautiful and dramatic thunderstorms.
In an environment conducive of a severe hail storm, this rising air, or updraft is often exploding into lowered freezing levels.This is the factory where hail is made. When the super cooled droplet freezes, the process releases heat which keeps the stones exterior in a sticky liquid phase. As the little stone journeys up and down and through the cloud it captures more snow and water on the surface... Molecules near the inner layer freezes, and the hail stones grows another layer.
Hailstones can also grow by colliding and conglomerating with others... One of the reasons they come in such myriad of odd shapes.
Upward winds sustain ice pebbles and the longer they hang around up there, the larger they tend to get. Updraft winds rising at say 40 mph, are easily strong enough to sustain hail the size of dimes or quarters... But some intense updrafts blow up over 100 mph. This is where things really start to get freaky.
Eventually, the weight of the hail stone overcomes the updraft winds and it falls to Earth, often appearing as bright white curtains. Isolated thunderstorms with hail downdrafts set the stage for the most vibrant rainbows. If the storm matures into a high precipitation monster, the thick hail core often has a breath-taking turquoise glow. And because these storms often occur in the late afternoon through evening when angled yellow sunlight blasts into the hail core, the yellow and blue make green... And that's why people associate green storm clouds with tornadoes. Strong inflow winds that inhale dust can also add a yellowish filter over the blue core.
STORM CHASERS and HAIL:
The thought of getting trapped under an intense tornadic hail storm can be frightening, but not nearly as terrifying as the thought of having to sit out a day or two replacing glass while your buddies are out bagging photogenic tornadoes.
Often the same powerful updrafts that create giant hail, drop tornadoes. These storms are called supercells. These storms do everything they can to detour storm chasers... They cover the road in ice so you cant drive fast... then they cover the roads in wet slippery leaves so you cant drive fast. If that doesn't work, they drop buckets of hail to reduce the air temperature to the dew point causing hail fog... And of course if that doesn't slow you down, they break your windows.
Most chasers just avoid the hail cores often revealed on radar with a pink or purple spot. Other chasers would rather sacrifice portions of their view with metal hail guards and shields to block the icy shrapnel. Others have the luxury of thick super heavy duty glass to shoot through.
RV Travel - We stop at Benchmark RV park on way to Orlando, FL. S1 EP002
RV Travel / RV / RV Camping / RV 5th Wheel / Travel Trailer / RV Tips
Dave & Shirley travel in their 2009 Dodge Ram 3500 pulling a 2017 Montana High Country 305RL 5th wheel. We RV camp local and take longer RV trips and adventures. We enjoy RVing, camping, Glamping, seeing new places and meeting new friends everywhere we go. Please join us as we travel, and vlog our RV tips and tricks.
In this video Dave and Shirley set off on thier trip to Orlando, FL to meet up with the kids and grandkids.
The first night out we stay at 6420 Dale Drive, Meridian, MS 39342.
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Our First RV Camping Trip (Lake Marion)
So I decided to share our first camping trip in the new RV. Please excuse the shaky camera... I will work on getting better at recording as time goes on. We enjoyed the trip and look forward to many more.