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Friday, September 5, 2014

State Capitol at Des Moines Iowa

Undeterred by the fact of having the Nebraska Fairgrounds moved

we discovered the Iowa State Fairgrounds also has

RV Parking. . .$25 a night – 50A FHU. ..close to everything

RV Parking at Iowa State Fairgrounds - 50A FHU $25 a night

yippee. . .we’ll take it. . .but let’s only pay for two nights just in case. . .

it’s on a little bit of a grade. ..but we just run the back wheels up

on a couple of leveling blocks. . .it’s all good. . .

except. . .it had recently rained. . .the ground was a wee bit softer

than we anticipated. . .so the leveling blocks kinda sank a little bit overnight. . .

so now we’re kinda sloping a bit . . .what to do. . .what to do?


Do we move the coach up, add some more blocks, re-level. . .

or just cope for one more night. . .yep. . .you guessed it. . .

it was easy getting to the bedroom. . .you just run down hill. . .LOL!

JK. . .it wasn’t THAT bad. . .

RV Parking at Iowa State Fairgrounds - 50A FHU $25 a night

the neighbors next door were parked the opposite direction. . .

they had their rear end completely on the ground in order to get level. . .

awww well. . .it worked. . .(he looked at me like I was crazy when I asked if I could take this pic)

all in the name of blog fodder. . .what can I say?


They have 2000 RV spaces within the fairgrounds. . .mostly 30A. . .water and electric only. . .

the lady checking me in said during the fair, they also utilize two pastures,

and park 2000 additional rigs there (dry camping). . .can you imagine?


as is usual, we are here to see the Iowa State Capitol. . .

Iowa State Capitol

and it is gorgeous. . .

Capitol Dome - Iowa State CapitolRotunda - Iowa State Capitol

outside                                                       as well as inside                            

 

Art Gallery - Iowa State Capitol

of course we are always drawn to the art gallery. . .

the lower piece is called Westward. . . 

Art Gallery - Iowa State Capitol

but the upper pieces are just glorious. . .

Mosaic Art - Iowa State CapitolMosaic Art - Iowa State CapitolMosaic Art - Iowa State Capitol

they are not paintings. . .they are mosaic. . .

millions of pieces of mosaic tile. . .and there is no grout. . .

you simply must go and stand it front of it. . .and touch it. . .and see it with your own eyes. . .wow!

Iowa State Capitol

on the way to see the mosaics we pass this sign posted outside the

Gallery of the House Chamber. . .check the last line. . .what era do you think that hails from?

I remember flash bulbs that popped and exploded sort of. . .do you?

Law Library - Iowa State CapitolLaw Library - Iowa State CapitolLaw Library - Iowa State Capitol

and then, the other thing you should go see with your own eyes,

is the Iowa State Capitol Law Library. . .just spectacular. . .

Reflection in Building - Iowa State Capitol

so tickled to get this reflection. . .is it beautiful or what?

Amazing how much difference having a camera makes. . .right?

 

See you next time at Lake McBride State Park. . .

we are in need of a little nature. . .

 

‘til then,

Janice and Dave

 

please enjoy more pics of the State Capitol here. . .

and in our album