There are places, you know, where we just feel like we are home. One of those, for me, is Iowa. My roots run deep in the rural farmlands and in the towns that were built around cornfields, country schools, and churches.
For the last four days, my boy and I have driven hundreds of miles through the Iowa countryside in search of lakes, water parks, and family we haven’t seen in quite some time.
Oh my, have we had fun!
Our first stay was at scenic Storm Lake. It’s a small town, with a welcoming feel. We had two nights at the King’s Pointe Resort. It sits right next to the lake, so the lobby has a beautiful view.
It has a restaurant and one evening I had grilled walleye and shrimp. Yum!
Besides lake access, there are also indoor and outdoor water parks. We went down this orange slide!
There are some really cool parks around town. One has a really nice veterans memorial and a huge anchor from a 1943 ship.
We loved the Living Heritage Tree Museum. My favorite one was a tree that is a descendant of Johnny Appleseed’s tree.
Our time in Storm Lake was pretty amazing. The lodging, food, scenery, downtown bakery, water fun, and sunsets were definitely memory makers.
After Storm Lake, we stayed in the Spirit Lake/Okoboji area. Love those towns, too
Hope you’re having a wonderful Saturday.