Beach Party Vibe – Clear Lake

Each new city and town we visit has its own particular feel. Some are historic sites with ages of artifacts. Others are artistic centers that entertain the eyes with rich and unique visions. It only took a few minutes for us to realize that Clear Lake, Iowa has a beach party vibe. Our arrival was timed for the morning of July 3rd, so there was a little extra electricity in the air. With a lakeside carnival in full swing, it was promising to be an entertaining visit. We want to thank Clear Lake, Iowa, and the local businesses for hosting our visit. Rest [...]

By |2022-01-04T07:30:54-06:00January 4th, 2022|Clear Lake, Guides, Iowa, Midwest|0 Comments

Kinney Pioneer Museum – Look For The Stories

First impressions can say a lot, but sometimes you need to look deeper. When we visit a new museum, it gives us an opportunity to learn about the destination we are exploring. Since the majority of the artifacts are usually donated by residents, it also gives a personal peek into the lives of those who founded the area. It becomes more about the stories behind the pieces, which is what history is really meant to tell. When we stepped through the door at the Kinney Pioneer Museum, we knew instantly that we would be diving into the lives of those that made Clear [...]

By |2021-12-07T12:44:36-06:00December 7th, 2021|Clear Lake, Iowa, Midwest|0 Comments

Patriotic Twist at PM Park

The folks in Clear Lake, Iowa certainly know how to celebrate. We visited this lake-centric city on the 3rd of July, and found everyone kicking it with a patriotic twist. The crowds were already in the holiday spirit and a weekend at the lake makes for a perfect escape. Pulling up to PM Park, it was hard to imagine that this place is over 100 years old. This popular hangout was designed for entertaining, so we knew we were in for a treat. We want to thank Clear Lake Chamber and PM Park for hosting our visit. Rest assured all opinions are our [...]

By |2021-10-19T06:12:33-06:00October 19th, 2021|Clear Lake, Iowa, Midwest|2 Comments

End Of An Era – Surf Ballroom

Each decade seems to bring its own musical trend. The 1940s were all about the Big Band sound that inspired a generation of crooners. When the 1950s rolled in, the sounds of Rock 'n Roll vied with the previous decade's hits for airtime. Much like other passing trends, the popularity of this new sound created the end of an era for Swing music. New faces were becoming stars and they were eager to get in front of their fans. For years, the Surf Ballroom was an important step in the progress to gain national fame. Stars from all music genres scheduled shows at [...]

By |2021-09-17T05:57:20-06:00September 17th, 2021|Clear Lake, Iowa, Midwest|8 Comments
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