January 24, 2019

Melrose is the Little Ireland of Iowa. Of course, if you are going to be the Little Ireland...you better have an Irish pub. For Melrose, that spot is Feehan's Pub

Whether or not you are the Little Ireland or not, every small town needs a place for people to gather to...

January 15, 2019

Monroe County's Melrose is affectionately known as Iowa's Little Ireland. The town website and a Facebook page both inform you that upon entering, you will be greeted by Leprechauns. I don't know that any jumped right out and shook my hand or offered me any of the...

January 10, 2019

In my travels around the United States, a pub in Charleston, South Carolina known as The Griffon stands out as memorable simply because of the very unique choice of decor on the walls and ceilings. I've been there twice and I always tell people to stop in if they are h...

January 8, 2019

When my friend told me she was going to take me to the veteran's park outside of Albia, I nodded my agreement and assumed it would be like a lot of other monuments that have been erected across Iowa. I assumed it would be nice, patriotic, and professionally done but ma...

January 4, 2019

In many of our 99 counties, a stately courthouse  is located in the middle of a town square in the county seat. These gorgeous examples of period architecture are often surrounded by storefronts and businesses that are the backbone of the commerce activity in that comm...

January 2, 2019

You know a place is going to be good when you pull up on a Sunday around noon (right after church) and the parking lot is full of cars and the seats are full of hungry families and Sunday-best dressed senior citizens.

The Highway Restaurant is located on the south side...

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