Tuesday, December 13, 2005

That's interesting.

I'm in Iowa right now, home to W.P. Kinsella's 'Field of Dreams,' but I haven't seen any baseball-playing ghosts. However, on the way to Urbandale and Des Moines yesterday, my wife and I witnessed:
  • 1 dead cow on the side of the road with a gaping wound across its chest (I think it was Werewolf damage! ;-)
  • 1 giant candy cane decoration out in the middle of a farmer's field.
  • 3 wild turkeys strutting down a train track.
    If we weren't in a hurry to get to an appointment in the city, I certainly would have taken photos. It was as if we were having one of those dreams where seemingly random images insert themselves. Only this stuff was all real.

    I did snap a shot of the weather on the drive back home. Though it doesn't look like it, the large, fluffy flakes were coming down at a blizzard pace. Our usual 1 hour and 20 return trip was closer to 2 hours this time.

    Photo of near Des Moines, Iowa by Chad Kerychuk.

    I also managed to fire off a quick snapshot of the giant neon mascot for Terrible's Casino near Osceola, Iowa. It's near the interstate highway so all travelers can pass by and cower at the beaming behemoth. It reminds me of an episode of The Simpsons where all the store mascots and giant signs come to life and attack Springfield. I'm not quite sure why you would name a casino 'Terrible's' but I understand there's a chain of them.

    Photo of a casino near Osceola, Iowa by Chad Kerychuk.

    Photos © 2005 Chad Kerychuk
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