St. Germain

Chateau de Saint-Germain-en-Laye Located in the Paris suburb of St. Germain, this little fixer-upper is formally called the Chateau de Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Louis VI built the first castle on this site in 1124. A chapel (not shown here) was added in 1238. Expanded several times over the centuries, Louis XIV was born here in 1638, but … Continue reading St. Germain

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American Gothic Update

We went to Eldon, Iowa to see the original home that Grant Wood used as a background for his famous "American Gothic" painting.   Don't let the run down appearance of Eldon scare you away, the American Gothic Museum is first class; i.e. modern, very well done with knowledgeable and dedicated staff. The Staff provides … Continue reading American Gothic Update

Lego Museum

Without knowing any better, I would guess I was in a Lego museum.  A shelf spanning two walls is covered, literally blanketed, with Lego creations of all shapes and sizes.  You name it and you can you can make it with Legos. This is just the "active" collection; i.e. the ones that are currently being played with. Out … Continue reading Lego Museum