I just left visiting the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. This was the last place Rock & Roll legends Buddy Holly, Big Bopper and Richie Valens played before they were tragically killed in a plane crash later that evening of February 2, 1959. I cannot see anything topping this during the rest of the trip. Wow! The ballroom alone was awesome without the story behind it. I will probably wait until I get home to do up this post the way it deserves. Okay, I just had to get that out of the way so the excitement will settle down a bit. Now to my regularly scheduled post for the day.
Blue Earth, Minnesota & Britt, Iowa
Here is one I did not have on my list to see. I came across it by pure dumb luck. What a find!
Ho ho ho
Just in case you ever wanted to know what the big feller’s backside looked like.
Here are the facts about him. It was Labor Day and I figured the processing plant would be closed so didn’t go looking for it. I would be interested in seeing how they got all those peas and kernels of corn into a can without spilling any.
But as lucky as I was with the Jolly Green Giant my luck ran out with the National Hobo Museum in Britt Iowa. They were closed for the season and wouldn’t re-open until they caught a boxcar back to Britt next May. My first big disappointment of this odyssey.
I had prewritten this post up before seeing the Surf Ballroom. Hell, I've forgotten all about that "big disappointment" after this morning.