It was the last day of our trip. We were expecting to just take US-61 straight home, but there was a detour. The detour took us into Fort Madison, Iowa. We were surprised.
|A reconstructed fort.|
|A very busy bridge carrying . . .|
|. . . trains and . . .|
|. . . more trains.|
|There were wonderful old buildings.|
And, there was a museum.
|I grew up using Shaeffer fountain pens. I admit I didn't know they started in Fort Madison. Click here to learn about the Museum.|
We asked one of the volunteers about a good place to eat and she suggested Ivy's. It was next door. When we went into Ivy's they were getting ready to close, but they stayed open to make us a sandwich. It was just a very nice experience. The whole experience of Fort Madison was pure serendipity, which was a new word to Heather.
I suspect we will find our way back to Fort Madison.