24 Jul 19
MAQUOKETA, Iowa- “On a hot day when its 93 and you can’t get any comfort, you go in the cave and its just like being in a walk in cooler.” For hikers, families, and nature lovers.The Maquoketa State park’s 16-plus caves serve as the main attraction. “It’s not as muddy as the other side caves so there’s a draw there to have fun and stay clean,” says hiker Jim Rolling. These caves are unlike any others in the country. “We’re not as glorious as some of the other caves you go to because our caves are unique that you don’t need to have a guide, you can go through them on your own. You can touch the wall you can go crawling through the caves,” says the parks technician Ryland Richards. The Maquoketa Caves State park encompasses over three-hundred acres of land. In the early 18-hundreds, the caves were accidentally re-discovered by hunters Joshua Bear and David Scott. “They went hunting through the woods and they found this deer. The deer ran into the caves and they waited for the deer to come back. They went into the caves later on to find it then they realized the deer had actually run through the cave so that’s when the caves were kinda rediscovered,” shares Richards. That’s when the history of the caves emerged. Artifacts such as stone tools and pottery were all found on the grounds. Archaeologists tying that back to prehistoric Native Americans. “The native Americans were in this area. The Sauk and the Fox from our records from what we know. They were here,” says Richards. They were hunters, farmers, and nomads.Some of these artifacts can be found at the Sagers museum on site. The caves became a place popular for picnics and family outings. In the late 1920’s, a woman named Mrs. A.J House helped it become what it is today. “We became a state park in 1933, that’s when we official became a park and then since then that was the first little piece of land. They’ve added things since then.” Making the Maquoketa Caves a cool spot on a hot day.
23 Jul 19

Satchmo Summerfest, the festival honoring late New Orleans jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong, returns to the old New Orleans Mint located at 400 Esplanade Ave. from August 2 to 4. Now in its 19th year, the festival coincides with Armstrong’s birthday on August 4 and features a line-up of food, music, and special events throughout the […]

23 Jul 19
Privat sfär och studier som lugnar nerverna

[:sv]Säger en del om våra fiender, och hur viktigt det är för dem att skapa rädsla för att hålla nere frekvenserna i folk. Americans may want to think twice before that next summer swim. Many of the country’s idyllic beaches conceal a filthy secret below the sand and waves: dangerous levels of bacteria that put […]

23 Jul 19
Escapist's Corner

FANTASTICFICTION SUMMARY You’ve been offered a luxury apartment, rent free. The catch: you may not live long enough to enjoy it…. No visitors. No nights spent away from the apartment. No disturbing the other residents.  These are the only rules for Jules Larson’s new job as apartment sitter for an elusive resident of the Bartholomew, […]

23 Jul 19
Ace Backwords Blog

Ace Backwords July 23, 2018 at 11:34 PM ·  One of the interesting things about George Martin. And why the Beatles trusted him. As much as he contributed to all those Beatles songs. He never once asked for a penny of royalties. He maintained his job simply as a staff employee of Abbey Road during the […]

23 Jul 19
Fru Nilsson`s hæklede ting og sager

Hækle opskrift rigt illustreret med fotos og test hæklet ..

I samarbejde med littlebugz er der lavet en garnpakke til opskriften  som kan ses her

23 Jul 19
Fan Fest | For Fans, By Fans

Pennhurst Paracon 2019 was a hot ticket over the weekend! Literally. With temperatures creeping over the 100-degree mark, hardcore ghost hunting enthusiasts united in their shared passion for the paranormal. Thankfully, the sultry conditions did not dampen the mood as smiling fans meandered beneath the toasty tents. Certainly, the relentless heat was an unforeseen factor […]

23 Jul 19

Avslut kan kännas så jävla tydligt. Jag vet alltid när dom är där medan andra nekar. Inte säger dom. Inte är det slut. Allt kommer vara precis som vanligt bara lite annorlunda. Men jag vet och jag har alltid rätt. När ett kapitel är över tar sidorna slut. Och kvar finns bara tomhet.