Congratulations! My busy life means you win this fine exhibition of Contemporary American Rest Area art. Yes, I know. That’s cheating. And yet, here it is. The first rest area we stopped at in Iowa.IMG_20160503_184911 IMG_20160503_184930

I’m fairly sure this nifty sculpture is supposed to represent “Amber waves of grain.” Looks like it might even light up at night.

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This mural shows some of the marvelous fossils that have been found in Iowa. Note, in particular, the mollusks. That’s the kind of fossil I find. Ignore the Mastodon. That’s the kind of fossil my childhood nemesis and her evil minions find. (Her dad worked in a stone quarry. She had bulldozers and blasting caps. That’s cheating.) And anyway, it was only a tiny little chunk of tooth. You know. About the size of a really mediocre brick. Really. The University only put it in her museum because she would have cried, if they didn’t. šŸ˜‰

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Those are local flowers… I think. Didn’t have time to read the label. It’s a tile floor. Not quite a mosaic.

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    I kind of like the rest area art šŸ™‚

    I’ve found lots of fossilized mollusks, too. And once, at Badlands National Park, my son (about age 7 at the time) found a jawbone of some ice-age critter.

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