Field of Dreams.. coming true

9/18/2022 we stayed at Cherry Glen campground near Polk City Iowa, I made the reservations a couple hours before we got there, and all we had to do was was pull in and the gentleman checked off our names.

That’s where Harvy was parked site #7

They had water- potable and non potable water, a flushing station, showers and some super loud cicada’s. Mitch’s favorite campground so far.

Off we go, towards Dyersville, Iowa to see where they filmed Field of Dreams
We stopped into Waterloo, Iowa for a bit of thrift store shopping. This Goodwill has great prices!
While waiting for Mitch at Chick-Fil-A in Waterloo (our first time ever having it, btw Yum) I made reservations to tour the house at field of dreams. And yes, we stopped into Waterloo because of the song, even though it wasn’t about this town
The house was originally built in the late 1800’s
The old TV… I remember having to turn the dial as a kid before they invited the remote
They originally titled the movie after the book, Shoeless Joe, but decide to change the title before releasing the movie.
You can actually rent the house to stay the night
Signed photo by the actors
The original stove that was in the movie
The have bats, balls and gloves for you to use
Kevin Costner carved this into the bleachers between takes during the filming of the movie
View from the bleachers
We signed the guest register
The new owner has big plans for the future.. if you want to see it before all the changes, go soon.
For now they are only asking for donations, and it’s $20 per person for a tour inside the house
If you build it, they will come

It was a special experience. The calmness that surrounds the grounds, the pristine grass, everyone there for the love of the game, the movie… some both. I cherished every second. Mitch and I brought own out mit and ball, then we realized they had bats. We hit a few balls and next thing you know we had an audience. A bus tour group of elderly folks filled the bleachers. They asked me to take a picture and I was delighted to oblige.

Ball signed by James Earl Jones
They even have a selfie stick in the ground where you can put your phone to take a picture

We head further east to find a place for the night. Mitch found an RV park called Hoot Owl Hollow Campgrounds near Dubuque Iowa. On our way there we passed a beautiful church.

Church near Dyersville Iowa

As we turned the corner there was a cemetery behind it. Intrigued by the elaborate headstones, we stopped.

This person died in 1888
To walk a cemetery, seeing how long ago they lived always fills me with more questions than answers and reminds me to cherish this short time on earth.
Sunset at the cemetery

We pull into the RV park, call the number on the door and settle in for the night. As we walked to the drop box to pay for the night I see a basketball hoop and a couple balls on the ground. Another opportunity to check off a bucket list item… play “pig” with my man. yup, just to play a little basketball with Mitch has been something I’ve wanted to do since we began dating, so like 16 years. I almost had him with a hook shot, double or nothin, but of course he nailed it.

Sunset in Iowa
Mitch had his own bucket list check off today, walking through a corn field.

Sometimes in life, the most meaningful and special memories have nothing to do with money or anything extravagant. It’s the little things, a corn field, a basketball or a movie about faith and baseball.

Loading up and heading towards Chicago today

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