I went and visited the in-laws this Easter weekend. I took the K Model in the truck so I could get away and explore the twisty, hilly backroads of this part of Iowa. I cut through fields, worked trails, crossed about a dozen streams(small bridges of all sorts) and basically rode every road in the area. Mercer Road is a hilly ripper of an adventure ! All types of old gas stations (make cool shops), buildings, mills, etc. This old, Catholic stone church was quiet as a mouse on Easter morning. A beautiful piece of pride and togetherness - once bustling and ringing with small children and church hymms - quite sad. The artist Grant Wood helped establish an art colony in the 1930s here. I took a break, as I shut down my bike, and relaxed in the grass - taking it the beautiful view of Stone City below. I wonder what this church looked like on Easter morning in 1908, 1920. 1941 (with boys gone off to war), 1965 . . . ? (I'll bet there wasn't a '52K with hot cams parked by the front door.) A clump of wild Daffodils growin' in the ditch (I've never seen that !) Lots of history - a great weekend all together . . .