Sunday, August 8, 2010

Pictures From Vacation Day 9

This was the last full day of our vacation, DAY 9. We started in Albert Lea, MN and headed south into Iowa.

We first stopped in Clear Lake, Iowa. Here, on 2/3/59, a plane crashed in a corn field around 1:00am which was carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper as well as the pilot Roger Petersen. My parents were seniors in high school when this tragedy took place and I am interested in this type of pop culture, which is why we stopped here. You can read more about it here.

These glasses depict the beginning of a half-mile long trail back into the corn field to the crash site. Buddy Holly wore glasses similar to these.

Pictures from the crash site

The Field of Dreams from the road

And the sign next to the road

The farmhouse

On the field

Playing ball

"If you build it, they will come."

Carved into the bleachers from the movie. It says "Ray loves Annie."

We played in a little "pick up" game which was taking place. Here's B2 on first.

And B1 on first

On the bleachers

The wave

1 comment:

Willy said...

Great pictures, I love the cornfield ones!