Exploring in Iowa

It started off as an ordinary trip, stopping for a geocache from time to time. Somewhere between Davenport and Iowa City, Brant and Pricila decided to leave the interstate and do some real exploring. As they headed south finding an occasional geocache the morning turned towards noon time they admitted that hunger was creeping up and the sun was getting hot. When they arrived in the small town of Bonaparte, they parked in front of the bank and checked their GPS. Seeing the closest geocache was less than a mile to the west they turned east. Food waited at “The River’s Edge Pub and Grub“.

They had a leisurely lunch in the air-conditioned pub. Then headed west for the needed walk to stretch their legs and find the geocache. It was a short mile walk, where they found the geocache New Lexington, the geocache name remembers the history of the location.

New Lexington was platted by Isaac Reed in 1837 when the area was in Desmoines Co, WisconsinTerritory. It was home to Dr. James Turner, the Phrenologist, who with the help of others, robbed the grave of Chief Black Hawk and almost sparked a war.

Now back to the car and flip a coin on where to head next.


What Pegman Saw is a weekly fiction prompt utilizing Google Maps. The assignment is to write a story–150 words or less–based upon the location provided.
Note: Learn more about Geocacheing. It’s a great way to get outdoors, and explore the world around you.


About Mike

I'm an avid bicyclist, that also enjoys Kayaking, Nature Photography, Cross Country Skiing and Geocaching. There's nothing more boring than sitting indoors in "good" weather.
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3 Responses to Exploring in Iowa

  1. k rawson says:

    Way cool, are those prompts actually there? Thanks for joining the prompt!

  2. Great stuff. My daughter and I went there recently and were struck by the town’s dreadful history. It’s quite a place.

  3. DebraB says:

    I enjoyed your story. Sounds like a gruesome place!

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