I guess it is all a matter of perspective.
Anyway, this past weekend Mom, the roommate and I did the tourist thing and visited one of the state historic sites -- Montauk.
If you are ever in northeast Iowa, I definitely recommend this attraction. It has beautiful grounds, a great tour, and nice walking trails (although we didn't have the shoes to walk them this time).
And here is the best part: it is FREE!
A little taste . . .
Parlor/Main Living Area