Late in the summer of 2012, Jon and I went to visit my family in the Midwest. We spent most of our time in the part of the state where I grew up, visiting attractions I'd never seen and places familiar to me. Part of the trip was to help me remember places and get a better sense of the are where I grew up so I can better depict it in my fiction. Here are a few stories from that visit.
Farms and Backroads
Cranes - with a visit to the International Crane Foundation
Bookends - a little time in Minneapolis