Close to Pikes Peak State Park is the cute little town of McGregor, Iowa. Coming into town, my first thought was, "Shouldn't that be MacGregor?" Well the founder was named MacGregor, but I guess the 'a' was dropped somewhere along the way.
Although I don't write a post about every town we see, McGregor had some quaint sights.
Sadie's Log Cabin was built in 1848 and moved to town. It's now a part of Little Switzerland Inn and you can stay in it.
I googled it and the inside looks nothing like you would expect. To see it, click here.
We were amazed when we spotted this 'House IN the Rock'.
For a town with a population of less than 1000, it seems to be doing pretty well. Even the building that was boarded up was done so artistically.
This statue is by the riverboat casino. Is it some kind of a warning?
I just have to show off my big find. When it comes to drinking water on a hike, I prefer to use a regular water bottle. I've been refilling used ones and know it's supposed to be unhealthy. Since I'm cheap and have environmental objections to buying cases of bottled water, I've tried a couple of options with unhappy results. I don't like the taste of the metal bottles and using the wide-mouthed BPA free bottle results in me dribbling the water down my shirt.
Then I happened upon these BPA free bottles in ShopKo.
Nice hard plastic with an added feature for easy filling and ice.
I'm a happy camper!