The ultimate reason for a trip to Iowa at this particular time was that we had been added to a tour group to see Jon Kinzenbaw's tractor collection. Kinzenbaw is the founder of Kinze Manufacturing (click HERE to read about that). We, along with our tractor club, were on a three-year waiting list to be a part of the twice-a-year viewing of Jon's tractor collection, but the mother of the little girl I babysit knows the family, and she pulled some strings so we could be there this year. We were scheduled for Tuesday morning. I suggested to Cliff that we leave on Sunday so we could make a stop at Dumont Museum in Sigourney; it's only open on weekends. We've been there several times, but it's always interesting. I could just take a seat and watch Lyle's trains all day long, and Cliff never tires of looking at his Oliver tractor collection.
Lyle and Helen don't just collect tractors.