May 6th, 2015
On our trip to the Nancy Drew convention in Iowa City, Iowa, we went to Ladora, the hometown of Mildred Wirt Benson. Here we had lunch at an old bank. It had been converted into a French Bistro, and I just wanted to share more about it!
The old Ladora Savings Bank, now the Ladora Bank Bistro!
The chair I sat on was decorated with suit jackets. Too cool!
Inside the bank on the wall was a shadowbox with a note about Millie, who wrote the first 23 Nancy Drew books and was from this town.
Spooky old staircase down to the restrooms — any excuse to go exploring? Yes please!
I thought I’d be adventurous like Nancy. This is the duck flatbread, topped with duck, dates, feta cheese, and a spicy Dijon mustard. It was excellent!