Activities at the newly built Fort Dodge Recreational Facility in Iowa include volleyball, basketball and weightlifting, but inclusive packages, covering meals and accommodations, might require a minimum stay of three to five years.

map.That's right: The facility is a state prison. But, no, the Iowa penal establishment hasn't gone the route of using euphemisms to soften the impact of words like "penitentiary" and "correctional."

Rather, when the state put together the latest edition of its official tourism map, the cartographer's typographer incorrectly re-created "Correctional" as "Recreational" (if you follow), to the self-described horror of Darrel Rensink, director of the state's Department of Transportation, who was kind enough to send Insider a copy of the map.

The new state prison's warden was quoted by the Associated Press as saying he hasn't yet encountered any tourists seeking out a recreational facility. But until the error is corrected -- which won't be till next year's version of the map, according to Rensink -- 1.7 million of the maps will be in circulation at visitor bureaus, information centers, rest stops and other tourism venues throughout the state.

Now, we hope no travelers to Iowa find this little point on the map and make the unwitting mistake of seeking it out for recreation, but if they do, we'd sure like to hear about it.

Swim-up sundaes

2 men in a small boat.On a hot day in Bodrum, Turkey, Insider and some pals hired a traditional gulet (a wooden sailboat) for the afternoon. The captain took us to Black Island, where other gulets and their passengers could be found sunbathing and swimming.

Here, we were greeted with a '90s spin on a familiar '50s summer staple. But instead of the jingling of an ice cream truck's bells, we heard the rumbling of an outboard motor as the ice cream boat pulled in between two gulets.

Two men clad in T-shirts and baseball caps (no white uniform and bowtie for these entrepreneurs) displayed the familiar sign that offered to swimmers and boaters such favorites as ice cream sandwiches and strawberry shortcakes. Can ice cream helicopters be far behind?

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Thanks to Capt. Tom Thomason of Carnival Corp. and Linda Munson of Royal International Travel in Birmingham, Mich., for cluing us in to another Hemingway centenary celebration.

The Hemingway Foundation will hold an event called "Michigan in Hemingway" on the state's Lower Peninsula, in Petosky, July 18 to 25. The event will feature social and educational gatherings in the region where the author spent his childhood summers and set many of his stories.

More information is available from the West Michigan Tourist Association in Grand Rapids.

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