Hello! It’s me!
Mom and Dad showed me where it all began today. Thirty years ago, they were married. A day later, they formally moved to Iowa. Today we entered Iowa.
They showed me a lake where there was a park, and at that park Dad enjoyed a can or two of Milwaukee’s Best beer.
We saw Dad’s first place of employment.
We saw where Dad ate when he was first employed … can you all say GIANT TENDERLOIN???
Mom and Dad even showed me the first condo they lived in.
We spent hours driving around Iowa State University – looking at the renovated football stadium among other things.
Some things on campus changed (most). Some didn’t.
All of this activity made Mom & Dad experience hunger … so they supped at a Midwestern Favorite.
I sensed Mom & Dad had mixed feelings about coming back here … loving the place where it all started and stunned by the fact that the trees were all huge and the businesses they enjoyed were mostly closed. Progress never relents. Except for HyVee groceries. They’re a constant.
Late in the day, we were blessed by a thunderstorm that yielded a rainbow … the rainbow connected their beginning to their pot of gold (me).
P.S.: Postings will be lean over the next few days as we enjoy time with friends!
P.P.S.: We’re doing laundry tonight. Not everything is as glamorous as it could be.
P.P.P.S.: What has your favorite part of our trip been so far?