Last Friday, we packed up the car, grabbed who was able to go, and made the trip to Iowa to visit Hubby’s parents. Unfortunately, only Hubs, Sweet Pea and I were able to go and we made the best of it.
We always know that we are getting close to our hometown (We both grew up there.) when we see the “H” bridge. It’s a welcoming site for all! Gma said the “H” stands for HELLO!!!
The town itself sits on the banks of the Mississippi and it’s just beautiful! The drive around the bluff is especially amazing with the river on one side and the bluff on the other! Watch out for falling rocks, though!!
We celebrated my in-laws 53rd Wedding Anniversary by having dinner out with my in-laws and Hubby’s Aunt and Uncle. (They’ve been married 63 years!) What a good looking crew!
While we’re there, we stay at a hotel so that we don’t inconvenience anyone. We seem to have a good time there!! Sweet Pea especially loves it because she’s tall enough to see out of the peep hole in the door AND they have make your own Belgian Waffles at the complimentary breakfast! Also, it’s always a family tradition to watch the home shopping channel. They’re always featuring Christmas items, all year ’round!
As we drove around town, I always stop by the house where I grew up. It looks absolutely wonderful! What a coincidence it was this week at home when I ran into a picture of the tree that I planted in that yard on Arbor Day, when I was in 4th grade! Just look how much it’s grown! Makes me smile!!
I always want to stop by, introduce myself and wander around the yard for old times sake. So many fond memories!
We ended the weekend celebration by attending church on Sunday with my in-laws and then taking off for home. I might add that we DID take advantage of the inexpensive gas while we were there! Fill ‘er up!!!!!
Little Sweet Pea kept busy on the ride home….she doesn’t mind the 5 hour drive!!