Memorial Day Weekend: IOWA

For Memorial Day Weekend, I went with my favorite Iowan (and favorite person in general) to Iowa. I rode in a car for 26 hours (13 hours each way) in the course of 96 hours. John was a trooper and drove the full 26 hours. We left on Friday from Virginia, spent Saturday and Sunday in Iowa, and returned on Monday. I love the Midwest and had a great time with John and his family. Spending time in the Midwest helped me realize I need to slow down a bit more and enjoy each moment of life.

On Saturday, we started the morning off with breakfast and a game of croquet in John’s parents’ backyard. I am sad I never got a picture of the backyard because it is beautiful. Their house backs up to a golf course. We then toured Davenport and hopped on the Celebration Belle for a riverboat ride along the Mississippi. That afternoon we visited a friend of the Longeneckers, got ice cream at Whitey’s (amazing!), and picked up John’s grandma for pizza at Happy Joes. On Sunday, we headed to church and afterwards had a cook out at John’s grandparent’s farm. We then played a rousing game of Uno, which was interrupted by a Tornado Warning.

It was a very fast but wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! Below are a few pictures. I really wish I had taken more.

My view for 26 hours - the road trip warrior!
My view for 26 hours – the road trip warrior!
It was a bit windy...
It was a bit windy…
…so we decided to face the other direction.
…so we decided to face the other direction.
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Here we are with John’s mom’s parents.
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Here we are with John’s Dad’s Mom.

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