Corn Country Vacation Update

The past 2-1/2 days have been crazy since we arrived in – pretty much as soon as we hit my sister’s driveway Tuesday evening it’s been a constant flurry of activity.

activities, of course – in between driving our husbands nuts with our constant banter as we play catch-up, we’ve enjoyed special events like a Shakespeare play at the University of Iowa, checking out the Amana Colonies (and enjoying excessive amounts of fudge) and fabulous cookouts on the grill in their relaxing back yard since the weather has been absolutely perfect.

Since I keep getting interrupted every 1.2358 seconds, I haven’t had a chance to get online let alone post or visit – but I figured I better throw something up so the won’t collect here too rapidly.  I know I’ll already have enough dust to deal with when I get and find out how many parties our cat Norman had while we were gone.  I thought I’d share some more pictures from our second day of travel.

We saw a lot of these:

Some of this:

And a lot of this:

Princess chose not to utilize the DVD player, and decided to create her own entertainment during the trip.  Which ended up entertaining the front seat drivers, too.

We passed a Wind Farm at one point in either Ohio or Indiana, and afterward kept seeing these going down the road from the opposite direction:

Either just before or just after we crossed the border of Iowa, there was a parking only rest area on both sides of the freeway, and we saw that three of the oversize load semis were sitting in the opposite side – so of course we had to stop and take pictures from the other side of the freeway:

With so much activity and so much fun, has been a welcome reprieve – even for the Nagger:

Have a great weekend and a Happy and Safe !

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About Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)

After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance and I chose to become a SAHM and WAHM - I love every minute of it. We added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension to our family. We have an eclectic mix of pets: dogs, cats, birds and fish. I love to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, I take on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. My favorite, of course, is making my own wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway. I blog about the joys of parenting, family, friends, life, love and anything else that strikes my fancy. I do enjoy doing reviews and giveaways for products I use, believe in and can stand behind.
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36 thoughts on “Corn Country Vacation Update

  1. Yep, Iowa still look exactly the same as I remember it. PN looks like she’s having a great time with the dogs. The dogs….not so much. 🙂

  2. wow. look at those skies….
    sounds and looks like you are having fun…hope the rest of the vacation goes well!

  3. I hope y’all have a great 4th too! I’m wondering about Princess Nagger and her obsession with making the dogs kiss…lol too cute 🙂

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  5. Looks like you also saw a lot of blue sky! Cute pictures of nagger with the dogs! Does Nagger also like Alligators? I have a toy alligator she can have if she wants it!

  6. Hurray for PN making her own entertainment! I bring CDs and puppets on our road trips from Chicago to Des Moines, and that helps us get there happy!

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  9. Aren’t you the dedicated blogger. Just bloggin’ away on your vacation too! What’s wrong with you girl! Go have some fun, have a couple of glasses of vino, lay out in the sun, and just relax! Although that’s mighty fine country out there the pics are wonderful, and everything is so blue and green and fabulous! Now say hello to my daughter too okay! My youngest lives in Burlington, Iowa! She has two puppies Princess Nagger can play with there too. Labs Tink (short for Tinker Bell and Wendy), and my grandson Edward! hehehe HAVE FUN AND A SAFE & FUN 4TH.

  10. Yep…that’s what it pretty much looks like here. FLAT and corn/soy beans. Jealous? Kinda like Green Acres.

    Hey, at least you had internet and great weather 🙂

    Have a safe rest of your trip.

  11. Amazing that you have the whole family in the car for a long car trip and I look forward to hearing all about your time with the rest of the family. Enjoy your fourth of July weekend and the rest of your vacation.

  12. Yeay for Iowa! 🙂 I spent my first 8 yrs in Ankeny (by Des Moines) and my next ten (graduated high school) in the small town of Marengo (by Amana). I went to college at ISU (Ames) and met my husband who is from Newton, so we still get back as much as we can. I had my first job in Cedar Rapids (by Iowa City). It sounds like your sister lives in a similar area as to where I went to high school and worked at my first job. So I enjoyed reading this post 🙂

  13. P.S. Your earlier comment from Harriet is incorrect — Iowa is NOT flat, that is a huge myth. Just ask anyone who has ridden on the famous RAGBRAI (this year’s will be held later this month), LOL! There aren’t any mountains but there plenty of hills!

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  20. You kind of lost me at “excessive amounts of fudge”. But good for PN for creating her own entertainment – WE all had to do it, right??

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  25. Stacy, those pictures are gorgeous! So pretty! I love the pics of PN and that dogs, that is just adorable! Luv u!

  26. Living and working in the hussle and smog of a big city, those pictures sure do bring back a yearning to go back home for the ‘quality’ of life. Enjoy the rest of your trip.

  27. we have a windmill farm here in Indiana…and it always makes me smile when I pass it by…how cook that you saw one (some) in transport. It looks so ginormous on that truck. Very cool…and enjoy your vacation.