On Sunday, PB and I took a little roadtrip to Ames, Iowa. “Ames, Iowa?” you ask. Yes, indeed. Because that’s where our daughter, Anna, and her husband, Dan, live. We hadn’t seen them since last December and she offered to make us meatballs, so we went.
Ames is a friendly place.
It was windy the whole time we were visiting. Must be why they are called the Cyclones at Iowa State.
Dan and Anna have a cute little apartment decorated all Anna-style. The meatballs were delicious. I’m just sorry I didn’t take a picture of them.
We brought the Spree along and handed the keys over to them. The scooter just doesn’t work for 6’5″ boys who weigh 200 lbs. (All muscle.) Anna took it out for a ride.
Then Dan took a spin.
While Dan was out, PB fixed the light socket in their garage. Because PB has to fix something when he goes visiting the kids.
When Dan got back, the men talked about garages and tools and cars and scooters. I went back in and ate some meatballs.
Anna and Dan took us to a very cool place for breakfast. They took us, but we paid. That’s what parents do.
Then Anna wanted to show us her favorite antique store in town. It was……..interesting. We knew that this was a one-of-a-kind antique store right at the door.
Like baskets? There were piles of baskets.
Or maybe dishes? There were stacks of dishes.
There were pots and vases as far as the eye could see.
There was a greenhouse in the back of the store….and a rocking chair…
Outside there was a real nice pile of pots.
Thankfully, they had an overflow shed. Look carefully: it’s full all the way up to the top window.
We had a great time with Dan and Anna.
They’ve gotten off to a good start.