I am having a hard time swallowing the fact that july 4th is in the review mirror. how are we already this far into the summer? the husband + I have stayed on the go. we’ve been doing as much as possible outdoors and traveling. (mostly to visit our families, but that counts). we still have so much to do, and so little time. I don’t want this summer to end without a camping trip, a zoo brew night, a few more nights at the baseball stadium, many more saturday morning
breakfast burritos trips to the farmer’s market, regular scenic walks through the city, and of course .. the iowa state fair.
I am sure it goes without saying, I also want to get better at (not only) bringing my camera with me everywhere, but getting it out. that’s the tricky part; getting it out. there are many adventures to be shared. so, let’s start with independence day weekend ..
from my july to yours.
the husband + I spent part of the weekend at a family reunion. and the other part in my parent’s yard (truly). the family reunion was up by mason city, IA. it’s where my grandparents were born, and where we continue to meet to celebrate our family. there was a day spent at the linn grove country club (fun fact: it used to be my grandma’s family farm). I stayed at the clubhouse, guarding the beer cooler, while the husband golfed. we got
ice cream turtle sundaes at the famous birdsall’s in mason city, which opened in 1931. there was a walking tour around the frank lloyd wright houses built in mason city. and a visit to the home of the man who wrote “the music man”. (also in mason city). we then spent the remainder of the weekend playing games at my parents, watching fireworks, and eating s’mores around a campfire. it was glorious + very american (at least in my book).