Thursday, July 24, 2008


Back home to over 100 degree heat! But it is summer in Kansas so no whining! We so enjoyed our time with the kids and grandchildren. We took our 1955 Hobbyline canned ham travel trailer. Went to Ross' first in Pella, Iowa. Pella is such a beautiful town. I love the town square with the stores all in turn of the century buildings. There was a classic car show while we were there so we all walked uptown for that. LaVern and I took the grandkids to a couple different parks where we hiked. I had purchased a used GPS so we tried our hand at geocaching. It was a blast and the grandkids were sure excited when we found the hidden treasure! Brenna and Gavin had great fun in the trailer. They thought our screen door was like the window at McDonalds so we were ordering our food at the window and being served.
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Next we traveled to Rainer and Kalli's. They live on an acreage southwest of Winterset, Iowa. About 1 1/2 hours from Ross'. We camped for 4 days at the city park campground. The girls' fair was going on in Winterset so we spent our time there. The first two days was the horse show. Rainer's oldest, Cierra participated in the show with her horse, Mardel. She is an excellant showman, won Jr. Showman out of a class of 23 and took second place in the all around points. She does it all, roping, western riding, english riding, poles, barrels, halter, trail. Sidney, age 7 had a bucket calf. All three girls had numerous things in the fair; flowers, cake, leatherwork, photography. We had to get pictures of it all! Winterset is another great town to visit. Beautiful old homes and buildings plus the covered bridges.
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We left about 4:30 pm on Saturday from Winterset and started the long drive home. Stopped at my aunt Wanda's near Omaha for about an hour. My cousin Tom and his wife Bonnie had just arrived from Illinois so we enjoyed seeing them. Drove to Lincoln, NE. and stayed overnight in a Walmart parking lot. Then on home the next morning. Arrived about 11:00 AM. Spent the rest of the day unloading the camper, washing clothes, weeding the flower beds and watering.

LaVern has been busy this week with a bathroom remodel, built and installed a unit for a large walkin closet. Next week he is going to his nephew's home, south of Omaha and will spend a week there. He is gutting their bathroom and putting in an all new one. The following week is fair for us. I have rugs to finish! Stay cool!

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