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Morning glory

Morning glory

Sometimes we’re on the road early enough to catch sunrises like these. Midwest is best.    

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Spotted

Spotted

Looks like McDonald’s took a cue from Culver’s big blue barn. We spotted this billboard/barn on I-80 yesterday. “Thank you, Iowa. What you grow helps us go.”

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Late September on the Farm

Late September on the Farm

We spent time at my grandparents’ South Dakota farm this weekend.  My sister brought my nieces to visit from Raleigh, NC.  The little city girls loved running on the farm.  In princess dresses, no less.  Why not? The apple tree was still full of fresh,…

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East Coast Tour – Day 2 & 3

East Coast Tour – Day 2 & 3

Our meetings have taken us through Pennsylvania and across Maryland. It was a beautiful drive. We’re headed down through Virginia today. The Shenandoah Valley was just stunning this morning.

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East Coast Tour – Day 1

East Coast Tour – Day 1

We flew into Philadelphia PA this morning.  The sky above the clouds was brilliant blue and gorgeous. After an afternoon appointment with a vendor, we drove through Amish country in Lancaster County. Totally different, but just as pretty.  America the beautiful, indeed.

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Clay County Fair

Clay County Fair

Our first stop at the Clay County Fair was in the swine barn, naturally.  Our friends’ daughter is showing pigs this year, so we stopped in to see Maddie and her hogs. Being a show pig is a rough life, let me tell you. Apparently…

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Virtual Vacation: Fair Food

Virtual Vacation:  Fair Food

We’re headed to the Clay County Fair in Iowa this week, and I couldn’t be more excited.  I grew up with a pretty good county fair, complete with a demolition derby and the PRCA Wild Bill Hickock rodeo, along with plenty of snow cones and cowboys….

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Sunshine & sunflowers

Sunshine & sunflowers

Every Monday needs a little sunshine. We found these beauties growing along the road in Iowa. These insects (lygus bugs) could pose a problem on a field of confection sunflowers. Lucky for the bugs, these are wild(sun)flowers. I’m always thankful for bright spots of beauty…

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Pizza Ranch

Pizza Ranch

Oh, rural America small town, how I love thee.  Your folks are friendly and you can see the stars at night. However, your small town cafes can be SO hit or miss with the vital ratio of Taste of Food to Amount of Grease.  But…

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Beautiful day for a drive

Beautiful day for a drive

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