Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Ten Things Tuesday- Taking a Road Trip

I have been busy and have not been here much.

Sorry. Life gets in the way.

I have been picking and freezing peas
Walking into town with my daughter
and going places like orthodontists and 50th anniversary parties.

In fact, I thought my road trip would be a good topic for ten things Tuesday.

I didn't get many pictures of what I saw on the way or they didn't turn out.
You'll just have to trust me.

This week's Ten Things Tuesday is about my road trip to my aunt and uncle's 50th wedding anniversary party and my commentary on things seen and heard.

             When plain water isn't good enough, go Artesian!

2. West Branch
    Birthplace of the former president Herbert Hoover. The little house is still there.
Is there an East Branch?

3. Herbert Hoover Highway
   If you take that, will it lead to depression?

4. My cousin's son
   He's 9. I saw him once-2 years ago and he remembered me. My thoughts were " How does he remember me?" Sparkling personality or fabulous red hair? It's a toss up.

5. Food
   They had some I could eat. Nuts and potato chips. Or cheese. Awesome! I didn't know if I'd be able to have anything.

6. Clear skies and no stink
   The landfill in Iowa City had caught fire recently and skies had been smoky and it was no pleasant odor. They covered it, but it was still burning underneath. I was pleasantly surprised.

7. I didn't need to hear that.
    My cousin's(same one) daughter came up to me and told me she threw up in the bathroom. Thanks for sharing, little girl.

8. I don't need to see that.
   My uncle is on dialysis. My aunt suggested my sister and I go ask him to lift the sleeve of his shirt up so we could see what his arm looks like from doing the dialysis. Eww! I don't want to even think about it.

9. It's the Ox Yoke Inn!
   The Amana Colonies is an area along Interstate 80 where German's settled and they have a little village. Great touristy spot if you are ever passing through the state. I have not been to the Ox Yoke Inn in years, but they have great food and they used to give out fresh bread and butter with the meal. Super good!

10. No music
      Not that it is a bad thing, but the trip there and back involved no radio on in the car. I went with my sister and it was quiet. I don't know the last time that happened.

Happy Tuesday!


  1. Replies
    1. Adam, I hadn't til Sunday either.

  2. I like Artesian water too. # 3 was my favorite, it made me chuckle. What gives, you can only eat nuts potato chips and cheese?

    1. Alex, I am currently on a wheat free diet. I feel better, but regular cake and sandwiches are out.

  3. No music or audio books? How long a trip was it?!

    1. Gail, it was about 5 hours round trip. My daughter had her mp3 player til the battery died.

  4. Sounds like you had a lot of fun and time to think on the trip.
    Why do people always seem to think you want to see their bruises and scars?

  5. Hard to believe they named a highway after Herbert Hoover. A vacuum, yes. A highway, no.

    Glad you enjoyed yourself, even without music.

    1. Robyn, Iowa has very little claims to fame. We take what we can get.

  6. i would have turned the radio on if you would have asked....sorry i didn't think about turning in on.

    1. Laura, that's fine. I am just used to always having it on so it seemed different. Don't say sorry.

  7. Your cousin's son remembered you because of the read hair. No one ever forgets a redhead. We all love them. We all want to be them.

    1. Oh, Nellie. You flatterer, you!

  8. You know why you were remembered because you are awesome right not because last time you saw the boy you stood on his foot or tried to swing your leg over his head and missed.........lol Or maybe you called him a smelly little brat and he remembered that........lol Sorry.........

    Family visits are always such a pleasure aren't they I remember how much I loved going to visit my nan in Sydney it was such a great time just like going to the dentist and having a tooth pulled without pain relief.....lol

  9. Oh Jo-anne, you make me smile!


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