Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Iowa here we come.

On the road heading to Iowa... Heide is doing the navigating. She googled our destinations.

Do I look concerned? Are we heading South? Last time we traveled together we took the long way to Bemidji. I don't want to see the Canadian flag before I see the Iowa border.
We did stop in Forest City at "The Quilted Forest", we just forgot the camera in the truck and it was raining so we didn't go out to get it. Our visit with Shelley was fun as always. She was packing for the show, so we'll see her again. From there we went to Jewel. A cute little town that Debbie Bowles the designer of Maple Island Quilt patterns is from. Heide and Debbie are good friends so we stopped at her home town. After checking out the little quilt shop, Prairie Rose, we were told by the owner that they had homemade apple crisp at her restaurant. That sounded good to us so we went to "Mischells" Food and Spirits and had a piece. It was delicious and the atmosphere very quaint.
When we were heading out of Jewel, Heide spotted this Body Shop. She wanted to stop in and get a little work done. Evidently, she thought this was some kind of small town spa. I waited in the truck. When she came out with a puzzled look on her face she asked... "do my fenders still look wide to you"?  Graciously, I replied "You look Maahhvelous". From there we got back on the road and headed to Des Moines to our hotel.

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