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Family Weekend in Iowa

Last week after being suspiciously absent from the blog and social media,  I am back from spending a week in Iowa with my family. Last week my grandmother died at 99 years of age. As a family, we mourned our loss and celebrated her life simultaneously sharing memories and spending time with each other. The time we sprung her from the assisted living facility she lived in for a convertible ride around town: My grandmother lived in a small town in central Iowa, Eldora. The town itself is pretty adorable and is the home of the beautiful Pine Lake State Read More

Iowa Eats

Last weekend I headed home to Iowa to hang out with my family (and a friend) and eat all the food. Mom and I always make a list of things to do and places to eat while I am home. This year’s list was pretty epic with some new restaurants, old favorites, the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, shopping, Star Trek, and gambling at the casino. I haven’t been to the Machine Shed in years but it was on the way home from the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library so we stopped in for some Iowa-style food.  While not a Diners, Drive-Ins, Read More