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Thursday, July 26, 2012

At City Park

On our 3rd day in Iowa, we went to the park in Iowa City and had a picnic there. Wayne and Melissa were such a good hosts and they brought chips and sandwiches to the park. I think it took around 20 minutes drive to go there. It was a huge park with lots of trees, picnic tables and the park have a swimming pool too. The park reminds me of the park at Camp John Hay in Baguio City because of the trees and picnic tables, only the trees were not pine trees like in Baguio.

Hubby and I went to where the pool was and took some photos there. I know hubby don’t like taking photos but since he got married to me, he had to be my photographer whenever we go somewhere. He doesn’t volunteer so I have to ask him or bug him, lol! There were some people swimming in the pool because it is summer time and maybe they want to freshen up and beat the heat. I must admit that summer in Iowa is not as hot as in Texas. I can tolerate the heat outside but I’m not sure if I can tolerate the winter here. It maybe too cold for my bones, lol!

City Park doesn’t have flowers. I just don’t know if it has in the other side but right where we sat and ate, I didn’t see any. I think the park would look better if they plant some flowers to make it look colorful and attractive like our parks in the Philippines. But overall, we had a good time at the park and I really enjoy seeing new places. Here are some photos.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Welcome Signs

Well, this is a late post but as they say, better late than never. I admit I am lagging behind regarding our travel but I didn’t really had much time to update my blog. We’ve been busy going around.

Hubby and I with Sherry and JJ traveled to Iowa last July 13th to visit Wayne and Melissa and it was a very long but enjoyable trip. It is my 2nd time to go to Iowa. The 1st time was in 2003 during Wayne and Melissa's wedding. So we left Alvarado, Texas at around 4:30 AM and we reached Muscatine, Iowa around 8:30 PM. So it was 16 hours on the road. Sherry and hubby drove alternately. We stopped only to put gas in the van, go to the rest room, eat lunch and of course to take pictures of the welcome signs of the states we passed by.

The first state we passed by was Oklahoma but we didn’t see a welcome sign. Next was Kansas but we passed by the welcome sign and was not able to take pics. It’s a good thing there was a welcome sign beside the gas station where we bought gas so we took some pics. I can say that based on what I saw on the road, Kansas was a boring state. Nothing exciting that we've seen on the road. Next state we passed by was Missouri but we missed the welcome sign. I can say that Missouri is better than Kansas based on what I've seen. Next was Iowa and Sherry drove fast so we passed by the welcome sign but she managed to go back and we hit two birds in one stone because we saw the welcome sign of Missouri not far from the welcome sign of Iowa. We took photos of the welcome signs and then we headed to our destination, Muscatine, Iowa, the fields of opportunities. There are lots of corn and green beans, really! So there goes the story of the welcome signs, lol! More in my next post.

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