Friday, September 21, 2012

At The Antique Car Museum of Iowa

This is a late post but better late than never. We had our summer vacation in Iowa last July and stayed there for a couple of weeks. I already posted some of the places that we visited there in here and also here when I was in the mood to write. There are still quite a few to write about our vacation and that includes the Antique Car Museum.

My step-son Wayne took us there (me, hubby, Sherry and JJ). We drove from Muscatine to Coralville. An entrance fee of $5 per person got us in to the Antique Car Museum and the Johnson County Historical Society Museum. We hit the latter first. The Johnson County Historical Society Museum is home to the society's more than 10,000 historic artifacts that portray the diverse and vibrant heritage of the county. The items include guns, pots, authentic handcart, old cash register, ballot box, etc. We did not really come for that. We came for the antique cars but we had fun seeing those artifacts.


Then we proceeded to the Antique Car Museum, our main purpose of our visit. This museum displays a collection of approximately 70 antique cars. There are actually some pretty rare and unique vehicles there. The earliest model car on display is from the late 1890's and includes cars manufactured as late as the 1980's. This place is larger than you think and offers enough space to accommodate a large crowd. We really enjoyed looking at those cars and we all had a good time. We took a lot of photos too of those antique cars. If you're a car buff, it's a must see. It's a great way to pass a couple of enjoyable hours.










For railroad fans, the Hawk-eye Model Railroad Club also has an exhibit on display. It is a nice addition.



Tuesday, September 11, 2012

10 Years and Counting

It's our 10th year anniversary yesterday. I can't believe it's been that long since I said "I do" to the man that God gave me. It's been 10 years of blissful marriage. We had our ups and downs like other married couples but we survived it all with the help of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is always faithful and words are not enough to express my thanksgiving to God.

At first, hubby and I agreed to go somewhere just the two of us and celebrate our anniversary but on second thoughts, we decided to celebrate it with the family, friends and loved ones. We wanted to have a thanksgiving service and to share God's Word, our testimonies and of course some foods to the people that we invited. We invited my siblings and their families, church members, neighbors, friends and my former co-workers. I'm so glad they all came except for a few who were not able to make it. We had our thanksgiving service followed by a sumptuous supper cooked by my relatives, brothers and sisters-in-law. The foods we had were chop suey, menudo, bistek, sisig, rice, fruit salad (agar-agar) and cakes. We served orange juice drinks. We had a blast last night.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Remembering Our Wedding

The month of September is so memorable to me because my hubby and I tied the knot in this month many moon years back. This coming September 11th marked our 10th wedding anniversary. Wow! Where did the years go? It's like it's only been yesterday when we exchanged our vows in our church. I remember we only had 2 weeks to prepare for our wedding because it was not really planned. Hubby and I had a whirlwind romance and ended up in the altar in just a matter of 5 months after we first met online. He traveled all the way from the states to the Philippines to meet and marry me.

 I just rented my wedding dress and also my entourage's attires. We bought our wedding rings and all the wedding expenses were paid by my hubby. That's the way it is here in the Philippines. It's the groom, not the bride who will spend for the wedding. I was just reading this brief history of weddings at Moissanite.com. It's good to know and learn more each day.

A Brief History of Weddings | Moissanite.com
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