Monday, July 13, 2009

Hi-ho, Hi-ho, to Iowa we go ...

We are leaving shortly for Iowa. Off to meet a large number of Brian's relatives. Off to celebrate his mom's 75th birthday (shh, it's a surprise!) Off to visit Mitchellville - a town I had never heard of before February of this year, but now it feels like I could be from there, too.

I assume this is the town logo? This was the first image that came up when I googled for images of Mitchellville.



And apparently they have cows.
What would Iowa be without cows?












And, apparently, there is a giant mushroom somewhere. I will try to find this and get a picture of Brian & me in front of it.



There is (or was?) a Reform School for Girls there in Mitchelville, too. Looks kind of spooky.






Check back later this week for current pictures and stories of our trip!

3 comments:

Dawn said...

Too bad you aren't here for the fair....Apparently we are getting a Michael Jackson in butter this year....Aren't we lucky??

Mama Ava said...

That's not just any mushroom, you know. That's a MOREL, and even mushroom haters like me know about the wonders of the morel. My mother goes out and pokes around for them every year. There's nothing that will stop a foodie in their tracks faster than talking about a morel!

Karen ~ said...

I was told that the MJ butter sculpture was up for a vote and the final decision hasn't been made yet. Yes, that DID come up as dinner conversation!

And yes, I know it's a morel, and we never did find it.

More info coming later, with pictures!