We Texans have a lot to brag about and to be proud of, but whenI see all of the colors of fall foliage in other states, I’m thinking we need to keep quiet. Our travels didn’t take us as far east as many go each year to see breath-taking sites, but there are certainly many photo stops along the Kansas, Missouri, and Iowa highways. Fall is definitely a season that I wish we could “see” a bit more of each year from our front porch!
Our visit with family and friends in Iowa was wonderful. We enjoyed good food at home and out — especially good was a family style breakfast at a German restaurant in the Amana’s Colony nearby. Their pancakes are more like crepes. Jackie took some vacation time to be with us and she ventured out to some
“junk” antique shops with us. She was with us when we met Jeff and John at one shop in Cascade, IA. They sell their treasures to dealers in the area and invited us to their barn to shop the next day — so we did. We look forward to more shopping at their place.
We are back home now — arrived in time to see our grandkids in their Halloween costumes. McKenna was “Jasmine”, Brielle was a darling kitty cat, and Keegan was a GI Joe.
And it’s now November 1 — “count-down time to Thanksgiving and Christmas” as my friend, Betty, says.