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... of Mason CIty, to visit the Manly Railroad Museum. It is just getting on its feet and has a fairly impressive collection of old photos from the early 1900's of the trains that worked this area, primarily Rock Island, but also UP, Chicago Northwestern and some Burlington. The model railroad club in Mason City is currently developing a concept to relocate a model train layout to the museum space that was donated from the estate of a local ...
... face. The next couple days will be somewhat painful as the pain meds wear off and she is up and walking around. The surgeon was quite satisfied with the procedure and is hopeful for a significant reduction in her back pain. We will not know the extent of the pain reduction for several weeks.
Jane sends her love to everyone, and we thank you all for your encouraging words and prayers!
Aloha and Mahalo,
Bob & Jane
... lunch catching up and doing a little prep for our conclave in NOLA in April. Bev brought me pickles, baby dills no less. Fantastic! Bobby and Sadie do not eat pickles so these are all mine. Litka is looking good and bought me a spotted cow. You can't get a spotted cow in Maryland (see New Glaus Brewing).
Headed up to the international Crane Foundation near Baraboo. Baraboo looks ...
Corn & Soybean & windmills......and then some more!
We had a pleasant ride through the farm land of WI, across the Mississippi River into MN ..more really big farms, fields of corn and soybeans. Mystery Caves State Park was a nice stay; hardwoods, large sites and very clean. We visited the historic village of Forestville… ...
... great dinner too. I spent the night and actually slept pretty well . . . My sleep has been wacky.
Perhaps my favorite thing was seeing how Dorothy and Isabella were together. Isabella is a poised, charming and beautiful young lady who will be a freshman in High School this year. Dorothy is obviously a great mom . . . And watching them reminded me of how Stephanie and Lori were together. Something truly beautiful about mothers like that.
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