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... curtains will fade with the extra sun light" springs to mind. Anyway, the hours, wine and chats roll for hours and before we know it's 2am! We need to get to bed as we need to be up at 6.30am for the 4th of July celebrations to begin! 6.30am rolls on too quickly from our slumber and we hit the local farmer markets in downtown Des Moines in search of coffee and breakfast. These farmer markets are brilliant! Much bigger than our local one in Perth. Ryan and Kiley bring along their ...
... a sign for the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge and Prairie Learning Center. Peg had actually read about it in the book Off the Beaten Path that Len and Lois gave us. The Prairie Learning Center was very informative with a 15 minute video on how they were restoring the prairie in this refuge and a number of interactive exhibits. They also showed the interaction between a variety of animal species and the variety of grasslands. The refuge was 11,200 ...
... I stand still and not walk, she will go there. If I walk her, she's so busy smelling other creatures scents, that she dilly dallies and doesn't go. 3am: Stopped for the night at a rest area.Cars, tractor trailers, and campers here. Got to 1170mi. Thus far. Not sure the name of the town we are in... I'll post that tomorrow. ...
... see Izzie. She has changed so much in the last month. At dinner, Izzie wanted Grandpa to walk her around the restaurant. She pretty much did her own walking - I held on to one hand. And her smile continues to light up our life's.
Tomorrow we celebrate her first birthday.
Chuck and Sheila Noel ...
... Tomorrow, they will finish up the work and we will head to Iowa City. We should be in time for Izzie's birthday on the 24th.
No pictures today - I just don't get as excited about shopping as I do when we are exploring the mountains.
Chuck and Sheila Noel