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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 ...
... ball of string' we could make a side trip and see it.
The first neat thing we encountered was a rest area on Route 80. They had commissioned an architect to celebrate Iowa’s literacy. Throughout the area they had representative kid’s blocks with letters (2 foot cubes of concrete) they had what appeared to be book spines formed into the plaster borders of the building. There was a plaque explaining the representation.
Along the way ...
... 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 ...
We are having some warranty work taken care of on our coach. While we wait, we headed into Des Moines to shop for birthday gifts for Izzie. The coach should have been done by 3pm but apparently the parts won't be in until tomorrow. So we spent most of the day shopping. We got lots of great stuff ...
Left Kearney, NE at 7:00am heading for our overnight stop in Des Moines, Iowa. On the way, we stopped and met our newest family member - Mousse Noel. Mousse is an 11 day old Chocolate Lab that was born in Harlan, Iowa. We had first pick of the litter - first male Chocolate Lab. When we met Mousse for the first time, he had just opened his eyes for the first time to meet us. We will be picking him up when he ...