|Crossing into Iowa!|
|Right before it went from bad to ugly!|
We checked into our very nice hotel in Sioux Center, like wow! Best hotel ever! So clean, lots of room, quiet, and gorgeous view of a golf course! Awesome! My grandma came over, a short 15 minute drive, to Sioux Center and we ate dinner in the mall at Pizza Ranch. The mall was super small and the kids couldn't get over how small everything was about the town...I kept saying, wait until you see Rock Valley!
The next morning, we drove over to my grandma's house and guess who we saw?! Boppi and Memaw! They were staying there with my brother and my aunt and uncle from Atlanta were in town too! A mini-family reunion! We hadn't see them in five years! They are great and were in town for his class reunion and since my dad and Tom are only a year apart, they had all the same friends and my dad went to the reunion too! Since my grandma lives right across from a golf course, Boppi brought out....
|Oh yes, the golf cart!|
Everyone got a turn and LOVED it!
After driving around the block a dozen times, we headed into town, walked around, and checked out all the cute shops! They have adorable antique and secondhand shops, wish we had more time to look or some kids
and a husband that would let me! We then went back to the golf course for lunch, I went there with my other grandma all the time and it brought back so many great memories! After lunch, my dad took the kids and I out to the family farm (which was sold almost 40 years ago and no longer our farm) and saw where my dad and his dad were born and raised. I loved seeing it again, the kids, you know kids! After naps, a few more laps around the neighborhood on the golf cart, we bbqed outside and had a relaxing evening eating, playing "golf" and catching fireflies!
We woke up the next morning, not ready to go home but we had to! I promised the kids we would be back and visit Rock Valley again! Yay for fun family trips!