Welcome friends. Since the last post about going north and catching a very nice trout, a lot has happened. More about that in a bit. But first, here’s a post of something beautiful experienced on that trip.
So here is what I meant by the “Northern Lights” (northern Iowa, that is!) At this time of the year, the Pulpit Rock Campground in Decorah is converted to a large drive-thru Christmas light show. Businesses and organizations sponsor dozens of colorful, vivid LED displays.
This fun light show was one of the things that helped brighten the spirits during a difficult time. Dad was laid to rest on Saturday, December 7. I miss him a lot but the shock of his passing was softened by having watched him fade from us. It was a beautiful service and helped Sis and I to cope.
Things are back to the usual routine of working, sleeping, and shoveling that white stuff… In the last few days, we had 6-7 inches of snow. The low will be -11 tonight. What a perfect night to sleep out! It sounds kind of crazy, but sometimes a person rests better outside in the absence of dust and allergies… and cats crawling on you, wanting to be fed.
It’s kind of exciting to see that we’ll have a white Christmas in Iowa! Let it snow!
Take care and enjoy the holiday season! It’s approaching quickly… Shop early and think about ordering 2nd day air shipping for those presents! 😀
Brad, the “Van Trekker”
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