Hi and welcome back. The parade on Saturday was a blast. There were some really cool entries that I wanted to document. Steve and I sat in lawn chairs and enjoyed an occasional piece of candy as it was thrown toward us. Just like the last post, here are the pictures with captions and not a lot of rambling. — VT
The parade lasted an hour and everyone seemed to enjoy it. Parades and the agriculture theme is normal around here. Iowa has 30 million acres of farmland. 90% of Iowa is used for agriculture. It’s a fun, safe, and quality place to live… and a lot slower paced than our big city friends. Despite the cheesy line in the movie “Field of Dreams” (“Is this Heaven? No, it’s Iowa.”), a lot of us would agree that maybe it’s the next best thing.
For now it’s time to turn in for the evening and go to sleep in this metal home-away-from home. The job is going very well and it’s nice to put away a lot of the earnings. Who would have thought a few months ago that life would take such a happy turn? It’s given me a chance to talk with the young kids I used to work with who are lamenting and miserable. I tell them follow your dreams. If you’re not happy doing what you’re doing, you’ll likely be unhappy tomorrow, too! It’s better to take a chance. There’s never been a better time to look for some greener (and green is $$$, too) pastures.
Well, that’s it for now. I’ve got a new laptop now (a Dell machine with 8 gig of RAM and a Terabyte hard drive). It sure makes blogging easier instead of poking on the old worn out Netbook… and since discovering how to tether the cell phone for unlimited Wi-Fi, it can’t get any more convenient!
Take care and thanks for visiting! Happy camping!
Brad and Jenny
Linn and Jones Counties