Monday, May 14, 2012

Views from the Road

 Driving down I-80 through Iowa a sign along the road announced
Amana Colonies.  Yes, I had been there before 38 years ago.
How fun to have the opportunity to visit the villages again.
 There have been opportunities to visit dear old friends
along the way.  This view is from the deck of a friend's
home.  Again it had been a very long time and was a dear visit in Iowa.
 Then checking the GPS we noticed a Danish community
up ahead.  Yes, we had time to stop for a visit to their museum,
windmill, and lunch in Elk Horn, Iowa.
 Then with a stop in Omaha, Nebraska there was time
to walk across this bridge between Iowa and Nebraska
over the Missouri River.  A lovely visit with my cousin
was very special here.
Several days have been spent in Kansas visiting dear friends,
my husbands 95 year old aunt, and walking through several
gorgeous gardens.
More about our stay in Kansas will come in future posts.
Now we have stopped in Colorado and are looking forward
to special visits and sights.


Annie said...

I have two outstandingd memories of Kansas from 40 plus years ago - the mother of all thunder storms (terrifying to a California girl who had never experienced such a thing)and endless fields of sunflowers. I would happily experience the sunflower fields again.

Adrienne said...

Love hearing of your travels. I thought of you a lot this morning as we headed out toward Kansas! Now I want to see the places you have been - maybe some day!

Mark said...

What a great little journey you are on, can't wait to see Colorado.

Rosemary said...


Angela McRae said...

Great photos! I can tell I'm about to really enjoy catching up on your blog, Marilyn!

Steph said...


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Marilyn,
I am here from Bernideen's. I have been perusing some of your posts and it sounds like you are having a wonderful trip visiting and sight-seeing. Visiting tea rooms would be especially fun! Would love to stop in to Spenser's someday and Bernideen's too for that matter. I am your newest follower. Please stop by sometime and say Hello.


northsidefour said...

We have driven through Iowa many times and I am always taken with just how beautiful the rural scenery can be. Lovely pictures, hopefully you are having a wonderful time!

Jeanne said...

Lovely photographs I am so glad you are having such a great time

Mary said...

Hope you're enjoying some good teatimes in the 'heartland' dear! You are visiting so many places I've enjoyed - we used to do lots of road trips too! I've now been in all 50 states so have seen a little of everything this great country has to offer - mountain magnificence to the blue oceans of each coast.

Happy travels - Mary X

elizabeth said...

what a wonderful trip!
How refreshing to look at after New York!

Tracy said...

WONDERFUL images of your trip,'s been a delight to follow along with you! We're heading to the USA on Monday to visit my family in PA--looking forward to it! Online time will be very limited while we're away. We'll be back in about 2 weeks. :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

BrittArnhild said...

Are you back home by now? Looks like you´ve had a wonderful trip.

Jeanie said...

I love your views from the road, Marilyn. And that Iris photo is fabulous!