Hello from Prescott, IA

Hello from Prescott, IA

Monday evening – September 19, 2016   (First post of this travelogue)

We are in Prescott, IA to visit with Pat’s relatives and to attend the wedding Tracy and Julie Douglas.  Tracy is the son of her cousin. 

We left Evergreen on Saturday (9/10) around noon and stayed at the Walmart in Lexington, NE.  It seemed like a long day (350 miles), but we had to make a stop for fuel and to dump our holding tanks.  We really were in no hurry, as long as we got there before dark.

Sunday was a bit easier, as we only had to drive 300 miles and got an earlier start.  We fought cross winds most of the way, but they were manageable. 

This past week has been a whirlwind.  We have done some touring of the area with the Birts, visited the folks who own the house that Pat’s dad was born in, and just generally hung out.  The visit to the house where Lloyd was born is always a mind-boggling occasion.  They have built onto the house several times and it is full of museum quality furniture and furnishings.  The lady is convinced that there are ghosts in the house and has installed a game camera in her bedroom to capture the visits.  There certainly seems to be some sort of event going on. 

The visit to Lloyd,s birth house was made even more special, since we went with Pat’s aunt and uncle.  They are great people and, unfortunately, we never seem to spend as much time as we would like with them.

The wedding was great.  The minister had a good sense of humor and that made the ceremony fun.  The reception was quite a ways north.  We had been there before for a different wedding.  The crowd was very large (we were told close to 250 people).

Each time we go to Iowa, there seems to be computer projects waiting {grin}.  That is kind of like to old days when Pat’s grandma would have lots of house projects waiting for me.  I enjoy working on new computer projects.  The most challenging was working on the computer in Bill’s combine.  It is connected to GPS and has quite a few sensors that detect crop flow through the combine, moisture content, etc.  Over the years, the data card had become corrupt.  That was certainly a new challenge.

As I finish this blog post, we are again in Lexington at the Walmart.  We will head out early tomorrow and should be home at a reasonable time.

That is all for now.

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