Hello from Prescott, IA

Hello from Prescott, IA.
Monday Morning September
26, 2011 (first travelogue of this trip).
We have been in Iowa for
several days, but I am just now finding the time to write this blog.
We left Evergreen on Thursday (9/15) and spent the night at our old
standby: Wal Mart in North Platte, NE. We arrived here on Friday.
Pat’s brother, Jeff and his wife Julie arrived on Friday as well. We
are staying at Pat’s cousin Jeanne and her husband Bill’s house in
the bus.
We love to visit Iowa any
time, but especially this time of the year. The heat of the summer
and the cold of the winter are forgotten for a while and the great
seasons (spring and fall) are fantastic. The photo below is the view
we see out of the bus windshield. The photo does not begin to do
justice to the amazing landscape.
View out the front of our bus

It has been very hectic
since we arrived. Saturday and Sunday we did quite a bit of visiting
with relatives. Sunday we celebrated Pat’s aunt Jaris’ birthday at
the nursing home. We got to visit with a large number of friends and
relatives. Jaris had a ball.
On Monday we took a great
tour of the area including visiting some of the bridges of Madison
County (see photo). This is scenery was wonderful and it was a great
day.
One of the Bridges of Madison County
The weather here has been
very cool. Indeed, it is generally cooler than Evergreen. Most of
the nights have gotten into the lower 40s and it has been as low as
37 one evening. We even put an extra cover on the bed to stay warm.
That said, the days have been comfortable most of the time.
Pat has been working on
Genealogy with Jeanne. We have visited several cemeteries to find
grave stones of some of her ancestors. We again visited the house
where her dad was born. The people who live there are very welcoming
and they both have fabulous collections of all kinds of things. The
house has been extensively remodeled, but part of the original house
is still evident.
I have had to spend some
time getting parts shipped in to fill a nice order. I have made a
change to my system and had to have some brackets made here in IA.
Fortunately, there is a great manufacturing company in Corning (where
Pat was born and about 10 miles from here). I have had them do some
work for me in the past, but they outdid themselves this time. The
brackets are very nice looking and they did them the same day.
Bill and I have done some
project work here at the farm (I love to help in any way I can) and I
have been able to get a few things done on the bus and service truck
that did not get done before we left.
That is all for now.
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