yesterday, tomorrow

April 24, 2009

Yesterday we went to the Pleasant Creek “lake” which is also emergency water in case the nuclear power plant melts down.  It’s about 10 miles from where I grew up and went to school.  We walked some trails, mostly because all we’ve been doing is sitting in the car, sitting in someone’s house visiting, sitting in a brewpub, or sitting somewhere there’s a wireless connection.

Then we went to experience the smells of Iowa City: The Soap Opera to get some scents and soaps, and The Tobacco Bowl to get tea, our fix for nostalgia, and split a Djarum clove cigarette so we could ask ourselves “how the heck we ever smoked 5+ of those a day?”

Tomorrow we’re heading out, going to meet up with friends in Mason City on our way to South Dakota.  Not sure where we’ll spend the night, yet.  Could be Mason City, could be the Interior, SD in the Badlands, could be somewhere in between.

We’ve decided NOT to hit Minneapolis, MN, nor Ames, IA.

Today, I think I’m going to go walk the fence that surrounds my parents’ property, see if there’s any gaps, trees down, or damage from last year’s flood out in the back corner that may have been touched by the river last summer.

2 Responses to “yesterday, tomorrow”

  1. I recommend Palisades if you make it past Mason but aren’t ready to drive all the way across S.D.

  2. Check out for pictures of the tornados that hit Central City, Alburnett and up toward Dubuque about 5 Sunday. Marcy M’s farm got hit and one of the channels showed her on TV.

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