Iowa Vacation with #iPPP


Where you can skinny dip with assisted melons:

Visit an old fashioned pizza parlor:

Blast from the past!

See a lot of windmills:

View adorable photos from years past:

Christian, around age 2, with his mom

Get dwarfed by some really big structures:

And really big machinery:

Cram 8 people AND THEIR LUGGAGE into a 7 person SUV:

Doesn't my SIL look thrilled?

And this:


iPhone Photo Phun


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  1. You ended it on a perfect note! HAHAHA!

    There is nothing but fields on the 3 hours drive between Memphis and Nashville, though I’ve NEVER seen so many Adult Bookstore billboards!

  2. I suddenly want pizza. Yum! That crammed SUV pic is hilarious, especially with your SIL’s face back there! 😉

    Looks like a great time and a great way to spend time with family. I’m thinking of a girl’s getaway right now….


    1. She is a very pretty lady. Yeah, I wouldn’t go there either. Not sure what I would get, if you know what I mean.

  3. LOL. LOVE that you pointed out your SIL in that picture because that is exactly where my eyes rested.
    On our cross country trip last year we saw quite a few of those Kum and Go”s and every single time, my husband and I would look at each other like “what???” LOL

    PS Wanted to thank you for your thoughtful comment on my guest post on Scary Mommy.

    1. What is it in your neck of the woods? I think that’s pretty close to what it is here in TX, maybe a smidge less.

  4. What part of Iowa were you in? I almost fell out when I moved to Sioux falls and realized they had gas stations named Kum and go. I just thought really????

    1. We were near Estherville and Dolliver, way north, just minutes from Minnesota. The weather was absolutely perfect and a nice break from the heat here!

    1. Aw, thanks. They are the handiwork of my sister in law and personal design guru — yes, the one glaring at me in the photo. I swear she’s not evil.

    1. Haha, no, but that would have been awesome. It was above the “assisted melons” sign, which prompted my 13 year old niece to say, “I’ve got your assisted melons right here, baby!”

  5. I’m originally from Iowa, and when we were in college, all my friends would say they were walking down to the Spurt and Split. Always knew which convenience store they were visiting.

    1. No way! So funny. My dad AND my husband’s families are both from Iowa. I kinda think it’s the center of the universe. Seems like almost everyone I know is from there somewhere down the line…

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