Sunday, September 22, 2013


     Where, oh where, has September gone?  I can't believe I haven't posted or created anything during September until today, which is the beginning of AUTUMN.  We started off the month by driving to Backbone State Park (near Strawberry Point, IA) on Labor Day (Sept. 2) for the Mock Cousin's Reunion.  We arrived at the park nice and early, but by the time we found the Beach Shelter, we were about an hour past lunch time.  We didn't know about a third park entrance and found out that almost everyone else had a problem finding the Beach Shelter.  It turned out OK, but was rather frustrating!  There were 6 cousins there along with spouses.  It was a beautiful day after having a heat wave!
     Irv attended his retiree's luncheon on Wed., Sept.4, and REC Day on the 5th.  We drove to Story City, IA on the 6th, where we stayed at the Comfort Inn overnight.  We went out to dinner that night with 3 other couples, Irv's sisters and brother and their spouses.  The next day, we helped Irv's brother Bill celebrate his 80th birthday, along with about 50 of Bill and Zola's family members.  It was quite a group, and we all enjoyed a very nice luncheon followed by a picture-taking session and then birthday cake. 
     We haven't done very much of note the rest of the month, but it has just flown by anyway.  We did see a couple of good movies, "Blue Jasmine" and "Breakfast at Tiffany's", an oldie but a goodie, that neither of us had seen before.
     We are having some rather cool but beautiful weather, so will have to get out and about this week and enjoy it.  I need to get my creative juices flowing again, so maybe I need to go pumpkin hunting?  The picture of the two little scarecrows was taken in LeClaire, IA a couple of years ago, so maybe I need to see what they have decorating their main street this year.