One thing I love about traveling at this time of the year is the beautiful colors of fall.
Since my roots are from the Midwest, it was fun to visit some of the old homesteads. Both of these homes were built by my father and it was nice to see them still looking good.
We also took the time to visit Boys Town while in Omaha. They have a fantastic museum on the grounds that was fun to visit. If you have never seen the movie, Boys Town, you should consider watching it. The original Oscar for the movie was displayed in the museum.
We avoid busy roads while driving so we can enjoy the countryside and this trip was no different. One small road landed us in the middle of Hamilton, MO. I had no idea until we had arrived in the town that it is home to Missouri Star Quilt Co. Wow!!! It was amazing. They had great murals. We only stopped for a few minutes as we were working our way to Iowa.
A nice spot for DH to bask in the sunshine as it was 29* outside.
While in Iowa we stayed with my cousin on their farm. Again, it was quite chilly for us with highs in the mid 20s and low in the teens.
|My cousin's farm in the heart of the Amish community.|
|Sunrise over the cornfields.|
Driving back to Omaha for our flight home, we passed through Madison County - home of the covered bridges. This poor one had seen better days before burning.
Winterset, IA. is the birthplace of John Wayne.
|John Wayne birthplace|
This week has been an exciting and busy one for us as we added a new member to our family. Needless to say, he is getting lots of love.
I haven't had much of a chance to sew this week. I can't imagine why, but I have made a couple of pulls for the upcoming Quiltville Mystery QAL which starts next week. I'm leaning towards pull #2 as it is a bit more green. What do you think?