Of course, waiting in airports is one of Mary's favorite things to do...and you can imagine I just LOVED not being able to pick up my friend who had COME ALL THIS WAY... (yes, sarcasm).
It was a rocky start. But -- at the end of the day, I tried to remember the wisdom of the shower curtain -- IT IS WHAT IT IS....
The challenge for me was to get over it as quickly as possible....and enjoy our time. There was no way I was going to let a crappy beginning ruin Mary's annual visit to Iowa.
After I was finally able to get to the airport, we had a nice relaxing dinner at Miss Mamie's....and I got to live out the FROZEN motto.... let it go...(that would also be a good shower curtain motto)
Mary's first full day in Iowa was TMBC DAY -- and we picked Clinton, Iowa as our day-trip destination.
|Breakfast was a new joint -- Bubba and Mamma's Diner.|
|They have a great menu -- with -- get this -- $4 Senior Omelets!!|
|A cinnamon roll pancake is INCLUDED...!! (I took mine home for the kiddos)|
I bought some new Eggnog Christmas mugs -- and some soup bowls to match my favorite winter soup bowls. It's different scene on the inside -- but the shape is the same. GREAT IDEA, EH?
Then, it was time to cross the Mississippi River and head to the Illinois side. One of our favorite restaurants -- Krumpet's -- for lunch.
|Mary delivered gifts from our friend Nancy Harp. SCRUBBIES..!!|
|And she did a little show-and-tell...|
|We all got a new Pashmina wrap!!|
|Best Home Dec idea of the day!! Wallpaper a room with old road maps...|
|I seriously love this idea...|