2014 Holiday to the Holy Land
Janice and Alan
As you read this post you may get the impression that we enjoy eating. This is most certainly true.
|Our first meal stop was the OK Cafe in|
|Over the years we have discovered interesting|
places to enjoy food. This Bakery is in
Paducah, Kentucky. We stop for Coffee and
Pastries each year.
|During our Visit to Saint Louis we enjoyed|
excellent Food at Michael's Bistro. In the interest
of full disclosure, this establishment is
operated by our Son.
|When we visit Altoona, we also visit the "Freedom Rock"|
West of Des Moines, Iowa. This memorial is
painted each May to honor our Nation's Heroes.
To learn more about the "Freedom Rock" simply perform
a Google Search.
|This was the first year that we took a trip to|
visit Madison County, Iowa. You may recall
that several Years ago there was a Movie
made about Covered Bridges in this County.
|We also visited the Neal Smith National Wildlife|
Refuge East of Des Moines.
While we were in Altoona we also took the opportunity to Worship at Christ the King Lutheran Church. Additionally we attended an Iowa Cubs Baseball Game.
After our visit in the Des Moines area we traveled to Northeast Iowa. We have also developed the habit of enjoying Dinner (Farm Country term for the Noon Meal) at the Ox Yoke Inn in Amanna, Iowa.
|No visit to Northeast Iowa is complete unless|
you visit the "Field of Dreams" near
|Here you see both Alan and Janice at the|
Iconic Picket Fence which was also on
the Set of the Field of Dreams.
While we enjoyed our stay in Guttenberg, Iowa; which is Alan's Home town we enjoyed Side Trips to the Galena Antique District, the Turkey River Mall as well as exploring the Little Switzerland of North America (Clayton County).
Additionally we Worshiped at "Trinity Lutheran Church" in Guttenberg, Iowa. This is the Church where Alan's Parents worshiped and he was Confirmed in 1954.
|Of course I had to conclude this Post with|
a picture of myself in the Field of Dreams.
I will never forget one of the great lines in this epic
"Is This Heaven? No, This Is Iowa."