A perfect day!
It was a record-breaking day today here in Iowa. We hit at least 91 degrees – a bit warm for yard work, but perfect if you have a motorcycle.
I have a motorcycle.
After working the requisite amount of hours, my beloved Austrian bride and I took the motorbike for a quick tootle – we hit the backroads and eventually ended up in LeMars, my hometown. We visited the nephew and nieces (who are all adorable – we pinched their cheeks), ate a couple hotdogs at Bob’s (a local hot dog stand that’s well-known in Northwest Iowa, parts of Nebraska, some of South Dakota, and I’ve even known people to drive in from Minnesota just to get a Bob Dog), zipped up the highway home, and then sat outside on the front stoop and had a beer. (Guess what kind – I betcha you can’t guess!)
While sitting on our front stoop having a beer, we discovered that there are about nine kids under the age of seven living in the house next door. We also learned that there’s a guy living in that bus we thought was abandoned.
It was a perfect day. I’d write more, but frankly I’m pooped. I hope everyone else managed to have a happy day as well!