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Kids and Critters

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Not too much exciting happening here. The wedding plans are coming along and we continue to have time with family and friends. One of the fun things for us is getting to see the children of our niece and nephew. Both niece Autumn and her brother Jordan added children to their families just before we left last summer. So this year they are already approaching the one year mark. Autumn also has an almost 3 year old. Its fun to see them as parents and enjoy these little boys.


We are Squaw Creek this week and it is hot! Seems like most of US is experiencing a real heat wave. My friend Mary in Colorado Springs has been texting photos of the fire there. The heat wave and drought are really having an impact and the wildfires rage on. I know the park we stayed at was evacuated last week. Mary says the are still ok where they are, I sure hope it stays that way. The heat kicked up some storms yesterday, we had the storm warning sirens go off around 5. We had stopped at Slumberland looking at sof…

Sugar Bottom COE Campground

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Now, I know not too many of my fellow travelers spend much time in Iowa but should for some strange reason you end up here in the land of corn and beans, this is a great place to stay. Sugar Bottom is one of six COE campground on the Coralville Reservoir In Eastern Iowa (between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City) and is the largest of the group. There are 12 FHU spots (#300-311) that are very nice. The pads are concrete and have ample shade. We are in spot 303 and our friends are in 304. The rest of the RV sites are electric only. In those 311 sites there also are a handful of tent sites and several great group sites. We have really enjoyed our time here. This is a very busy place on the weekends, walked through yesterday and there were no open sites. However even as late as Friday morning there were still spots in the non-reservable loop which surprised me. The majority of the sites are reservable but there is one non-reservable loop near the entrance (has a couple of my favorite sites in it…

Man am I fast!

Just a short post but I had an interesting run this morning. I’ve been working on getting to where I can run a 5k (3.1 mi) and I’m almost there. Awhile back I blogged about all the cool tools I have found for my android phone to help me along the way. So today I get my warm up walk out of the way start my GPS and Endomondo tracker and then start my Interval timer. Yep this is all a big production, and then I am off. Its hot and humid but I am slogging along. After my second interval my Endomondo lady says I reached 1 mile in just over 8 min. What????? I don’t think so!! It actually made me laugh. I kept going and after a couple more intervals now it tells me mile 2 was in under 7 min. I am a racing fool! Finally mile 3, its gotta be a record.........uhoh 12 min (probably more acurate). What, I thought I was on track for my all time fastest run. I truly did realize that something was crazy with my GPS or the Endomondo but I was so hoping it would last through the whole run so I could h…

Home???? Part 2

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I know I’ve been absent for awhile but being back in Iowa sure makes for busy days and the few days we’ve had to ourselves I just needed to be lazy. So what have we been up to? So far we have: Gone to a retirement party,
attended a house warming party,
had a visit from friend Mary (the one we visited in Colorado Springs),
went to Melissa’s dress fitting,

watched my nephew’s Triathalon,

went to a Memorial Day get together,
helped Mike and Trudy get their 5th wheel ready for vacation,

went to a couple ball games,

took Mitch out for his birthday,
doctor appointments,