Mom flew out to Iowa from Maryland last weekend and we had a wonderful four days visiting family and friends. Many thanks to Lee O'Brien who arranged the trip and flew with Mom both ways.
Mom and Caroline got a hug from the Iowa State University mascot, Cy. It was homecoming weekend on campus. The weather was beautiful and the Cyclones upset Texas.
Caroline showed Bob and Mom the ISU woodworking lab.
More projects in the ISU design college.
Caroline was passing out bags of Skittles with a photo of her self-portrait, made of 20,000 Skittles, for Halloween.
I spotted this awesome sculpture on a shelf. Have you ever felt like this?
We enjoyed an early morning stop at the Des Moines Farmers Market and a visit with Dean and Judy Henry of Berry Patch Farm.
My mom, Ruth Ann, is called Ruthie by some friends, so we stopped by the Exile Brewery. Good beer, by the way. Naughty Ruthie.
We also had wonderful, long talks with family and friends during Mom's visit. Those stay in the memory and heart forever.