It’s been a great summer. My friend, Jeni from Jeni Eats and I both knew we were going to be moving this summer and somewhere along the way we coined the #FarewellTour2015 hashtag. If truth be known I think it might have been the Computer Guy who actually said it first and it kind of stuck. So that is what we did.
We did a Farewell Tour to match no other. Jeni has already moved and is getting settled in her new place in St. Louis and I was left in Mason City for another month after she left so my tour continued a bit longer. I suspect by the time I leave people are going to be happy to see no more #FarewellTour2015 posts.
But indulge me and let me share just a few of the things that we did over the past couple of months.
We spent a little time visiting our friend Amy Hild’s gravesite and enjoyed some ice cream at The Viking Drive Inn where she used to work. It was a fun time watching the kids running around and enjoying their ice cream. Nothing makes me smile more than seeing little ones totally enjoy an ice cream cone.
I gave a lot of stuff away. A lot. It was great fun to see some of our belongings that we no longer needed going to some of my favorite people in the whole wide world.
I said goodbye to my good friends at KCMR. Being a part of the KCMR family for the last year has been such a wonderful thing for me. I was able to spend a bit of time almost every Tuesday morning with Cynthia talking about what was going on on my blog and we truly became great friends. Bill Schickel was the man who brought us together and I will always be grateful to him for reaching out to me and suggesting we do this.I ate at Pasta Bella one last time with some of my blogging buddies again. Yum. Great food and always great service.
I got my last hair cut and color by Paula at Kush Salon. Not only did I have a great visit I got presents! Paula got me a Puppy Chow Cupcake and these lovely place card holders and tea mug. I am feeling so spoiled.Katy of Learning As I Go gave me this amazing photo cube with a lot of great photos of some of our blogging fun.
Several of us spent a night in Clear Lake taking in dinner at The Landing and going on a cruise on The Lady of the Lake. This has always been on my list of things to do and I just had not gotten around to doing it yet. It was a perfect night with a great group of ladies.
One more selfie shot of the whole group on The Lady of the Lake.A few of us did the River City Sculptures on Parade in downtown Mason City. It was so fun and there will be posts later on those but we made the most of the day and got some great pictures including this one of Donna, Jeni and I with Mr. Eggwards.
I even fit in a trip to eat at Las Palmas in Mason City with Donna and Katy.
The time is coming when there will be no more #FarewellTour2015 pictures and posts but it has been a lot of fun to do all of the things that I have been able to cram in between the organizing and preparing for the move. So as I close this post I share a picture of Chris and I and one of our “finds” while we were cleaning out. Looks like we are going “home”.
And a late entry – a visit to Natural Plus Nursery to see Mary and Dave and Lena and Maggie, of course! Puppy kisses are the best.