Iowa City Trip

We left Monday evening to go to Iowa City so that Brad could attend a neuro conference on Tues. and Wed.  We weren’t quite sure how Jaxson was going to do considering he was already asking where the hotel was when we hit Altoona.  It was totally one of those “Are we there yet?” moments.  Then we got to our exit and he says, “Jaxson want to go home.”  Oh boy, this might be a long couple of days.  He was excited when we got to the hotel.  On Tuesday, Jaxson and I started off our day at the hotel pool.  It wasn’t that exciting because we were the only ones there, so that only lasted about an hour.  Then we got ready and took off for the mall, where we spent the remaining of the afternoon.  Jaxson enjoyed riding on the toys and the carousel and playing in the play area.  That evening, after Brad got out of his conference, we went to Clint and Rachel Hinderaker’s house.  Clint and I graduated HS together and Rachel was just a year younger than us.  They have two little girls, Rebecca is 3 and Hadley is 1.  They lived within walking distance of our hotel.  Rachel made us an awesome supper of chicken parmesan and the kids had a great time playing together.  Jaxson and Rebecca got along very well and Hadley just liked watching the two of them.  We had a great time visiting and talking about past times.  Then on Wednesday, once Jaxson and I got everything loaded up, we headed back over to Rachel’s house to play some more.  We took the kids to McDonald’s for lunch and then to a park afterwards.  We let the kids burn off their lunch.  After Brad’s conference, we stopped by the hotel and picked him up and headed for home.  Jaxson was so tired that I think he only said five words the whole way home.  We had a great time, but as always, it was nice to be home.  Thanks to Clint and Rachel for being a great host and hostess to us while in Iowa City.  We had a great time!

We had to get a picture with Herkie for Daddy.

Riding with Bob the Builder at the mall.

Jaxson and Rebecca getting ready for supper.

Watching the ducks at the park.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Brandy
    Sep 27, 2009 @ 19:43:26

    sounds like fun! hope you got to use the water slide at the hotel!


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