This weekend almost topped the 4th of July! We had so much fun visiting old friends and family. Saturday, I drove to Creston, Iowa to visit one of my oldest friends, Jen. Jen and I both moved to Creston in 6th grade. We were not the best of friends in junior high, but couldn't be separated after high school began. Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of us together because Atlas stole the show...
Atlas, the Great Dane, is so big he can drink from the bathroom sink! He also drinks out of a 10 gallon bucket, but had to show off his big dog skills. One of his favorite things to do is drink out of said bucket and then greet you with a big slobbery kiss. You might want to wear a raincoat when you visit Atlas. His other activities include pulling the kids in the cart specially built by Jen's husband, Joe.
Getting saddled up!
And off to the park! Never a dull moment with the Kenyons!
Later in the evening, we joined Justin's classmates for the reunion. This year, the reunion was held at an old classmate's house which included a beautiful garden and vineyard. It was so peaceful and beautiful.
My favorite time of year to visit Iowa is in the summer time. Every time we go back, we always discover a new hidden gem that makes every visit special. Who knew you could find a vineyard in Greenfield, Iowa? Isn't it just gorgeous?!
About 15 of Justin's classmates showed up. I really think others missed out on such a memorable and scenic event. But, for those that did, here's to you Nodaway Valley Class of 1997!