(Jan) After having a nice lunch with friends Nancy, Becki and Edna last Thursday, Chuck and I headed to Prairie Rose State Park near Harlan, Iowa. Prairies Rose is a beautiful, manicured campground along the east shore of Prairie Rose Lake. We were joined by friends Ron and Edna, Gary and Karen and Tom and Maureen. The next day our friend Jim arrived as well as other ‘locals’ Pam and Butch, Myra and Jim and Ray and Nancy. What fun! Walking, visiting, fishing and campfires; we enjoyed just relaxing and spending time together. And eating! And more eating! The guys out did themselves with Sunday Brunch; eggs, potatoes with smokie sausages and pancakes all over wood fires.
Monday found us having lunch with my mom and dad in Halbur before we headed east, Chicago bound. We stayed overnight in Lost Nation, Iowa. One branch of Chuck’s ancestors, the Grundmeier family, had established themselves in Lost Nation in the early 1900’s.