Tuesday, October 3, 2015
Galena Photo Walk and Oktoberfest
Katherine and I signed up for Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photo Walk and went on a photo walk in Galena, IL. We have been to Galena a few times before (it's only about 30 minutes away from us and has cute shopping and dining). The photo walk started at 9am and went until 11, and then Oktoberfest started at noon. It worked out nice because we didn't have to worry about parking for Oktoberfest since we were there early for the photo walk.
Tuesday, October 10, 2015
Iowa City Adventure
On our way to Iowa City, we stopped in Anamosa, Iowa to see the Anamosa Penitentiary. We stopped there because Trip Advisor said it was the most interesting thing between our home and Iowa City (which is sad since Iowa City was an hour and a half away). It was a really cool building and I'm glad we stopped! Afterwards we did some research and found out it is a current maximum security prison for men with over a thousand inmates! That's pretty scary!
Wednesday, October 11, 2015
Katherine and I went to Schuster's Pumpkin Patch in Dubuque, Iowa to do some classic autumn activities; pick pumpkins for carving, wander through a corn maze, and even paintball some targets in a trailer pulled by a tractor. Yeah, you read that right.
Tuesday, October 17, 2015
Autumn is Here
Wednesday, October 18, 2015
Potosi Brewing Company
Katherine and I drove up to the National Brewery Museum in Potosi, Wisconsin. It was a little over a half hour drive and it was something to do. The museum wasn't super big, but it had historic items from just about every state.
Monday, October 23, 2015
Chocolate Covered Cake
Katherine and I baked a cake today. It was the first layered cake I've ever baked. We even bought 2 more pie pans to help make all the layers. It has a chocolate mint pudding outside as frosting and a white cake with mint Oreos and mint. It is delicious!
Wednesday, October 25, 2015
Antiques at the Buffalo Bill Museum
This is a close up image of an automatic pilot vertical gyro for aviation. I found it in part of the Buffalo Bill Museum in Le Clarie, Iowa. The whole museum was filled full of antiques that mostly had little to nothing to do with Buffalo Bill, but I had fun taking phones none the less. This item was something you could walk right up to. They were lacking "do not touch" signs, so I moved it around and spun it in every direction since that's what you can do with gyros.