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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.

Starting to Feel Like AutumnStairs to Prospect St. Bright WindowsHoly BiblePigeons and the EaglePartial MoonCemetery VinesWaiting on the BenchOld Galena High SchoolLight the WayChanging of the SeasonOld BrickMust be HotThrough the ArborPresident U.S. GrantMrs. GrantOktoberfest MusicBig TurnoutRacing for FoodPointed TailFloppy EarsPurple and Yellow Minion and GruJockey RiderPretty PeacockCostume WinnerWell Deserved Treat

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!

Iowa State Penitentiary1898Devonian Fossil GorgeGrowing in the WaterSmall Green PondFossilsHiking in IowaHerbert HooverSeal of the PresidentBelgian LaceBelgian Lace ProcessSecretary of CommercePresidential ChinaWaldorf Towers Suite 31-APresent vs. 1915 Currency Herbert and Lou Henry HooverFrom the Cradle to the GraveTallgrass PrairieHerbert HooverHanging Clothes on the LineHooverSchoolhouse LanternWeird PlantTrees are Changing

Wednesday, October 11, 2015

Schuster

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.

October ActivitiesLong StemLost in the MazeCorn Maze SelfiePaintball FunPaintballingHaunted Apple Trees

Tuesday, October 17, 2015

Autumn is Here

Katherine and I went up to Eagle Point Park to look at all the trees since they were changing.

Leaves are FallingTrees of All ColorsReady to FallColorful TreesLeafless TreeStill More to FallPulling off the Leaves

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.

National Brewery MuseumOld BottlesCeramic BottlesProbably Not OK AnymoreBeer CratesLooks Like a Bad IdeaOld Crate

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!

Pudding Frosting

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.

Spining MechanismWorm Disease5 Year WarrantyOld CrankCracked PaintClarkClark Button FactoryLone StarPointy Rivets

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