Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Our Trip to Iowa!

We had an absolute BLAST in Iowa visiting Chance's family. They live just steps from the lake in Okoboji with a pool out from and their boat docked right on the water! We toured the super character-filled lake town, bough sweet corn from a pick up truck on the side of the road, shucked the corn and had a family BBQ complete with a very serious bean bag tournament. We ate fried cheese curds more than once, bought Okoboji souvenirs for the fam back in AZ, ate cotton candy (well, that was just me), cruised on the boat, pulled right up to the infamous Barefoot Bar for some refreshments and jumped off the boat into the less than bath water feeling temps. We also spent an evening touring the town of Spencer, IA, where Chance grew up! AND---we got to go into the house he grew up in!! That's how the midwest rolls--anybody lets you into their home--and this was for a good cause.. So, I was prepared with my camera in hand and snapped some photos of us and the house!! More to come soon!

For now---this is what we did in our spare time. Relaxed at the pool with our niece, Avery. She's a fish and loves to be tossed! Chance first demonstrates his stealthy backflip, then Ave shows us a variety of her poses... both in the pool and out!

my favorite!!

My hot sister in law, Misti... dang guuurl. 
Dan, Avery and Misti:
Connie, Avery and Chance: