Last week I flew to Illinois to see my first born baby, Humbly Ann and enjoy a wedding reception local to her husband’s family. Get that? Her husband. I’m still having a wee bit ‘o trouble settling into the notion that my baby is married but I’m getting there, having been a guest in her very grown up home. It doesn’t hurt that I love her husband and feel blessed that my child found someone who loves her and takes care of her so well.
The trip was really fun. You can click on any of the pictures below to see a larger image and/or you can watch the slide show at the end.
We drove a few hours to get to very heart of the heartland, passing many a corn field and bean field on the way.
We stayed on the lovely family farm where Humbly Ann’s husband grew up and attended a lovely party his parents put on:
and saw these GIANT pieces of equipment:
The Combine (which combines harvesting the corn or soy beans and stripping them down to kernels and individual beans) which are then put in GIANT wagons and taken to storage bins or silos:
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The Combine has HUGE wheels:
Then we did something really, really fun (it was my only workout for the entire trip). We climbed a 70 ft. grain silo and saw the world from another perspective. It was a hazy, cloudy day but it was still quite a view:
We played with babies, met aunts and uncles and cousins and 2nd cousins, and 2nd cousins once removed and old family friends. Humbly Ann got to see friends from home and Mr. HA saw many friends from high school and college. It was the stuff family and American Pie are made of and it was good – very good.
This last pic is for you, Momo