Speaking of walking, we headed over to a state park 8 miles away to walk on Tuesday and then spent time by the lake relaxing both Tuesday and Thursday nights. Sunday after church we headed over to the lake stopping in to our favorite place, Cabin Coffee for smoothies, before enjoying the water view. We are grateful to have a lake to enjoy. In Minnesota there are thousands, but here in Iowa ~~very few.
Walking the State Park road
Our view from the bench at a nearby lake.
A "selfie" taken at the state park
Friday afternoon Joel's cousin Luther came by with his son Andrew for a visit on their way home to MN. from Santa Fe NM. We had a great time catching up, and shared a meal together at Ruby Tuesday's. This eating out thing is getting out of hand. Ha ha...We have eaten out three times in the past month, a big deal for me.
Speaking of big deals, Joel turned 68 this week! He (we) enjoyed a day of walking, Cabin Coffee, shopping, and phone calls. I made him a rhubarb pie, his favorite. He had someone at the gas station near our home ask him what his secret was for looking and staying so young. He said, "I know who I am and Whose I am". She replied, I know one of those....." which led into Joel's healing story. That's my cowboy preacher!
We have been doing some purging here at home, getting rid of some clothing and things we don't need or use anymore. Joel is back to writing his book, and we are hoping to get a couple more things done around the house before he begins work on July 15th.
I am still reading Liz Curtis Higgs book "The Girl's Still Got It" about Ruth (Bible). I don't have much time to read or watch TV it seems. I told Joel, "Being healthy is exhausting!" And fun!
Until next time..............