Saturday, August 2, 2008

Ames, Iowa

Brian and I were trying to find something to do yesterday afternoon besides painting, so we took a quick trip south to Ames, Iowa. Ames is home to Iowa State University, so we thought there would be some interesting things to see and do. First, we drove around the University (Brian's dad's alma mater, by the way). Here's a shot of the stadium sign. Then we walked around mainstreet- which was lots of fun. We found a nice pub and sampled some of the local beers (and nachos). I had a rhurbarb beer, which was very refreshing. Brian tried the local amber...and approved (Brian seldom meets a beer he doesn't like). We popped into some of the art galleries and one very cute consignment shop where I found this excellent old barn window that I plan to hang in the living room. (I promised Brian it would look great...we'll see).
All in all, an excellent afternoon and wwwwaaayyyyyyy better than painting!

4 comments:

jenrust said...

AKKK! I love love love your old barn window. I have been wanting one for some time now.. but never really have had the chance to go out and "shop" for one. (how does one shop for a barn window anyway??) I think it would be cool to put pictures under the glass. Kind of like a recycled picture frame. Anyway - congrats on the purchase! Good find!

Hope and Brian said...

Thanks, Jen. Love the support! I think it will be an exellent addition. Hopefully we'll get around to hanging it tonight.

Mom & Dad said...

I doubt if I could find my way around Ames anymore. Put in a picture of the Barn Window on the wall when it is hung. By the way, Do you have to paint the barn window?


Don

Ryan + Louise said...

Love the barn window. I love hanging random stuff on the wall! Can't wait to see it in October...