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!