Sunday, December 12, 2010

First storm of the season

We had the first blizzard of the winter season yesterday. A few weeks ago we purchased a snow-blower, so Brian tried it out on the driveway this morning.
I think we'll keep it. No doubt we'll get plenty of use out of it in the coming months.

Thanksgiving 2010

With Christmas right around the corner, we decided it was probably time to update our blog with our Thanksgiving outing. Brian and I have both been working a lot, so Brian suggested we go out for Thanksgiving rather than making a big meal at home (which would require washing a lot of dishes). I thought this was an excellent idea, so I found an advertisement in the local newspaper for a B&B that serves Thanksgiving dinner.
Halderwood Farms, outside of Pocahontas, IA.
This B&B has taken a centennial barn and turned it into a banquet hall- that's where dinner was served.
The inside was really nice and the buffet was tasty. Brian ate lots of stuffing- I concentrated on the mac and cheese. We had reserved seating- just like in a fancy restaurant. A nice lady that we sat with took this slightly fuzzy photo of us. Sometimes a point and shoot camera would come in handy...Fun times in central Iowa! We missed being with family, but were happy to be together, enjoying a new experience.