Harvest Continues—The Soup is On!

Disclaimer: The Franklin County Harvest Bloggers Tour was sponsored by the The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce & Franklin County Farm Bureau who provided our lodging, meals and activities. All opinions and thoughts are totally my own. Remember awhile back when I was part of a fabulous Blogger Weekend in Franklin County?  If you want to read a couple posts about it you can click here and here and here and here to catch up on what the fun included.  But wait--there's more!  Of course … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday

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Wordless Wednesday

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Comments for a Cause: Bridging the Gap

I am having to scramble a bit to get this post done but I know everyone is looking forward to the first of the month now just like I do every month.  I am a bit distracted this weekend by the festivities of Cory and Sam's wedding but what a wonderful way to be distracted!!!  Best wishes to my son's former roommate and his new wife!!!! This past month has been a wonderful month to highlight a local group that is fundraising for a new facility that will house the local women and children who … [Read more...]

Surf’s Up–2

Last week I posted about our winter time visit to The Surf Ballroom and Museum in Clear Lake, Iowa.   It is a pretty amazing place but I saved the best part, in my humble opinion, for this post. We did not even know that this existed when we have been to The Surf for various concerts including BB King and Chicago.  But it is there and the very best part of the entire place.  I could have spent hours in the "green room" alone. For decades performers have been leaving their mark on the … [Read more...]

Let’s Super Size This! Your Chance to Save a Landmark!

I often wonder why I am the last one to find out about some things.  I try to keep up with the news and the goings on in the world but at times I am basically clueless about the things that are practically in my own back yard.  How did I not know about The Barrel Drive In in Clear Lake---a mere 5 miles from my house? Thanks to a recent social media blitz and with the company of good friends I am now much more educated.  And that, my friends, is a very good thing.  Especially when it comes to … [Read more...]

Get Out The Poodle Skirts!

You read that correctly!  It is time to pull out the saddle shoes and poodle skirts if you are a North Iowa person because my favorite local radio station, KCMR, Inspiration 97.9 is pulling out all the stops and putting on a show.  The best part is that YOU get to be a part of the show in a sense.  It's all about the music and it's coming to Mason City, Iowa on Friday, August 22nd from 7-9 p.m. "Malt Shop Memories" is the Friday night show on KCMR and is hosted by these fabulous folks … [Read more...]

Surf’s Up!

When Chris was "between jobs" we tried to take in some of the sights around the area that we had not really seen.  We ate in some new to us restaurants and tried to immerse ourselves in all things Iowa.  One of our first stops was to visit The Surf Ballroom and Museum again.  We have been there for various concerts but had never really been able to visit in the light of day. I would highly recommend this to anyone who happens to find themselves near Clear Lake, Iowa.  It is an absolute fun way … [Read more...]

Recapitulation

I took a few days off and I am very glad that I did.  I did not totally disconnect from social media---I still posted a few tweets, Facebook statuses and even checked on a few blogs but I did not write any posts.  Mr. Diamond came home and the above picture shows that the whole weekend was a thumbs up! The first thing I realized was that Chris was coming in on Thursday instead of Friday like I thought!  It helps if you actually look at the email with the ticket info, right?  It's all good---I … [Read more...]

River City Sculpture Walk 2014-2015—-A Delightful Afternoon Walk

Last year I did several posts on the local River City Sculptures on Parade in Mason City.  I loved each and every sculpture that graced our city and told everyone I could to go see them.  There is just something special about each one of them and I was a big cheerleader for the entire series.  I think the work that has gone into getting these sculptures to our city has been magnificent. You can imagine that I was thrilled when several were purchased to remain in our city. Probably the biggest … [Read more...]

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