I’ve stayed the last couple days with family here in Marion, Iowa. From the left there’s Irv, Sammi, Julie and Larry.

That’s Irv and Sammi’s house there in the back. It’s been 7 or 8 years since I’ve seen them, so it was great catching up, seeing cousins Tammi and Tiffany and some new younger cousins I hadn’t met before.

I wish I had pictures of Larry’s amazing yard, with rail artifacts, ponds, waterfalls and a model train that runs through it all.  Unfortunately my phone battery died right when I got to his house.

I had wonderful and restful day. All I did was eat, read and sleep. Nearly five hours of napping today.

I must’ve needed the rest.

Thanks Sammi and Irv, and everyone, I hope I’ll see you soon!

I’ve stayed the last couple days with family here in Marion, Iowa. From the left there’s Irv, Sammi, Julie and Larry.

That’s Irv and Sammi’s house there in the back. It’s been 7 or 8 years since I’ve seen them, so it was great catching up, seeing cousins Tammi and Tiffany and some new younger cousins I hadn’t met before.

I wish I had pictures of Larry’s amazing yard, with rail artifacts, ponds, waterfalls and a model train that runs through it all. Unfortunately my phone battery died right when I got to his house.

I had wonderful and restful day. All I did was eat, read and sleep. Nearly five hours of napping today.

I must’ve needed the rest.

Thanks Sammi and Irv, and everyone, I hope I’ll see you soon!