Settling in

Wed 24 August 2022

Kristin and I have mostly transitioned from house-moving mode to settling-in mode. We've been riding our bikes on the bike trail, explored a bit around Lake McBride, volunteered at Ely's Sesquicentennial celebration, gone camping. And I've found ways to continue flying - I'll talk more about that later.

Volunteering at the Ely Sesquicentennial Celebration

Kristin and I volunteered at two stations. In the morning we sold t-shirts, and in the afternoon we sold drink tickets. These pictures are at the drink station.

Selling drink tickets

At the ticket booth

The Krob (pronounced with a long "o", like "row") grainery is now retired, but still owned by the Krob family. It was open for tours, so we checked it out. What an amazing place, and a fun piece of history!

Krob grainery

In the evening we went to House Divided for beers, where we played cards and enjoyed the live music.

Music at House Divided

An evening walk

A few days later we went to House Divided again. On our walk past the pond at the park, I grabbed this awesome picture.

The shelter on the pond

Camping at Lacey Keosauqua

We have been wanting to get out camping all summer. With all the moving chaos, we didn't get a chance until this past weekend. The park is beautiful, situated next to the Des Moines River, and with many miles of hiking trails. We had a nice and relaxing time there.

Lacey Keosauqua camping

Lacey Keosauqua camping