Today is Bill's 69th birthday, which we spent mostly on the road. We slept in and after breakfast started on the last leg of our trip. Because we were making good time, we were not pushing it. We stopped in Mt. Pleasant, IA, for lunch at a very nice little Mexican place right on the downtown square.
Then we decided to stop at Dad's, so we went on up to North Liberty and visited with him for a couple of hours. It was good to see him. He is looking very good for someone who is approaching his 85th birthday!
Then we drove on over to Des Moines to Billy's. We got there around 6 and after a little visiting, we went out to Macaroni Grille to celebrate Bill's birthday. We made a stop at the grocery store to stock up for breakfast and then we talked and watched TV (lots of football on Thursdays) until I finally gave up and went to bed.
It is great to be here now and we are looking forward to the next few days with Billy. Bill flies back home on Monday and I am planning to stay another couple of weeks. Should be fun!