OK, so I started off by insulting all of my friends from high school. Let me rephrase, they are not OLD, they have just been my friends for a very long time!
Paula and I were up and our way by around 8:45 and got to Marion about 10:20. We met up with everyone else at The Wit's End, a cute little coffee house. They make the best scones. I also had a hot chocolate with mine. We gathered back in the back room where we met last year and had a ball, talking, laughing, finding out everything we could! There were even a few tears over some of the difficult things that life can bring. There were ten of us - last year there were 8, so we are growing in numbers! Probably because our reputation for a good time is growing?????
As we approached lunch time, we moved the party over to The Fieldhouse, a bar and grill type of place built around the Iowa Hawkeyes. We went to the same place last year and it is perfect - not too busy for lunch, so we don't interfere with other people and we can stay as long as we want without being a problem. In fact, we stayed until 5:00!
What a great day. Everyone told me to come back to Iowa again soon, so we can do it all again!
Paula and I headed on back to Davenport and met her son for dinner. Then we were back at her house, just relaxing, watching some TV, and talking. I know it seems impossible that we could possibly find anything to talk about after two days of intense talking - but, believe me, it wasn't hard!
So, I can chalk up Day 4 as a huge success!