On the first day of our trip, we went to Northern Missouri to celebrate my Grandad’s 76th birthday with a surprise birthday party! It was held at his church, and we decorated a room in the basement with balloons and streamers. All his family and close friends were invited, and they came about 15 minutes ahead of when he arrived. My Uncle and his family took Grandad out to dinner, and then to the church. Grandad was completely surprised- it was a lovely party!
After the party, we went to my grandparents’ farm to stay overnight. Here’s some pictures from the next morning:
As we traveled through Iowa, we stopped in Pella, a neat place that looks like a little Dutch town (we used to live there). There are windmills, lots and lots of tulips, and brick streets. It’s the cutest and cleanest town I’ve ever seen.