We love Amanda and Nolan's sweet house in North Liberty and are so happy to see how nice it is for them.
While Nolan stayed in town to prepare for the big half-time show, we went to the Amish country to do some sight seeing.
We stopped at a Mennonite market, Stringtown, and got some tasty candy to sustain us on our trip.
Nolan's father, Gary hung our with us for the day. I'll bet he loved shopping in historic Kolona with us just about as much as Ed did!
We were surprised to find a fancy place for lunch there--the Tuscan Moon. We went there on the recommendation of a lady walking down the street with a backpack. Ed wondered if she was the owner's wife. Either way, we loved it.
We drove by some barns with quilt designs on them, finally arriving at Riverside, Iowa the future birthplace of Captain Kirk from Star Trek. Live Long and Prosper!
We had plenty of time left to explore the music building at the college and meander down the cute pedestrian mall in Iowa city before the big game this evening.