Besides getting to see my friend's new apartment, surviving the hail storm while driving on Lake Shore Drive, and it being the last day in June, the best part of today was getting an email from President Barack Obama. Yeah, he was asking for money, but listen, we've met - we're tight (I've a photo and autograph to prove it); this email could be legit.
A girl can dream can't she?
Also, check out my sweet weather related background in Gmail. The lightining earlier was about like that!
And then we were off to LeClaire, Iowa -- home of the History Channel show American Pickers and their store, Antique Archeology. I kept singing The Music Man song, "Iowa Stubborn." It seemed fitting. Besides the fact that I wanted to get gas in Iowa (because it's 30 cents cheaper!), but couldn't find a station with out a line, I loved this little town across the river!
The Number 1 Thing I Love About Summer: Reading books that I actually want to read. I'm on a mystery/detective fiction kick right now. And this Sherlock Holmes pastiche series is positively perfect. I truly am enjoying re-reading these books. I've been able to pick up on so much more the second time around!