Thursday, July 24, 2014

4th of July Weekend

 For the Fourth of July weekend we went to see my sister's family in IL. On Friday we went to Mequoketa Caves. It was a very neat place and I would highly recommend it. The kiddos were ready to go back the next day.

 Grammy giving Adalli a pep talk before she entered the cave. She was getting pretty nervous that is was going to be scary. 

 The first trail leads through a big cave and then you pop out into this hole. It amazes me that as soon as there is sun the vegetation grows even if it is just a little bit of sun. 

 My rock climbers!

 We were able to climb into any cave we were brave enough to explore. 
 Just playing with my camera's up close abilities.

 On Saturday we went to a small town in IL to watch the fireworks. I will say that it was probably one of the best firework shows I have ever been to! Highly recommended as well!

 We also went to the John Deere Pavilion in Davenport. It was very impressive and perfect for kiddos that don't have the blessing of being around all this big equipment on a daily basis (like we do). Very well done!  
 BJ and Adalli checking out the new features on the huge combine.
 This was a rice combine. I thought it was pretty neat, Natalie loved it because it was tiny compared to the huge combine.
All in all it was a wonderful weekend! I recommend every where we went and I hope we can go again sometime soon. Thanks Kay and Ben for hosting us :) 

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