The Week in Review

I have had a fabulous week!!!!  My best friend in the whole wide world (Ann)  came to spend a week with me and we had a blast!  We started out with a day at the Mall of America and then had a great time spending time in Mason City, painting pottery, going to Cresco, Iowa to pick up the quilts that Doreen from Treadlemusic finished for me, going to a Chris Mann Concert at NIACC, and catching up for a lot of lost time.  Chris was the perfect hubby and tolerated our giggles and silliness and took … [Read more...]

River City Sculptures on Parade–Part 1

Mason City is home to a lot of great things----the last remaining Frank Lloyd Wright hotel--The Historic Park Inn which I blogged about here, many parks and recreation areas, a fabulous renovated library complete with coffee shop, The Stockman House, a wonderful historical area featuring Prairie School architecture in Rock Glen ( It is the largest collection of prairie style homes in a natural setting in the world), Music Man Square which pays homage to Meredith Willson of The Music Man fame and … [Read more...]

The Wright Place to Stay

The hubby celebrated his birthday earlier this week and since it is so close to Christmas it always gets lost in all of the celebrations. Every year I think about doing something special for him mid year and it just does not happen.  This year I decided that I would try to do as much as I could to make it extra special starting with tickets to a UNC basketball game in January.  The weekend was filled with a fabulous dinner out, a great concert by Una Vocis and then Monday night I surprised him … [Read more...]