Last month we loaded our present family of eight (Alyssa's at college) into our van and headed to Grandpa Bud and Grandma Vineta's for a weekend. Sometimes it's really nice to get settled in for a car ride and knwo there are no meals to cook, no dishes to wash, nothing that really has to be done.
I had packed a dinner in the car of wraps. This is our traditional "meal on the road"...flour tortillas, filled with your choice of meat, cheese, pickles, green peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce and even horseradish mustard, although I'm the only one who likes that last item. Well, up until dinner time I was enjoying this car ride with nothing to do. I browsed my Taste of Home Magazines for hours, marking recipes I thought might be a go. This little activity proved to be a problem. You see, I just didn't feel like wraps. I was hungry and pregnant and wanted a hot meal. I keep laughing at myself because I'm so much not like myself right now. I think about food often and am not as content and satisfied with "whatever." I went ahead and ate my wrap and decided to put those magazines away!!
Along with some wonderful meals around Bud and Vineta's table, we enjoyed an outing to see some Abraham Lincoln History. 2009 had been the 200th anniversary of his birth so the whole state had been celebrating for quite some time.
This was our first stop. The boys really liked his hat!
Can you guess what everyone is standing in front of?