I love Iowa. Like New Mexico, if I was told in the morning that I had to move here, I could do it. So much beautiful landscape, such nice people, and developments popping up all over so it isn’t barren land.
As a long-time fan of Little House on the Prairie, both the books and the TV show (come on, her name was LAURA and she was forever getting herself into trouble–sound familiar???). I found out in my research that there are recreations of the places she and her family lived all over the midwest. So I made it a point to go to one of them today. In the morning I did a 4-mile low-level hike, then went to the living history farm. So cool! A tractor pulled us to the farm land, then it brought us back to the recreated village. Another long evening of driving ensued, and I am finally showered and in my pajamas, looking forward to Ilinois and hopefully Indiana tomorrow.
Still haven’t used a hairdryer or worn makeup in all these days. I feel so much more relaxed and am filling those wasted moments grooming on focusing in the now. Vacating your life is healing.