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As you read this, we are on the road somewhere between Kimball, Nebraska, and Kimball Junction, where I-80 meets Hwy 224, which leads to Park City. In other words, we'll be home soon!
What have we been doing since my last blog post? We left the KOA near Mishawaka, IN, and our DS the elder and DIL, but not before Rocky learned to play tetherball:


We stopped twice in Iowa, once in the area near Amana, to see the Amana villages, which were founded by a religious group that arrived in this country in the mid-19th century and spread to Iowa. In Amana, I added a new sheep to my sheep collection. Here DH treats the new sheep to a real local beer:


We had a great campsite. We got there early, so we got a place with a view. Here's what the campsite looked like:


The May basket my friend Joanie gave me May 1st. Is still going strong. We took it along. We hung it out on our trailer every night as we hooked up:


In the evening, the sun set over the lake. Finally the ducks and geese went to bed, so Rocky and Sunny could relax. It's amazing how waterfowl affect mini-poos! You think of them as lap dogs, but they are direct descendants of the dogs bred to hunt ducks and geese. Here's the sunset:


What's on my needles? Not the Kristi socks. They're finished! Yaaay! Here they are on my feet. I will wear them on the last leg of the trip tomorrow.:


On to finish my Sipalu Bag. Then I need to get started on the Double Wedding Ring quilt for DD. With additional thumb surgery, I'm not sure if I'll have enough time to finish the hand quilting if I don't get started. This has been a great vacation. We've had really good luck with the weather, as with our equipment. It was great to see our DD and future SIL in Wisconsin, and to see our DS the elder and DIL the quilter in Indiana. It was great that DS cleaned my laptop. It doesn't get sluggish anymore. Now if I can get an exorcist to fix the possession...

Happy knitting/quilting. --P

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Tags: Bag, Kristi, Sipalu, dogs, family, knitting, poodles, quilting, socks, trailers, More…travel

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Comment by Janice Saunders on August 7, 2009 at 5:52pm
Peggy, I love your site. We have 3 poodles!! 2 mini and 1 toy. The mini are brother and sister and are 3 and the toy is 6. We love our poodles and I loved to see yours. I have 1/2 of the bag done. I have made socks during the winter for I broke my wrist. I have been making Christmas sweaters for my 4 grandchildren. Also, I have been making vest for the 3 older ones for their birthdays. Next year, now will only be knitting for chirstmas. I need time to knit for myself and yes finish the other half of the bag. My blog is janknit.blogspot.com I have to get on there to update. We got remarried last summer, it was the holidays, broken wrist, back to work and now back to gardening and knitting. My email is janknit1954@yahoo.com would love to hear from you.
Comment by EdwardRad on August 6, 2009 at 9:56am
I love the little sheep that you got!! It's super cute and definitely worthy of a shared beer. I'm glad that you had a nice vacation and that you'll be home soon. ^_^

The socks turned out wonderfully, I love the colorway that you chose. What yarn is it?
Comment by Knit4Many on August 6, 2009 at 3:27am
Your sock came out so nice..!!! Love the color. Glad you had a great vacation and thank for sharing so much with us. Welcome home soon.
Comment by ruthmci on August 5, 2009 at 5:29pm
Pretty sunset! Welcome home soon, I hope the rest of your trip is great. The socks turned out beeyootiful!
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on August 5, 2009 at 11:33am
Peggy,
What a lovely view of the lake and the sunset! Looks like Rocky is having a wonderful time! Birds drive our dogs crazy, too. I imagine the Amana village was very interesting. Have a safe rest of your trip, and we will see you soon.
Comment by parisribbons on August 4, 2009 at 10:16pm
Peggy,
So Rocky plays tetherball now. He's amazing. Poodles are really smart dogs.
Honey is a mighty would-be hunter also. Her heart's desire is to catch one of
the little cotton-tail bunnies who live in the cactus patch across the alley. She
also chases birds, lizards and cats. She got a lizard's tail the other day.
Your socks are glorious. Your vacation sounds really terrific. I just can't travel
any more and I miss it terribly. But I'm thankful for all the memorable places I
have been and the beautiful picture albums I have. -- Judith

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