Hi kids...I'm doing a whirlwind trip to Iowa for a funeral. Never drove this far west but I'm amazed to say that its actually hillier than southern Michigan. Its sort of been like a "garden state" trip. As in the movie. I've met family I've never met or was just a baby when I met them. Heard all kinds of family stories I've never heard before, seen the graves of family members I've only heard of in passing (they are all buried in a tiny cemetery near each other.) so while it may sound morbid to some, its been "neat" to me. Ok, well just in case anyone missed me, I thought I'd say hi while I hopped on the computer to look up directions to someone's house we're visiting later tonight.