over the weekend we headed to truro, iowa a small town in south central iowa, population 427 (according to the 2000 US census). truro is located in madison county iowa which is the where the book "bridges of madison county" took place. not only that, but more importantly it is where luke's great grandma johnson lives. we took the 6 hour road trip over a long weekend and had a great visit.
luke and his grandpa and daddy on the tractor outside of the machine shed restaurant in des moines, iowa. luke loved "driving" the big tractor and he also loved the machine shed's delicious sweet potato fries!
luke meeting his great grandma johnson for the very first time.
luke has heard a lot about great grandma johnson's beautiful backyard and garden. he wanted to check it out for himself. the weather was beautiful the day we arrived (the other days it rained), so we're glad he was able to enjoy the yard for at least one day. we also were able to take home some fresh green beans from ggj's garden. yum!
besides the first meeting of ggj and luke it was also a very special weekend as ggj celebrated her 93rd birthday while we were in town with 50 of her closest friends and relatives! happy birthday ggj!