Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Iowa City Surprises

One afternoon we noticed the Fox News van in our parking lot. We also saw this next door:

Turns out a guy was arrested for groping and stalking girls. This is the girl that called the police. Gross.

The ACT is in Iowa City! Who knew?

Fast Sunday Food Extravaganza!

Last Fast Sunday we made the horrible mistake of looking through cook books on Fast Sunday. End result: one apple pie, brownies, cashew brittle, and a HUGE loaf of Challah (a yummy Jewish bread). Oh and then there was also dinner. It was SO fun to make, and the smells were awesome in our little apartment. A little too awesome.

We made the Challah in our bread machine. We thought it was going to come out of the bread machine. It was HUGE and very yummy.

Apple pie!
Mint brownie "cupcakes."
Cashew brittle. Yum.

Amana Colonies!

A few weeks ago, we decided we wanted to do a little Iowa exploring! We had heard about the Amana Colonies ( a old German communal community), so we thought we'd check it out! It reminded us a lot of Garner Village up in South Jordan, Utah. It had cute shops, and it was quiet and relaxing just to walk around the different buildings.

I just thought this house was really cute.

A view down the road. There was a fudge shop, chocolate shop, bakery, toy store (Andrew liked that one), German restaurants, clothing shops, general stores, a winery, and lots of cheese.

Cute buildings.

We had a lot of fun there! It felt like a relaxing getaway! And it didn't hurt that the weather was beautiful!