Mini Vacay on the Mississippi

This weekend we went on a mini vacation to Northeast Iowa. Not only was it Preston’s first time in the area, but it was Chad’s first time as well!

We left early friday morning and took our time driving there.


We stopped in Waterloo for breakfast with my parents.


We ate at Morg’s and it was delicious!! We got so much food and it was very moderately priced.

The pancakes were bigger than our faces!


There was a little lady at breakfast that just couldn’t handle how cute Preston was! She just had to hold him!! It was so sweet!!


After breakfast we went to Devils Backbone to hike around a little bit. Chad had never been there so it was fun to show him.


Preston seemed to have fun, too!


Once we arrived in McGregor, we checked into our hotel and drove around the town a little bit. Our hotel was right on the Mississippi River. It was perfect!

We decided it was time for lunch, so we headed over to Prairie Du Chen, Wisconsin for some Pete’s Burgers.


Then we stopped at the liquor store for beer and cheese.


We went down to the River to eat our lunch and to enjoy a brew.


After that we decided it was time to head to Pikes Peak so we could be back to our hotel at a decent time!

So, we finished up our beer in order to be to our hotel for cocktail hour. hahaha!


Pikes Peak had a nice look out to see over all the towns in the area!


We walked on the trails for a little while also.


We headed back to McGregor and stopped at a little Deli on the main street. We bought some wine and some items to dip into our hummus!

When we arrived back to our hotel, we sat on our deck to enjoy the nice view of the water.

Once cocktail hour was over, we headed to a local restaurant for dinner.

{{Preston’s first time in a highchair!}}


By this time, Preston had realized it was his bedtime (7pm), luckily we had his stroller and he fell asleep in there while we ate.

After dinner was over we headed back to the hotel.

The next day we got up and enjoyed our morning sitting on the deck of our hotel.


After that we walked to a local coffee shop and then hit up some shops on main street.


By the time we were done with that, it was time to hit the road!

Chad was supposed to be a golf caddy for his Dad that afternoon and my parents had a wedding to attend.

It was a short and sweet trip, but it was about the perfect length!


…especially when traveling with a baby!


…until next time!


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