Me and Mom (Part 2)

Mom and I pulled out of Mount Vernon, Illinois pretty early on Sunday morning. She’s a real road warrior, this one…

I kept telling her I didn’t mind driving if she needed a break, but she assured me she was fine, so I just rode shotgun and snapped pics as we drove up through Missouri and Iowa that day.

We stopped at Apple Tree Antiques along the way…

What a pretty little place that was…

They had some gorgeous pumpkins on display outside, too…

And pots of mums so big you could barely pick ’em up!

My Mom was born in Iowa City, Iowa- so, of course, we had to pull over and snap this picture, too…

And speaking of posing with road signs, I took this one of her before we left the hotel that morning, too…

Told ya she was a road warrior.

PS- We made it to my Aunt and Uncle’s house in Minnesota safe and sound, and I can’t wait to share my Aunt Chriss’ favorite pumpkin latte cake recipe with you tomorrow…YUM!

Pumpkin Coffee Cake
Me and Mom

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  1. Kelly M says

    Catching up on your blog–you passed through my home town in Iowa! No one ever goes there or knows where it is, so to see pictures of Apple Tree Antiques on a blog that in my head is a-million-miles-away was awesome! Hope you enjoyed southeast Iowa. We like it here :)

  2. says

    You mentioned SO many states on your road trip! West coast? “we drove from OREGON, then for 12 hours through CA”…that’s how our road trips go…LOL

    Beautiful photos…! I love the road sign cluster. Very fun idea.

  3. says

    Layla, I stopped at Appletree Antiques on my way back home after visiting my family in Keokuk. They got some fun response from people after you posted the pics you took there. One lady called to ask how much that yellow and white quilt hanging on the cupboard was! It was a cute little place, & I’m glad I stopped. Love your blog! 😀

  4. says

    Thank you so much for sharing these photos. I love the pics. I wish my house looked like these. I have family from Mt. Vernon, IL (small world). :). It looks like you and your mom had a great trip. Go Road Warriors!