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Thursday, 6 June - Digital photos

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The Skunk River runs near Mount Pleasant.

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There is a small recreational area here.

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Allison - taking in the view.

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More of that taking-in business.

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Ditto.

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A picturesque bridge over the Skunk River.

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A closer view of the bridge.

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Dad and Connie by the car.

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Allison joins them.

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Connie decides to photograph me.

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A wide waterfall over a dam in the Skunk River.

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Wes's construction business which is now owned by his sons.

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How about that!?

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There's HON (office furniture) in the background.

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A small bird perched on a pole which is the end of the line.

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Mount Pleasant,IA is home to a Bluebird school bus manufacturing facility.

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This is where they grow buses.

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Some of these pictures probably are not very interesting unless you look at the high-resolution versions.

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More buses... growing.

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Grow, buses, grow!

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Aisles and aisles of buses.

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That's a lot of buses.

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Need a bus?

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Bluebird has got a bus for you!

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Here's a panorama taken from near the Firestone building east of the Bluebird "plantation."

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Kalona, Iowa.

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Kalona is where we met several Amish and Mennonite people.

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Allison with Marie Barton who is 98 years old and has an extremely sharp memory.

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This backlit shooting isn't working out so good.

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Alright, now I've got the lighting problem fixed. Now I just need to fix Allison.

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Ahh... much better.

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Bill McElewe (left) and Bill Barton (right) looking at maps at Marie's house.

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Another one of the two Bills.

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Bill McElewe scoops up some food at Marie's house Thursday afternoon.

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Bill continues to build his plate.

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From the left: Allison, Bill McElewe, Wes Barton, Marie Barton. Eating lunch at Marie's house.

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Here you can see Bill Barton back at the other end of the table. On the left side is Connie Andrews (our cousin), and Joyce McElewe (Bill's wife).

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At the smaller table (from the left) is: Wanda (Wes's sister), Eloise (Wes's other sister), Geraldine (Wes's wife), and Weston (Wes's grandson).

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Marie sitting in her living room chair.

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Marie and Connie visit.

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Wes at Marie's.

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A fat cat (with a small head) at a quilting store in downtown Mount Pleasant.

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Nice cat.

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Ahh- there's the winning photo.

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Now you can begin to see the "fat" characteristic.

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The cat likes to sit on this chair by the door and watch out the window.

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Me... outside the library in Mount Pleasant.

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Me... again, because Dad wasn't sure if it worked the first time.

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The Mount Pleasant library.

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The movie theater in downtown Mount Pleasant.

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I made Dad stop so I could photograph this rock village in someone's front yard north of Mount Pleasant.

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A wider shot of the rock village.

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Everyone eating and visiting at Wes's house.

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Everyone eating and visiting at Wes's house.

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Allison and Julie.

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Wes's dog KC. Cute little thing. When he barks, both his front feet come a couple inches off the ground. I think he looks like a miniature donkey.