The fall always makes me long for the place I called home for my four years of college. The memories of football games, dinners at Mabe's (still my all time favorite pizza. if only they delivered to Idaho), walks on tree lined streets, and hikes at the parks.
This quiet little town in northeast Iowa is a diamond in the rough in the fall. It is one of the most beautiful places when summer turns to fall. The rolling hills, the bluffs, the trees turning magnificent shades of red, orange, and yellow. Amazing.
Since we no longer have cable, I have been trying to find some new shows to record on TiVo to watch while I workout. (I am open to any suggestions for shows not on cable to record)
Earlier this week, I was watching an episode of Life on Mars. One of the characters was talking about how hard it was to live in NY and she missed home. Where was home? DECORAH, IOWA.
When the character, Windy, said she was from Decorah Iowa. I about fell off my elliptical machine. I wanted to make sure I heard her correctly so I replayed the scene about ten times. By now I was fairly certain she had said Decorah, Iowa but I wanted to make sure I wasn't imagining it.
So I called to Lance in my loudest whisper yell, you know the one where you want to get his attention but not wake the children. I didn't tell him anything about what was playing just that I wanted him to watch it. And I knew when a look of surprise came across his face, the Windy in fact had said Decorah Iowa.
So our fair Decorah, Iowa you are now famous. Although most people will probably have missed the fine city where Windy hailed from but to us it brought smiles and memories of a place we hold so dear to our hearts.