Tuesday, October 11, 2011

19 years happy in love!

10-11-11 celebrating brain

Greg and I celebrated our 19th anniversary yesterday (and over the weekend).... the highlight being a night at the newly opened, newly restored Frank Lloyd Wright Hotel in Mason City, Iowa. The only Wright designed hotel still standing... and it is right here in Iowa!

I was so cool! There are 27 rooms to choose from, ranging from $100 to $250. We took the modest queen bed room for $100 and it was awesome! The hotel is on the south side of the downtown central park.

Here is some of the exterior detail.

Greg and I both love the style of Wright's designs in buildings and furniture too.

Our neighbor friend here in Des Moines, Carolyn- her brother Randy Cram, who lives in Clear Lake,  was part of the foundation who worked on this project-he is an architect.  
There is soon to be a restaurant opened, and there also is a ballroom. Great for a wedding reception!

I can't rave enough about this place! Treat yourself sometime and spend the night. Mason City also has the Music Man Museum, a most wonderful art museum, and also a few other Wright houses in town.
Well worth a trip to north central Iowa!

PS: Since Mason City is only 30 miles from my hometown, we did drive over there first to have lunch with Mom and Dad. What a gorgeous day with temperatures in the low 80's. Mom and I went for a nice walk by the river enjoying the trees and sunshine.

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