Monday, 27 June 2011

The General Store Eatery

 If you're ever visiting in Des Moines Iowa you must go to the Valley Junction area. It boast over 150 shops and restaurants there.  Please be sure to wear your tennies though, because it will take a while to get through it all. But believe me, it is well worth it!
My favorite eating spot there is "The General Store Eatery". It offers a simple choice of sandwiches, salads and the yummiest desserts. The service is fast and the atmosphere seems to transport one back in time!

The very, very best part of the whole dining experience is sharing coveted time with my dear and precious daughter!

It's always hard to leave her and her little family to come back home. Where would we be today without the phone or e-mail? I can't imagine what it was like for mothers before there invention. Can you? Do any of you ladies have daughter living far away too?


  1. Oh yes, without email and phone we'd be missing them terribly. Both our daughters lived in Texas until our oldest and her family moved here last year. Amy and family are at Dallas and we don't see them very often. They will be here next week so we are making big plans! That place looks right up my alley!

  2. Looks like a charming place. I live far from My Mom too. It is not easy, but sometimes in life you have to do it for the best interest and future of your family. I do not think my Mom will ever get over it, it has been 15 years and I still hear about it LOL. I do talk to her almost everyday though. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party. Please add my link to your post.

  3. It is so nice that you got to spend time with your lovely daughter. All our family is in Portland Oregon across the Columbia River from Vancouver where our home is...only problem with that is, we are rarely there, but up at the Little House 4 hrs. drive away because of hubbies work. Daughter and I are on the phone often through out the day and I do make the trip down every few weeks.

    I see Blogger allowed you to put your name were you wanted. Have a wonderful Monday!

  4. I have a son that lives in DC and I live in Orlando, it's tough alright! But I talk to him often. Thank you for your kind comments on my travel case. If you have problems leaving a comment on any sites, try leaving a comment annonymously I know there has been problems around blogger. Welcome to the blog world, you're off to a great start!


  5. I just saw a black bear on my walk a couple of days ago, so I love your blog and can't wait to see your ETSY shop when it finally "opens". Thanks for sharing. :)

  6. I understand totally! All three of our children moved away from home so we travel pretty often visiting them. Two of them are in Texas, so not too far, but our youngest daughter is in Kansas City which is about a 14 hour drive. Actually we are leaving to visit tomorrow! Yes, e-mail and cell phones are awesome!!

  7. Hello! Thank you for your visit to my blog. It's nice to meet you.

    Soon my son will be moving away to Florida (I live in Ohio). I'm not looking forward to him moving so far away, but yes, I am very grateful we have phones and email to help us keep in touch. :)

  8. My dear daughter lives 3 hours away and that's too far! I'm with you, I can't imagine what mother's of old went through when a child moved far away... Hurrah for technology! And you won't be hearing me say that often. ;)

    Blessings, Debbie

  9. Oh what a nice visit here...this post just slowed me down. No all my adult children live near me...but who knows for how long.

    Thanks for visiting my blog...sounds like you are a mover...I am not 16 years in one and 11 years in another until just recently.

    Nice to meet you.

  10. Hi Kimberly! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog. I love meeting new bloggers. I found your blog to be very interesting - right down to the bears and that old song about the Edmund Fitzgerald! :-) I love Gordon Lightfoot! We have a daughter in Fort McMurray so I know how you feel. She is married and has a 9 month old boy so we are really missing them alot. I'm going to follow your blog! I hope you'll come back and visit/follow me too. Take care. Blessings, Pamela

  11. Thank you for stopping by for a visit and leaving a comment. Love your header, the bear is something we do not see here in southern Ontario.

  12. Hi Kimberly....Thank you for stopping by my place today...
    You know, I can not imagine living away from my daughters....Both of them live less than a mile from us...
    Looking forward to visiting you each day....Can't imagine how nice it would be to live where there are bears....
    Have a good evening..

  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Always fun to meet new people. Will be adding you to my Reader list.

    Your daughter is beautiful. The best part is when mom and daughter enjoy each others' company.

    My daughter has been living within 2-1/2 hours of home, but is leaving the middle of July for Thailand and South Korea for a year. Sob. My son and grandchildren live two days away. We only get to see them about once a year. (Husband and son are self-employed, so neither can just up and leave. And, we both live in places one can't fly to.)

  14. Thank you for your kind comments about our little Maggie. You certainly live in a beautiful part of our beautiful country. It is hard to live so far from our kids and grandkids. But when they come for a visit they get to move right in and stay awhile, which I love. So very nice to meet you. Mimi

  15. Yes, indeed daughter are cherished! And yes, my daughter (only) lives far from me now and thank goodness for phones and email and live video phones..Your daugther is beautiful.. Hugs

  16. Isn't it lovely to have a Mother/Daughter day out! Special times:O)
    I am loving your blog so far, I am in awe of where you live, and the wildlife. I'd love to see more pictures of where you live.


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