See here is the thing, I really love traveling (in case you could not tell) and when I travel I throw all my inhabitions into the wind and lose complete control of my surroundings and live in the moment.
So the fact that I did not notice a real horse was not a statute but a REAL horse is sad.
Ok let me back up.
We had just arrived in Iowa, and like always I just had to stop at the Welcome Center. cause to Jen, New state equals new Welcome Center and I just had to stop. (go ahead roll your eyes)
Except this was not really a welcome center.
It was an Amish Store. Whaaatt? there are Amish in Iowa? I really thought the Amish were mostly in the North East. Clearly I need to read up on Amish more, because I was misunderstood.
Nontheless, I went into the store and walked around. The store was next to a Maid Rite and I must admit even though it is not “technically” a Welcome Center, it is a nice place to stop and stretch your legs.
“I am going out to take pictures of the statues” I told the person I arrived with.
As I am outside snapping away, all of the sudden the HORSE MOVED.
and let me say I not only yelped I also jumped.
and to make it worse, I say something along the lines of the statute just moved.
I was humilated.
Either way, I took this as a sign that my trip was going to be one worth remembering.