Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Our stay in Bonaparte.....

We spent our last 2 nights &1 day in Bonaparte, Iowa.  It's one of the villages of Van Buren, located in the southeast corner of Iowa on the Des Moines River.  We stayed in one of our very favorite places -- The Bonaparte Inn.  It was previously a glove factory but it's been painstakingly restored into a beautiful inn.  The women who work there take care of you like you're truly a guest.  They make certain coffee is ready outside your room when you awake, then they fix a yummy breakfast in the dining room that looks out on the river.  Appetizers are served in the afternoon.  Can't beat that!

On Friday we headed out to some of the other villages to do some sightseeing & shopping.  It was a gorgeous day.  After shopping in a huge Mennonite store in Cantril, we headed to a little cafe in town to have a pork tenderloin about the size of a dinner plate.  After lunch & taking in a little more of the scenery, we headed back to the Inn & took a walk.  It was such a good day.




 







4 comments:

simplyiowa said...

Hey Jan...
I am so sorry I haven't thanked you, properly, for your visit... and support... Thank You... Thank You... I so enjoyed you... and the Girls... You are an Amazing Woman... Wish you lived closer...But, then... maybe, like Peg, you are better off, keeping a bit of distance...
My Love to You...
Barb C.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

What a darling, quaint spot!
And such beautiful photos, looks like a great time! :-)

Hugs,
Anne

Relyn said...

What a wonderful trip. It sounds wonderful!

dulcy said...

Oh the envy! Jim and I are way overdue for a road trip.... As I am way overdue for another trip to Leola's!
xo
dulcy