A weekend jaunt. AKA 8 hours for pizza.

So, my husband went to Luther College. Two things are sacred to most Luther alum. Whippy Dip (which I’ve never had, the whole no dairy thing) and Mabe’s Pizza. I mean, these people are INSANE about it. When the various alumni groups around the country get together, they often have Mabe’s pizza flown in for the parties. Yeah. Seriously.

Mabe's Pizza

All of my in-laws also fell in love with Mabe’s during Randy’s stint at Luther. Some of them are insane about it as well. To the point that our family took a road trip with Randy’s parents up to Decorah last Saturday, solely for pizza. That’s all we did. Drove 4 hours up there. Ate pizza. Drove 4 hours home.

We also made a 30 minute stop at Dunning’s Spring. The IL’s didn’t really get this side excursion, but Wally and I really needed a chance to walk around a bit, and Wally really really needed to get some energy out.

Walking down in the stream Dunning's Spring

What does this have to do with Wallypop? Nothing, really. Just thought you’d like to know why last weekend was a total bust for getting any work done.


About sarahtar

Our Family lives in central Iowa. We are Christians, conservatives, and crunchy granola heads. We love the outdoors, photography, and lindy hop. Turn ons are people who are polite, honesty, and really good root beer. Turn offs are mean people and people who make my life more difficult.

Posted on August 20, 2008, in Personal. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Wow, that pizza picture is making me hungry! My mom and sister drove down to Decorah last weekend and stayed in a B&B and visited a seed place where apparently the seeds date back to Bible times. They loved the area and ate at a pizza place. I’ll have to ask them if this is the place!

  2. Seed Savers Exchange is a really neat place. I’ve not bought seeds from them, but we have toured their facilities.

  3. I knew I recognized a picture of Mabe’s Pizza! I grew up around there, and love, love both the Whippy Dip and Mabe’s. Next time you go, take flash lights and check out Ice Cave. You can see whirl pools and fossils inside.

  4. You know, though we’ve been to Dunning’s Spring as a family a few times, we’ve never gone to the cave. We don’t think about it until we’re there and then we don’t have lights or headlamps or jackets or anything. Every time, Randy says “hey, next time we need to remember to go to ice cave.” Some day…

    We were hoping to get up there to camp this fall, but I don’t think that’s going to happen, so maybe spring.

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