Myself and 6 other North Iowa Bloggers visited fellow blogger Mary at her home and business, Natural Plus Nursery, yesterday! What a special treat we got!! Natural Plus Nursery is located between Clear Lake and Mason City just off Highway 122. It’s a great location nestled amongst the trees and nature! We were lucky enough to visit the grounds and Nursery a week before their grand opening for the season. I was greeted by Mary and her canine pal, Maggie, who seemed to take to anyone who would show her a little love!
Tag Archives: Mason City Iowa
#TastyTuesday – A #BeesMeetup with the #NorthIowaBloggers!
I LOVE when I get together with the #NorthIowaBloggers! Everytime we get together, attend a function, or plan something it’s always a different conglomeration of people and it’s always a good time! This past Monday was no different. Thanks to Val of Corn, Beans, Pigs, & Kids (even though she ended up not being able to make it) a group of us gathered at the Mason City, Iowa Applebee’s location for a #BeesMeetup. We warned Applebees via social media that we were coming for them and boy were they ready for us. They were ready not only on their social media platforms, but also the staff at the restaurant was ready for us! Thankfully (not sure if it was for us or them) we had an inside hook-up with Loni of Lifestyles of the Pantsless. Loni is a part-time waitress at Applebees and
warned prepped the staff for our arrival. The manager of the Mason City location was also kind enough to treat us to 9
different types of appetizers from their menu! (Yes, there is only a few more and by ordering we ended up tasting every single one of them!) The staff was attentive, efficient, courteous, and very tolerable of our group with our chit chat, Tweeting, Facebooking, Instagramming, and requests for pictures!
North Iowa Blogger’s Try a Piece of Pizza Pie…or Several Pieces
8 months ago I attended my first North Iowa Blogger get-together. It was a chip tasting party for Lay’s Do Us A Flavor challenge and met this amazing group of woman. (Read about that experience HERE) Last week we got together for a Pizza Taste Off party! It all started with Beth Ann of It’s Just Life mentioning that she had never had Casey’s General Store’s pizza. Between Twitter and our thoughts…well, the rest is now history!
Making Memories in St. Louis
Back in January I participated in a Twitter chat revolving around #MWTravel. This one happened to be about Clear Lake, Iowa (in my “backyard”). They gave away a variety of prizes for participating in the chat and I was astonished and stunned speechless when they posted that I was the winner of 2 round trip tickets from Air Choice One!
Here in North Iowa we are are lucky to have a small, nice, regional airport situated between Clear Lake and Mason City. We are also lucky to have Air Choice One offering service out of this airport to Chicago and St. Louis!