This year has been a struggle.

As we crossed out of May into June and things looked like they were getting better I was hopeful.

COVID-19 and Coronavirus has shut down everything we love and it seems like we're constantly reminded of it.

I drove by Flora Pool and it made me feel horrible to know we won't have a chance to jump in the pool and ride down the water slides this year. It's something I look forward to doing with my son every year.

Movie theaters are still closed.

I also go by AMC and Phoenix Theaters pretty regularly and seeing the lots empty makes me feel sad, too.

We look forward to riding the rides at the Dubuque County Fair... no dice this year!

By now we would have also had at least a dozen grill outs and fires with friends and family.

What are you missing most?

~CMF