Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Alllllll Aboard!!!

Before I left Kansas City my friend Arlene came up from Wichita with her husband Bill for a visit. One of the things they like to do is travel around and ride trains......so we headed to Belton, Mo and rode a train......Oh My Goodness it was so FUN!!!!!

Here was our chariot!!! We sat on the outside car....soaking up the sun BABY!!!

Belton was having a big car show with a live band that day......so it was a bonus to the train ride. I never realized there were so many fun shops to explore in Belton so we explored the shops, looked at the cars and rode the train. It was fun getting to walk through the different cars of the train and imagining the people who use to ride them as their mode of transportation.

The official Train Ride Sign!!!

Here is my TICKET!!!

Bill and Ar posing for me!!!

The best part of the trip was getting to spend time with my friends, they are a blessing to me. So I get a call the other day and they are going to be coming through IA and of course we have the Boone train so we are going to go on an adventure in Boone, IA!!!! I will try to take lots of pictures to share!!!! Side note: Johnny on the Spot was the nicest one I have ever been in.....it was clean and it smelled nice.....I am telling you it was a great day all around!!!!!

I can't leave out the car show!!!
I would have more car pictures but I used my new phone and I am still learning how to operate it!!

Goodbye until next time!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Good Bye Little House in Kansas City

We will miss our sweet little home in Kansas City!!!!

It is official....we have moved out of Kansas City!!!!
It was hard to say Goodbye to our friends and our sweet little house but now we are on a new adventure. We are in the transition phase so the dogs and I are in Corydon, IA and Donnie is in FL....Andrew our son decided to stay in Kansas City........we will miss him but we are excited for him to claim his independence.

Corydon,IA is a fun little community, I can take a walk at 10:00pm and not have to worry about being bothered......very different from Kansas City!!! I have a bike that I use to get around town and my first full week here I helped with Vacation Bible School.

My mom has decided that it is time to downsize and I am here to help her get the job done. We are going through over 50yrs of stuff.......we have gotten a lot done but have quite a ways to go. We have found lots of treasures and memories of those who have left this world come flooding back when we run across those special treasures.

I will be spending time with my family in Ottumwa, IA too!!! I am excited to have this time to be surrounded by family and friends. I do miss my husband very much.....this time in IA would be sweetened if he could be here with me. He is busy with work and checking out Open Houses, looking for our next home.......we know it is going to be different from what we are used to but excited to start this new adventure together.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Independence Day!!!

This nation will remain the land of the free
only so long as it is the home of the brave.
~Elmer Davis

Happy 4th of July!!!
Have a Safe and Enjoyable Holiday!!!