Monday, April 13, 2015

Favorite Time/Family Time ~ Missouri Part II

I went to Missouri the beginning of spring expecting roadways lined with Queen Anne's Lace, the light green of new leaves on the trees, expecting to wade in the rivers looking for that perfect
stone to skip, and seeing the bevy of hummingbirds around the feeder.  I went with one pair of jeans and a ton of shorts.  Let's just say that those jeans got washed a few times during the week...because that's all I wore!  The skies were mostly gray, the temps were low, spring break weather. it. was. not!  But was it worth it?!  You tell me.......

My destination,

home of Ft. Leonard Wood and where part of my heart lives.
My true destination...

While there, I went to my first trivia night where we had a killer team,
and somehow we. still. lost!  We're still perplexed, especially when two
 of the categories were Final Four and Green for St. Patty's Day.
Charlie and I had given each other the "we've got this" look,
and I admit, I searched google when we got back home because we were still
convinced we were right on some of the answers! 
We weren'

Took a little historic ride on Rt. 66,
and because Michelle is a girl who thinks like me,
we made a few stops at some picture worthy spots.

Took a day trip to Hermann,
a small Ozark town on the banks of the Missouri;
a town that celebrates its German heritage
daily with a selection of great eateries and a beautiful winery
 Ha-ha...I like taking pics of Mish taking pics
speaking of "on the banks of the Missouri"..
have I mentioned that I LOVE rivers. I think I have.
I love the history surrounding them.
They may be my favorite bodies of water.
I always want to know their source and their destination.
(I've hiked the Appalacians following a small river,
to a small creek, to the point of water just seeping from the water table...
a favorite memory!)
I ate at famous Lamberts with Mish
and we made it to the banks of the Lake of the Ozarks
and stopped by Ha Ha Tonka (it was worth going there just for the name!)
I got some time in with the Granddogs!
FYI:  I consider myself to be a world traveler
my family and friends are my world...
 there's no other place that I'd rather be!!
(well, ok...maybe Ireland at some point...but I want my family and friends there with me!!!)
So, Fam, until we're together again
(and that will be soon!),
thank you for sharing your wonderful world with me.
These memories are gifts that I will treasure always!
 The End!
Until next time.


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