Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Continuing the journey...

The Arch in St. Louis, MO......
DBF's niece's home in Kansas.....

Our little trooper, Dusty. He loved travelling and didn't complain one bit. He was always eager to jump back into the car!


This is Sissy....she is smiling....she and Dusty had a wonderful time playing.



Some of the great food that came from the smoker.....
More food........
More food..........it was all so delicious!

DBF's brother's home.........also in Kansas........

This is what they use to mow their lawns.......It cuts a 6 foot path! The machine is very big!

This is a smaller tractor used for heavy work around the farm.


He uses this to plow the vegetable garden.....


This attaches to the plow and it smooths out the ground after the plowing.

We found this little baby kitten at the house next door. It was lost and hungry and was only about 4 weeks old. The brother ended up keeping the little one. His two other cats started taking care of it right away. Happy ending!

These are for grain storage.




This was our hotel that we stayed in in Indiana. The Drury Inn. I highly recommend it, especially if you are traveling with a dog. They allow dogs and were very happy to have Dusty staying there. They made a fuss over him every time they saw us.


The Drury Inns are in the South and Midwest and are an excellent value. Free breakfast and dinner and free drinks in the afternoon and evening. Free Internet and free phone calls, too.


This is a restaurant, called O'Charley's, that we could see from our hotel. We ate dinner in the outdoor dining room one evening. It was very nice and the food was great.


Another view from our hotel room.....



Dusty in our room.....
My pictures got a little mixed up, but it doesn't matter. We had a great time, we were on the road about 12 days and drove about 3400 miles. I was so in awe of the midwest....how flat the land is, and how much land there is that is farmed. The people are all so friendly and down to earth. We were welcomed everywhere we went. It was fun and I am hoping that we can do it again.
Now, I have a lot of stuff to do here at home. Tomorrow, we are having a tree taken down in the back yard. It is leaning towards the house and needs to be taken care of. Another one back there is getting a drastic pruning. It is also way too big and is pressing against the edge of the shed roof. Not good....
I have been shopping for a new sofa and chair. I have one picked out, now I just have to go order it.
I have a list of stuff to do, now that the weather is warming up. Although, today it was 40 degrees, windy and raining off and on, but it will be better towards the end of the week. I've gotten some gardening cleanup done this past week. It's still too early for annuals, but we can put in perennials and move stuff around, get the weeds out and edge the beds. Lots to do!

'Til next time, love ya, Jean














3 comments:

Kathy said...

Hey Jean...
Sounds like you and the pups are having a ball!
OMGoodness the food!
Have a wonderful trip sweetie.
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Michele said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time! I love living in Wisconsin...and you're right - it is flat with lots of farms!

Hugz,
Michele

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Wow Jean! Looks like you had a wonderful trip and saw lots of things! Nothing like family! Glad you are home safe!

Hugs,
Maryjane