Jul 7, 2009

More trip pix

Hi everybody! It's been nice having my family with me on this trip to Missouri and it's been doubly nice to have my dad feeling pretty good. The only trouble is, it leaves me very little time to blog and keep caught up.

We are on our way home now. In fact, we're in Amarillo again. But, today we are taking a side trip up to Santa Fe, NM since I've never been. We should get home Saturday. Here are some pictures from the last few days.

Lauren fishing at Hammon's Camp on White River in the Ozarks. We all fished but we don't want you to see our fat white bodies holding our miniscule fish. If the fish were bigger we would've looked better I think, but the trip was a highlight of the trip. Everybody caught several little fish standing in that cool clear stream and we had a great picnic lunch.

My dad - doesn't he look good? It's pretty amazing to me all that he has been through in the last 6 months. He doesn't feel like he has much strength and has absolutely no appetite but he kept up with most everything going on.

My Kent just loves tractors. He would like to be a farmer just so he can drive a tractor. We arranged with a friend of my dad's for Kent to go move some hay bales - he was in heaven. Oh, we are sad, sad city folks aren't we?

Of course I had to work in a few antique store stops. I haven't bought much, an old set of encyclopedias, some snapshots, an old flyswatter, and some other ephemera.

One of our usual outings on a trip to Missouri includes eating at Lambert's in Ozark, MO. They throw their hot fresh rolls at you, literally. I'm not sure why that is so fun, but my family just eats that up, also literally.

The roll thrower.

The men in our family must always make a trip to Bass Pro Shop. It is a huge sporting goods store that is put together with the extravagance of a Las Vegas casino or Disneyland theme park. Even the bathrooms are spectacular.

While the men looked at boring fishing tackle and archery stuff, Lauren tried on all of the camouflage sportswear and then posed with anything that stood still. Our friend Jolene would be proud of Lauren's shopping antics show.

I will leave you for today. I feel so badly being behind on everyone else, but I will savor a few good days of blog reading and commenting when I get home. I look so forward to it! Thank you for all of the fun comments you've kindly left on my boring vacay posts - you all are so nice to me!
p.s. Becky - I waved to you at exit 108 yesterday! I think that was the right one. I want to know more about Roman Nose State Park in the middle of Oklahoma!


lilylovekin said...

I've been to the Bass Pro Shop in the Ozarks it always was so much fun. You will love Santa Fe, my sister lives there part time and is there right now. It is to bad you could not have looked her up she would have given you a great tour. Lucky you for all the antique stores you got to stop at. I think the antique stores and fairs are better in the midwest than they are on the west coast. But then the grass is always greener. Have a safe trip home.

Elena Lai Etcheverry said...

this just looks like a fabulous amazing family vacation! yOu are blessed!

Sharon said...

Thanx for the update from Missouri. The trip to see my son and his family would not be complete without a trip to Lambert's for lunch or dinner. The waiting the 1 1/2 hours in the car with the AC on is the best wait I ever have in my life, and I do not wait well at all. And it seems I always go at the wrong time and have to wait at least an hour to get in. Yikes!! Oh well....memories. Have a safe trip the rest of the way. Sharon

Leslie said...

The pix are such fun! And you will LOVE Sante Fe...the light is New Mexico is just plain special!

yoborobo said...

I wanna come!!!! :) Looks like you guys are having a blast. Find me a nice house in Santa Fe, I wouldn't mind living there. I am behind in everything, so don't feel bad. xoxox Pam

PS Throw me a roll!!!!

roc said...

how fun to come visit your blog and see your travel photos. i was away visiting my son mike in south carolina so i wasn't around to keep up every day. your dad looks awesome! so glad you all had the chance to go visit. those are the memories you cherish! can't wait to talk to you when you return.

sherry lee said...

Vacation is just that...time off (for good behaviour!)...so no need to worry about blogging or not blogging.

Looks like everyone has had a wonderful time...family time, doing things together...can anything be better?

Cha Cha said...

I love your pix! And Kent looks like he's in heaven - how awesome!

Glad you guys had a wonderful trip and glad you're home safe and sound. Can't wait to hear more about your antique shop / flea market scores!