Friday, January 10, 2020

Happy New Year

This has been an unusably warm winter so far. The week before Christmas we had snow. Christmas Day was in the 60's and my sister and I sat on my mom's deck in the warm sunshine. And today, Mid Missouri is under a flash flood watch. We have had thunder & lightning today. Right now there is no rain and the temperature is 60. Made for some awesome fog on the Missouri River. But tomorrow they are calling for sleet and snow! No wonder I am sick but as they say, if you don't like the weather, stick around for a bit. Wishing everyone a fantastic 2020! I hope to take some fantastic photo this year especially in June after a cruise.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

December 18, 2019

 Last Sunday and Monday, we got a little snow in central Missouri. Just enough to make the roads slick and the dead landscape a pretty white. As I was on my way to work this morning, I saw we had a fog hovering over the snow. I drove down to the boat access on the Missouri River and snapped a couple photos. It was a beautiful sunrise shinning through the fog. I wish I had used my camera but all I had was my cellphone. The snow will be gone soon and the temperatures will be back up to the 60s next week. I love the snow and always hate to see it melt.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Fulton's Holiday Open House

My husband & I like Fulton a lot. Fulton has great restaurants, adorable old houses with lots of charm & 2 great universities.  Tonight I wanted to see the Holiday Open House on the brick district. We went early to eat at one of our favorite places called Beks. After dinner, we walked around and looked at the Christmas decorations and enjoyed the Christmas music.

Bek's Dessert case

The best spinach artichoke dip!

Salmon and yellow squash

GoPo Popcorn is delicious!

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

A wet and chilly end to 2019 camping season

Meramec State Park, in Sullivan, MO, is hard to reserve. It is a beautiful campground that runs along the clear waters of the Meramec River. We knew we had a chance of rain yesterday and for once, the weather man was right! My husband and I packed up the camper on Friday, grabbed the only dog we own that's a good camping dog and the grandson and headed out. Friday night we sat around the fire and talked, We had a smelly little visitor come by, Mr. Skunk. Or I guess it could be a Mrs. Skunk but it was a skunk! Thankfully nobody was sprayed. e made the best of a soggy day by playing games in my friends camper. And of course the day we come home it is a beautiful 65 degrees and sunny! 
My grandson is already asking about next year and I need to get on the ball. Spring will be here before we know it! Have a safe and happy Halloween!
our soggy site

Trick or Treating the campground

Happy Halloween! 

Friday, October 18, 2019

Quilts for k

I love piecing quilts & hopefully I learn to hand quilt. But for now I take them to be quilted. My grandson loves Pokemon and his favorite color is orange. The gray & white us for my best friend's granddaughter.  I need to find a cheaper hobby but as one lady pointed out, I'm not on drugs or have a gambling issue! True!

Saturday, September 21, 2019

First Soccer Game of 2019

We missed his first game due to camping trip but we made it to this game. He did a great job controlling the soccer ball. Practice makes perfect! I am thrilled my grandson loves soccer. My husband and I both love the sport.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Camping at the Lake of the Ozarks Sept 13 - 15

My friend bought a newer camper. He purchased a 29 ft. with a slide and he wanted to pull it somewhere close before we take off on farther trips with hills. We planned our trip to the Lake of the Ozarks. It is close enough yet hilly enough he can see how his Chevy 1500 would do. They are looking at a bigger truck. Meanwhile I picked the weekend of Bike Fest! Over 90,000 bikers were rumbling around the lake. Now normally, State Parks are quiet and not too rowdy. Not last weekend though. They rolled in at 11:30 and a few found it funny to rev the motors. I used to have a bike myself. Two Harley. My 1200 Sportster was incredibly loud. Now I prefer to listen to the birds and the kids playing. The crackle of the campfires. Needless to say, next year, this weekend in September, we will go away from the Lake of the Ozarks. There were a lot of deer this camping trip. Fun to see the young ones with spots jump around.. The lake was back up to it's bank. Beautiful just too loud!

Dudley and Rascal