Friday, August 25, 2017


I met up with 2 of my friends tonight in Ashland, for the Cattleman Days Rodeo. I have not been to a rodeo in 20+ years.  I had a great time. I love the barrel racing, bull riding, bronc busting & they had trick riders too. I didnt get but a few photos tonight or good photos. I took these with my cellphone.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

2017 Rral Voices Real Choices conference

Another year down for the Real Voices Real Choices Conference. Our committee puts on an annual conference, at Tan Tar A Resort on the Lake of the Ozarks, for people with developmental disables, mental illness and substance abuse issues. We are all people with lived experience and do the best we can to educate, motivate and inspire almost 900 attendees. We feed them, passed out eclipse glasses and watched it, karaoke and even a dance too. Along with a keynote speaker. It is exhausting but rewarding. Some of these attendees I only see them at the conference. I love this event!
The packing of the bags, Only 900

Calm before the storn

My friend Amy and I checking out the eclipse

The committee members 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Missouri State Fair 2017

We had a really nice day for the state fair today. Started out overcast and a nice breeze. As the day wore on skies began to clear but temperatures only reached 85. That is pretty nice for the dog days of summer! We always start on the North side of the fair and do a loop around it to see our favorite things! I picked today to go too because it was the 4H dog show day! Sadly, not a corgi in the bunch but still some beautiful dogs! Oh and wine tasting! Some were very good, some not so much!