|My lap while driving, yo-yo stuff and camera|
Val wanted to stop off at some antique shops while we were out, this is the neatest one I have ever been in. They had so many things I wanted to buy (but don't need) So we just looked around at all the history and got back on the road. ~~~>
This is inside the Russell Stovers Store in KS. There was a geocache right outside this store, who in their right mind could get the cache and not stop off for some ice cream and chocolate?? Ok well not us.
<~~~a cave on the property they put this little angel with it and a sign that says "He is not here for he is risen as He said" It is so peaceful there.
I would love to have this little truck. No I don't need it and no I probably wouldn't drive it much, but it is so darn cute I just want it.
It is the Russell Stovers truck. I bet they do parades with it and such.
<~~~ This is also on the property at Precious Moments. The creator Sam Butcher made it for him and his grandchildren to play on. It is called "grandpa's island" Love love love the kindness this man has in his heart.
All I do remember is thinking "I have seen tons of catfish in my day, but I have never ever seen a white one" it was so crazy looking. even it's eyes were whitish, pink. Super cool.
I know, I know who takes photos of a bathroom faucet? well I do. It was in the restroom at Cabela's and I loved it. It is so cute and country...I want one.
It was funny because this is an animated display and the little person painting looks back and forth I was sure I couldn't get the shot while it was looking my way, but when I told Vallie to look at me I snapped the shot and looked at it and sure enough it was facing my way as well.
In Eureka Springs we stopped to use the facilities and this is what we found. It cracked me up, I don't have any other reason for taking a photo of a toilet, except that I had never seen something like this before and it was funny.
We were looking for a cache near by and Val asked if she could taste the spring water. I told her sure. (i mean how bad could it be she was just going to take a little sip and probably spit it out) Wrong! She took a drink and shouted back at me that it was the best water she had ever tasted. and sent her sister back to the car to get any empty bottle she could find. "I want to take this back to mema and papa to taste"
God love them girls they bottled up a couple of bottles that night and wanted to go back again the next day to get more. They even asked if we could go buy a gallon of water, pour the store bought water out so they could fill the empty jug up too. No I didn't go for that, but by the time we made it back to the spring the next day they had several empty drink bottles to fill and take home with them. I have to say, that the water they got from the spring was clearer than the water at the hotel and the water at home.
When we arrived in Eureka, Stephen wanted to kick back and relax a bit and the girls wanted to drive around. So I took them around town a bit. We came upon this
<~~~ 12 deer. right out in the middle of a busy area of town. I know, it is all woodsy out there and stuff, but really in town and they were not at all worried about us. It was pretty neat and the girls were a little sad that daddy missed seeing it.
|Stephen and I a couple hours before heading home...We look so happy and relaxed :)|
PS...we decided to call this our little 17th anniversary trip as our anniversary is a week away. Crazy how time flies. ;-)