Thursday, September 29, 2011

Whirlwind Weekend---Part 3

After visiting more with the family it was time to head home. On our way we stopped in Stillwater (OK) for dinner and a little shopping. We love to go to Eskimo Joe's. They are located one block east of the campus of OSU. Joe's is famous for their smiles and burgers. They opened July 21, 1975 with mostly a bar atmosphere then they expanded to a restaurant venue. Joe and Buffy---the logo was born shortly after opening. One tired boy waiting for his food. Next door is Joe's store--this is where you will find "the" t-shirts that are reputed to be one of the most collectible in the country. After 34 years those shirts have been seen all over the globe. Mine will be seen tomorrow at school and Ken's will be seen soon. Stop in if you are in the neighborhood.
Another beautiful sunset in
Oklahoma and 4 more hours
on the road!!!
We had a wonderfully fun visit
with Cindy and the family. Our
goal of the visit was to surprise
Cindy for her birthday and I
think we did a great job!
Cindy's hubby kept the secret
really well to the point the
nieces and the nephew had no
idea we were coming either! Yea!
It's always good to go but it is
great when you get home too!!!
This is the last of the series, I hope
you have enjoyed the trip as much
as we did. If you missed part 1 or 2
just scroll down.
~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Whirlwind Weekend--Part 2

On Saturday we took a short trip down Route 66 with sister-in-Law Cindy and part of her family. We ended up in Arcadia, Oklahoma, where we saw the Round Barn. There was a wedding reception going on that we "sorta" crashed--- now we didn't bother anyone but we did peek inside--really fun place for a reception. We also wandered around outside for a bit. The stairs lead up to the area that the reception was in. On the grounds were some tables so we had the"boys" pose for us. Brother-in-law Gregg, nephew Bradley and husband Mr. Ken. We headed down the road to "Pops" touted as a "must see Route 66 landmark." It is a 50's style diner with futuristic architecture and a gas station. They also have OVER 500 flavors of soda pop!!!! A 66 foot pop bottle. The girls.
The brother and sister-in-law.
The family minus the nephew.
He is taking the picture.
Oklahoma sunset. Ooooo Aaaaah.
As night fell the LED lights
came on. They would go from
solid lights to this multi-colored
bottle. What a fun place to see,
shop at and have dinner with the
family. Check it out if you are in
the area. TO BE CONTINUED....
If you missed part one, please
scroll down.
~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Whirlwind Weekend

This is where we had lunch. It is located in Wichita, Ks. We were on our way to Oklahoma. Edmond to be exact. This is an old service station. Complete with car bays, service areas and lots of other fun stuff. Historic Marker. An old oil changing bay - now filled with beers and lit up. Great fun! Mr. Ken and his new friend. :) Tummies filled and ready to get back on the road.
We have arrived in Edmond, Ok.
to surprise this lady. This is Ken's
sister and it was her 50th birthday!
We decided to drive down for the
weekend and surprise her!!!
This is her reaction!!! She couldn't
believe that we would drive 5 hrs.
to help celebrate her day! What fun!!!!
To be continued....
~Keep on Dreaming~

Do Over

For those of you who may have popped by last night and saw pictures I am redoing that post due to text being lost. Stay tuned...

Friday, September 23, 2011

Woo Hoo!!!!

This is exactly how I feel today!!!
Yippee, It's FALL, it's Fall!
And yes, my dear blog buddies
I have been eating these YUMMIES!
What else says FALL better than
Brach's Autumn Mix!!!!
Be back soon to tell you about our
weekend adventure!!!
~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Field of Fun

This past Tuesday, Ken and I went to watch a football game. Flag football, my friends. Grown men running around a half field trying to rip "flags" off each other. One of Mr. Ken's coworkers has put together a league and this was their first game. It was interesting to say the least. There was a lot going on. Two games were played at the same time, more than one whistle was blown--it took a bit to get in the swing of the swing but in the end I was able to follow what they were trying to accomplish. These men take this very seriously but they all seemed to be having fun. Which is what the league leaders were looking for in the guys. All in all we had a lot of fun and I'm sure we'll go see another game soon. Below are some of the shots I was able to capture.
Whew ! They need to s l o w
down. I was worn out!!!
But a lot of fun!
~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Dinner is Served!

Today we have slight trival
twist to Sunday Savor.
This week (18-24) is
"National Eat Together Week"
Sometimes crazy schedules
don't allow for this so here
are some suggestions to
help you family get back
together.
1) Have a picnic in the living
room. Get the kids involved
with the menu planning.
2) Have a cooking contest-
this would be good for a
weekend activity. Everyone
gets a ribbon!
3) Serve dessert first. My kind
of dinner--yes siree!
4) Have a movie night--serve
appetizers to along with the
movie chosen.
5) My suggestion---Serve
breakfast for dinner. One
of our faves! Enjoy and have
fun.
~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Festival Part 2

Back in July we went to the Great Midwest Balloon Fest. Some of you may remember that last year we dealt with thunderstorms and did not get to see much. This year's event was held at a different venue and earlier in the year. Much better! There were several food vendors, games for the kids, tethered ballon rides, lift offs when weather permitted and at night there was a balloon glow--this is where they blow up the balloons and all together light them up. Great fun and most of it was FREE!!!! Scroll down and check out the fun we had!!!!
Totally Awesome!!!
~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Friends, Food and Fun

This past Saturday we went to the annual "Spinach Festival" held here in Lenexa. The festival celebrates the Belgium heritage of Lenexa residents. They are the first people who raise spinach crops here in Lenexa. So guess what on of the booths sells??? You guessed it right! All kinds of food made with the good ol' green stuff. Spinach pizza, wraps, spinach balls, hot dip and cold dip, Wimpy burgers and they also have a baby pool (cleaned before use) full of spinach salad! There are other vendors selling all sorts of other kinds of yummies. In the pic above, Mr. Ken is finishing a spinach ball. There is a lot too see and do at the festival which takes place in one of our beautiful parks. There are lots of craft tents, activities for the kids by the pond, music on the main stage and lots of fresh air and vitamin D. PS--I lost a pic somewhere. It showed Nancy at one of the tents holding a decoration for Thanksgiving. The gals---Nancy--Acorn Cottage, me and Estelle, Nancy's Mother-in-Law.
Those boys--Mr. Ken and Dan the
Man caught lounging in the shade
while we looked through the tents.
It was a great day to be outside and
spend time with friends.
~Keep on Dreaming~

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Ten Years Later....

**Image courtesy of Misha at
"from my front porch in the
mountains"
I remember the day as if it
were yesterday--Thank goodness
it wasn't! I was home sick and
Ken was on his way to work
when he called and asked if I
had the TV on, I said NO but
promptly turned it on and was
horrified at what I saw! What
started out as confusion
became quite clear. I kept Ken
up to date as the day progressed
because I could not stop watching
and watching and watching!!!!
I am sure that you were in the same
boat. Maybe you know some affected
by the day or lost someone that day---
we did not but OH how our hearts
went out to those on that fateful day!
Many many prayers go out to ALL!!!
To those who lost family and friends,
coworkers and to those of us that
REMEMBER each day.
God bless us all!!!
~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Love of Reading

September 8, 2011 is "International
Literacy Day." It's aim is to promote
the importance of literacy in indiv-
iduals, communities and societies.
Each year we are reminded of the
status of literacy and adult learning
globally. World Literacy Day also
signifiys the recognition of the
country to strive towards total
and complete literacy for the nation.
There are some 766 MILLION adults
who lack minimum literacy skills; one
in five adults are still not literate and
two-thirds are WOMEN! 75 million
CHILDREN are out of school and many
more attend irregularly or drop out.
If you are a reader thank the person
who helped you become that way.
Share your love of reading with those
who don't. Find different ways to
share that love .
***Info from Ask.com
***Image from Google.com
~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Labor Day Fun

Yesterday we took a trip
to Hillsdale, KS known for
BBQ and the lake.
We spent part of the afternoon
on the beach at the lake. It was
a beautiful day but a little cool,
some braved the water though.
Below are some of the pics we
took of our outing.
What a fun time we had. Just
enjoying the weather and
people watching. We brought
snacks and drinks for our after-
noon at the lake.
We arrived home happy, tired and
sun/wind burned. We will go again,
maybe not this year but next summer
is definite!
~Keep on Dreaming~

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