Friday, July 30, 2010

Lilie's on a birthday trip in Santa Cruz

Lilie is having a little fun celebrating her birthday in Santa Cruz with Grandma Nancy, Papa Ken and Uncle Steven.
Sitting on the whale at the SC Museum

The Children's Discovery Museum



Four hours at the beach swimming and playing

Thursday, July 22, 2010

State to state

Enjoyed the visit in...
Had some fun in...

Hung out a while in...
And visited here for a bit...
This is minus the few miles it took us to figure out how to reset the trip meter.
1,119.9 miles in 8 days oh the fun that was had.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sleep standing up anyone?

In an effort to fight off a nap, Ava ended up sleeping for 30min like this. She was O-U-T!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Lots of last; signs, day of show & capital

Last interesting sign we saw on an apartments next to the Missouri river. Capacity 125 people
A great end to a fun show, HobbyTown USA are great hosts. They fed up breakfast, lunch & dinner for two days. Gave us a box of Girl Scout cookies, HobbyTown USA baseball shirts and laptop bags. To top it off free drinks while we packed up our booth. They had a Vegas night but we skipped it to see the last capital on our list. Fourth state capital we visited Nebraska

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Dunkin Donuts!!!

My only other request of the this trip was a stop here. Coffee & donuts
Munchkins (variety pack)
We were so excited we did a splendid parking job.

Friday, July 16, 2010

First day of the HobbyTown USA show

Our booth The view of our hotel
The view from our room 2 Videos of the local weather movies- more for the girls

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Another state please- Kansas

Kansas state capital
One of the pretty old buildings we drove past in some little town.
We put on around 850 miles on our rental car at this point of our trip.
Cabela's
(one of the two things on my list to see)

Steamboat of Arabia Museum (one of our customers)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Second full day MS & KS

Missouri State CapitalSupreme Court of Missouri
Missouri river Debbie taking more pictures
Funky wild flower
Dinner in KS
Debbie thought it was soo funny I got carded for my beer.
Beef rib, pork rib, burnt ends and two sides. Pork ribs & desser came back to the hotel. Tasted alot better than this photo looks.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Daddy time

Can you feel the love?


I do miss my hubby but I love sleeping in the middle of the bed

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

First full day three states, photo's of NE & IA

Debbie and I at the first state capital, Iowa One of the million bridges we crossed (The Mormon Bridge)
I found a friend here at Smilies Steak House Named him Smiley I crawled up in the middle of this mess, I mean art
Giant Lily Pads in the Ox Bow Lake
Just some of the fun places we have stopped

while the cats away

Those two lumps are my children, Ava slept closest to Josh, Lilie in my spot:) Meanwhile when we landed in Omaha, Nebraska this was our welcome sign.
This kids hit Turlock, to play with their grandparents while dad has to works.
Lilie snacking on sugar dipped berries Ava's bed time look

Monday, July 12, 2010

Last of the birthday photos (I think)

Ava got an indoor outdoor kids croquet set from her Uncle Dan Sutton for her birthday. Can you tell she is still learning? They are having fun none the less. Lilie is trying to explain the game to Ava.

Lilie just learned to play on my mom's set recently so she was excited for Ava to get this gift.