Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Friday, October 21, 2011

Greetings from Kansas

At least I think we're in Kansas...

We've had a great trip so far.  The US of A is an awesome place.  
We've been so impressed by the natural beauty.


The monuments to daring deeds.

The history.

(Independence Rock)

Of course, we've had some mishaps.

And some donkeys in the road. :)

Some peaceful glens.

(South Dakota, you're so beautiful! I had no idea.)

Custer State Park

Some amber waves of grain.

(And corn, and soybeans, and sorghum.)

Some pioneer cabins.

 (I was sooo tempted to put those redwork shams in my purse on the way out of that museum!!)

But I was good...

Some great old houses.

Some interesting modes of transportation.

Some beautiful rivers.

(The Des Moines River in Iowa.  This was the view from our campsite.)

A  Harvest Festival.

A barge on the Mississippi carrying corn down river.

A Folkart Festival in Hannibal, Missouri.

Mark Twain's boyhood home. 

A few adorable shops that I couldn't pass up.  

(Thank you for stopping sweetie!)

Some gorgeous sunrises and sunsets.

(Over a Home Depot parking lot in Nebraska.)

We tried to stop along the way at farm stands and small hometown
cafes whenever we could.  So fun!

We really do live in a wonderful country. We've flown over it a few times.  I'm so glad we've had this opportunity to go and
see some of it for ourselves.  We're headed toward home and should be there in a few days.

I'm looking forward to playing with a few grandbabies when I get there.

As Dorothy would say "There's no place like home."


The Gathering Place said...

What a fun place to travel. I have never been on that route. Guess I need to take a little road trip, too.

Donna said...

Mimi, what a fabulous trip! I would love to see the country like that. Your photos are wonderful. And, oh yes, there's no place like home!


Connie said...

You have been to some beautiful places! Sorry about the flat tire but it must not have stopped you for long!
I'm sure you'll be glad to get home.