A la Peter, Paul and Mary, my bags were packed and I was ready to go... we set the alarm clock for 3 a.m. and were on the road to the Denver airport shortly after 4 a.m. I was on my way to visit Sister and The Cook on Fifth Street.
Here follows my scrapbook of photos from the weeklong trip:
After the plane landed, I grabbed this salad at a take-out stand and made my way to baggage claim, and then on to a coach bus to take me closer to my final destination. I love these kinds of salads.
Sister met me at the bus station and we had a wonderful lunch at The Machine Shed, with fantastic food, midwest farm decor, and a fun gift shop.
After that wonderful meal, we continued by car to our final destination where re-unions began.....
Jean (in the green) and Kay (in the pink) were thrilled to be together after years of separation. If you missed what this is all about, click on this link: The Continued Saga of Kay and Jean
The very next day was special -- it was the first time I was able to celebrate my birthday with my mother since 1970! She treated me to lunch at Culver's.
On another day we drove to a neighboring town to check out the shops. It is surprising how many eateries there are, even in small rural communities -- and it's my mission to experience as many of them as I can!
|needlework and China|
When we weren't eating, there were things we could do together back at the house. I hemmed up several pairs of slacks for my mother, emptied the china cabinet, dusted, and replaced the contents.
Two of my great nieces came to see us and they treated me as though they see me every day! I loved that! Here Sister colors with her granddaughters.
On Saturday night, Sister and her hubby took me to a local fundraiser concert that featured music from the 50s, 60s, and 70s.
|Sister and me|
Sister's university degree is in radio and television communications. Before children came into her marriage, Sister was a radio announcer, spinning the vinyl tunes that brought back our teen memories. (I, too, have a history with a radio station, but my job was answering phones -- nothing as glam as sister's responsibilities)
In the course of the evening, they pulled out a Wheel of Fortune and I was chosen to spin it!! The Four Guyz in Dinner Jackets would sing the song where the wheel stopped. It was a very fun evening.
|Scenes from church|
Saturday night kept us out a little late, but we still made it to church the next morning. It was Palm Sunday, complete with the children happily parading down the center aisle with palm branches.
|Brother-in-law's family farm|
|no cows any more|
Years ago, this barn was home to over fifty cows that my brother-in-law milked three times a day! My husband, my kids and I all have fun memories of visiting this place, made all the more special because we were city people. I kind of missed seeing the cows during this visit (but I didn't miss their smell!).
We were treated to a driving tour of the farm, moving among the dormant corn fields.