Tuesday, June 9, 2009

We made it!

Start out with a picture of Steve. I missed him when he went back to Oklahoma. He made it through another semester of college. It was sure nice to see him again!
We made it safely to Florida without any undue problems. We were fortunate to be able to see a lot more of the USA. Always nice to see rural America! We were able to take a short break in Hannibal, Missouri, home of Mark Twain. My dad tells me I had been there before so this was not my first trip, but is the first one I can remember! It was well worth a second look.

We got to see the middle of the mighty Mississippi...

On this riverboat...

It was rather chilly generally and so we were able to leave the pocket poochie in the car and turn this perfectly respectable little girl into....

A pod person.
We had a lot of fun on the riverboat cruise up on the top deck and she was later able to transform back.

We also got to go through Mark Twain's cave. That was scary enough for my littlest companion and me. She was so scared she....

Got to hold the guide's flashlight, which she did an excellent job of.

Hannibal, Missouri was an interesting place. You can very well imagine Huck and Tom and their boyhood days along the Mississippi. We were fortunate to be able to see Hannibal and were grateful to arrive at our next destination in Florida. Have a great week!


La Tea Dah said...

We have friends from North Dakota --- and friends from Florida. From the sounds of things, you've made a great decision. :D


Patti Cakes said...

Glad you made it safe and sound. Been thinking about you and wondering how it was going.

When Johnny was little we lived in Scotland but never had a TV. We would listen to Tom and Huck stories on cassette tapes. He loved it. That was our big entertainment then.

Hope to hear from you soon!


~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

It's always nice to see more of our beautiful country!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Glad you are safe and sound Valerie. The cruise sounds like fun.

ceekay said...

Looks like a great time...I would love the riverboat ride!