Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Road trip

First of all we headed down to see Lincoln's Tomb, a little educational tour for Kellie. 16th President of The United States of America

Shhhh!! you have to be very very quiet.




Kellie rubbing his nose
Right across from his tomb is Mary Todd's and their sons.


Then on to St Louis, Mo. to the http://www.gatewayarch.com/.

Do you like my pretty new shoes?

Well after our tour I didn't think they were so cool.


Almost 700 feet up


These are the little capsules you ride in to up to the tippy top, 5 people can fit in one
The view from the top

The shadow of the Arch in the muddy Mississippi River from the top Looking straight down, to look out the windows you had to lean over the wall to look out. I was afraid too many people on one side was heavier and the thing would tip over, lol Notice the teeny tiny windows you have to look out. I was really trying to smile but I thought I could feel it swaying, I really think it was.

My Lewis and Clark movie ticket come in real handy. I had a raw spot and it hurt so bad. We saw the movie, waiting for our turn to go up. They have a really cool museum down under the arch too.

Darn shoes anyway, lol

We then hit the capital, Jefferson City

They had some really cool statues.

Branson, Mo. was our next stop. Kellie and I had our cd's autographed and picture taken with Kelly Bryant.

Here is just some of my stash from a store in Branson, finally a needleshop, right?! I know!

More then half the store on Hoffmans website is closed. I found that out last year on our trip to Florida

A couple Franken-Ort kits; some cupcakes; Cherished Works by With My Needle, 32ct Exampler; rectangle tin necklace for the Hornbook Angel or Miss Mary Mack; Hornbook Angel by Primitive Needle; 36ct light exampler; 32ct Chestnut for Mary Wigham and other misc. things I can't remember, they are already put away where they belong :D

The shop was http://www.ceciliassamplers.com/

They have HTF "And They Sinned" 48.00 and also LHN The Traveling Stitcher kits for 60.00 in stock. I know some of you are looking for them. I will have my ATS for trade when my framed piece is safe with me.

I also shopped in Clinton,Iowa http://www.stitchnandstuff.com/about.htm

For the record folks, I went to my LNS today and walked out emptied handed, Yes! can you believe it. I went in to get Crescent Color Dandelion Stem, I can't find that thread anywhere. I guess I will have to sub it. I needed it for Summer House which I should be stitching on, since I missed last Wednesday.

I better scoot. I hope you liked my little tour. We made it down as far as Arkansas, but that was boring, then headed back. I love my home!!!

20 comments:

Kathy A. said...

Looks like a fun trip. I did not realize there was an LNS in Branson when I was there a few years ago. Maybe that's a good thing
Have driven by the arch a few times but I'm a big chicken - scared of heights. Now I know I was right. I don't want to go there!!

TammyK said...

Feels like you're riding in a dryer when you go up in the arch doesn't it?

Loraine said...

What a great trip! Thanks for all the great photos. Sorry about the shoes. There cannot be anything worse than new shoes. They look cute though!
Love the stash. Thanks for sharing

Beatrice said...

Wow what a trip...it looks like you had a good time despite the shoes!
Thanks for sharing.

Wendy said...

Wow! Those are really some great pics!! Seems you had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing!!

Love your new stash too!!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

The arch sounds scary to me, I like the ground. All the other must have been interesting if your feet don't hurt. Great new stash and thanks for the shop reports. CJ ok;-)

Annie said...

What fun. Although I know how it feels when your feet hurt. Kind of puts a damper on things. Anyway, you looked good!

Vonna said...

I loved your vacation! I've been most of the places you've been to :)
My Daddy lived in St. Louis and Jeff City.
Sorry about your foot...that hurts!

mainely stitching said...

Oh what a cool trip! Thanks for sharing!

Meari said...

What a fun trip! And more stash... can't beat that.

tkdquintmom said...

Oh my youngest DD would be drooling over the Lincoln trip/adventure. She says (right now anyway) she wants to be a Presidential Historian. All I could say was WOW on that one! :) Have a fun trip!

Julie said...

Stunning pics, looks like a very interesting trip. Hope your feet are fully recovered - we girls do suffer LOL

Kim B said...

What a great trip!! Those little pods in the arch are insanely small!

Lillie said...

Thank you for sharing all the wonderful photos. I can feel that you had a wonderful time..Do you believed that my grandma used to tell me, "bite your new shoes before it bite you"??? LOL
Its a pretty shoe btw.

Pumpkin said...

Wow! That was quite the trip you did. You look so funny in that picture. It looks like you're going to lose your cookies ;o) Don't feel bad, I'd probably look like that too. LOL!

Excellent stash shopping, cute shoes and lovely photos :o)

Brigitte said...

This must have been a wonderful trip. Thanks for sharing all those pictures.
But leaving a LNS with empty hands? Sounds scary, lol.

CindyMae said...

Fantastic pics! Looks like a great time!

Kajsa said...

It looks like a wonderful vacation! We did the arch a couple of years ago, aren't those small elevators a hoot.

Can't wait to stop by Cecilia's when we go to Branson over Labor Day.

Melody said...

Looks like you had a good time. I have been to Branson, and the Cecila's Samplers. I thought it was a nice shop. I also recently discovered the shop in Clinton, Iowa. It is the closest shop to my home now. It's sad that so many other shops have closed. We used to have one in Peoria,Il, Moline, IL and Kewanee, IL But they are all gone by the wayside now.

Looks like you had a great trip.

JOLENE said...

Hey, I have a new Dandelion Stem if you want, I can send it to you. If you want it, email me your address and I will put it in the mail.