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"Well, I guess we're not in Kansas any more, Toto!" It's true, kinda. Kansas City actually straddles (ooh err!) the border of the Kansas and Missouri States, although all the interesting stuff, and my hotel, are on the Missouri side! As I mentioned I took the train out of Dodge on to Kansas City - one step up from "White (or any other colour of) …
I am too tired to write tonight. Many thanks to Gene, Greg and Garilyn Barner for a wonderful dinner last night and a grest tour of Kansas City and family roots this morning. We're in West Mining (or something like that!), Kansas, tonight, camping next to a giant -- and I do mean GIANT -- steam shovel. details tomorrow, after we get some sleep and take some ...
We were blessed to be taken in to our friend's brothers home with his family. Dan and Erin plus their super fun daughters Laura and Molly! We stayed for two nights with them! All of them were so hospitable. We played Jenga with the girls and had a blast. Laura especially who is 9 was hilarious! She had such a sense of humor and Molly was very sweet! Erin made us a delicious dinner. They made us feel right at home! Thank you so much!! ...
I just thought that I would share a little bit about my parents' house. They LOVE it, and quite understandably so. I love it too, actually. This post is going to be much more about pictures than words, because there's not a whole lot to say.
They have a house.
There's a pond.
They have chickens.
They also have a fire-pit.
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... than the fact that I know now that he was revered as something like an American Robin Hood. After his death, his family set up their home as a shrine, almost, and started charging people to come and see where he lived. I thought it was funny that people would come and take small stones from his grave so that they could feel like ...
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