"See, Oliver likes it when I hold him."
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
A gentleman from church had offered us tickets to the Husker game for Saturday, September 10 and since Bryan didn't have to preach and the game was at 11:00 we decided to go. Bobbi wanted to go, Ashley and Jayme had a baby shower to go to, Travis had to work and since Trey didn't have to work he went also. The 4 of us had a good time cheering on the Huskers. We only get to go to maybe one a year so when we can go we like to take advantage of joining the sea of red. Bobbi ran 9 miles on the way to the stadium. She is a champ! Training for a 1/2 marathon in November.
We were under a nice shady balcony. The weather was perfect and the Huskers won. All around good day.
Posted by Patti Clark at 9/13/2016 07:02:00 AM
Our friend, Jill, is a teacher at Norris High School she also directs their annual musical. I helped her dad paint the set he built last year so she asked me to help again this year. The musical is "Grease" this year. So I did three signs on Tuesday, September 6.
I did take one home to finish as it was getting late when I finished at the school.
Jayme took a couple selfies of her after surgery.
Posted by Patti Clark at 9/13/2016 06:24:00 AM
Sunday, September 4 We headed down to Kansas City for the Renaissance Festival. I think Jayme started planning this last October! Poppy was so excited to wear a fairy costume and see Mermaids and princesses and fairies. She got all her wishes. First things first though! Ride a camel with her dad.
Two fairies entering the fairy kingdom! Jayme and Poppy.
We wandered around and watched some craftsmen and women working their craft. We ate a delicious smoked turkey leg and potato skins.
There was a parade of all the Lords and Ladies, Kings and Queens, Princes and Princesses, Jesters and performers! Then on to the jousting ring!
Whew! Tired and dirty we got in the car to head to World's of Fun Village to our cabin that we were staying in for the night. As we were driving I heard "my feet are so dirty!! I need a wipe!" So I handed wipes back and she washed her feet. Then she needed more because she wanted to get her face paint off. By the time we got to our cabin she was pretty cleaned up and I was out of wipes.
When in Kansas City one must find a BBQ joint to eat at so Trey did some research and found a place. Gates BBQ. It was unique to say the least. You ordered at a counter but everyone was yelling and you were never sure if they actually heard you or if you just took what you got and didn't complain. No reason to complain, the food was delicious. Just a little stressful for the new person ordering. You could tell the regulars had the system down. We headed back to World's of Fun Village and our cabin. After baths and a snack we all crashed. Poppy and I camped out in the loft. As Trey was taking her up to put her to bed she turned around and said to me "Come on, Pad! Let's go!" So now Trey keeps calling me "Pad".
As we were walking in Poppy was trying to step on everyone's shadow. Then she and I watched the other 4 go on a ride. After that we left them to their rides and we headed over to Planet Snoopy and some age appropriate rides.
Next was an attempt at a rocket ride but major tears began to fall when she realized she had to share the rocket with other kids. It was pretty hilarious and the girl running the ride treated her very kindly but also said "Ok, Hop off" when she said she didn't want to share.
I had my picture taken in front of Peppermint Patty's candy shop.
Posted by Patti Clark at 9/13/2016 04:44:00 AM
Thursday, September 1 we packed up and headed out of Hot Springs. It was cloudy, windy and we were wondering if it was going to rain. But no rain just really windy over those prairies.
We had dinner and spent the night with Rod and Shelly. Nice to see them and talk.
Friday, September 2 we headed out again, for home this time. We stopped in Grand Island for a cup of coffee. Bryan told the girl his name was Byron...he got such a kick out of himself.
Posted by Patti Clark at 9/13/2016 04:38:00 AM
Monday, September 12, 2016
'Wednesday, August 31 - We left Deadwood and headed down the road toward Mount Rushmore, Keystone and Custer State Park.
Mount Rushmore just such an iconic American destination. And yet I am amazed how many people haven't been to it.
Here we are two motorcycle helmet heads in front of the famous president heads.
We ate lunch in Keystone and then headed down route 16A. The winding, twisting road down from the faces. There are several tunnels you go through and at one point your twist around and are facing the faces through a set of two tunnels. Here we are entering them.
You can see the faces through the the cut in the trees.
The road took us back to Hot Springs where we spent the night before starting the ride home. The whole time we had perfect weather. No wind, great temperatures and not much traffic at all. Just perfect for the bike riders. So we found a motel in Hot Springs and went to a place called "Woolys" for supper.
Posted by Patti Clark at 9/12/2016 08:43:00 PM
Tuesday, August 30 - We woke up to another perfect day. We wandered around Hill City for awhile until it warmed up a bit for riding. This buffalo statue was at an intersection in town and it was so cool I had to take a picture of Bryan by it. Then a bit later we wandered into an art gallery and we're looking around. There was a clay model of a life size wolf in the gallery. A sculpture in progress. A lady walked up and started to explain the process to us and what she was doing etc. Turns out she was the artist who had done the buffalo. Suffice it to say she is very good!.
Hill City is the site where "Sue" the t-Rex was found and also "Stan" the t-Rex. There is a dinosaur museum there but we didn't go to it. Some other time.
We got back on the bike and headed up the road to Deadwood. This is the town where Wild Bill Hickock was killed.
So we went into the courtroom and had to pay $6 to see the end but it was worth it. It was so hilariously hokey it was amazing. They knew they were hokey and were just so funny! They used people from the audience for the jury, the witnesses and chose a little girl for the sheriff. She took her job very seriously!! Apparently they put the show on every evening in the bar, street and courtroom.
Posted by Patti Clark at 9/12/2016 08:38:00 PM