Monday, September 12, 2011

What I Did on My Summer Vacation - Part One

My little summer break extended into an unforeseen but welcomed long summer break.

What I Did On My Summer Vacation  

(In the style of a back to school report as I feel like writing in short sentences and showing you lots of pictures.    'Tis the season.)

Part One

First, I took a fun road trip from Wisconsin to Saint Louis.

Roadside oddities made the long drive fun.

The road food was interesting.

We had some of the merely edible variety...

And the.... this is so good I think about it often variety but eating too many of these would make me fat and unhealthy so I will just cherish the memory variety.

(In case you are wondering, that is a bratwurst burger on a pretzel roll with sweet potato fries.)

I went to the zoo and felt sad for this bear.   Despite the fact that he might be smiling.

I visited the town where my dad grew up.

And took bad pictures of cows from the car window.

I saw the only five arch bridge in the United States.    There are two in the entire world.

It was kind of a let down.  (We had more fun building a mock up while sitting in the cafe eating mediocre soup.)

We played hours of roadside bingo.    I did not take any pictures of this, but it was fun.  

In between all of this excitement on the road, we spent a lot of quality time with family old and new.   It was a very special visit.   I loved seeing everyone.  

(Next time, I won't wait so long to go back.)  

A big thank you to everyone who made our visit so special and fun!   Next time you are in North Carolina... I'd love to do the same for you!

I would show you some of the family pictures I took, but that might take away from my fun roadside attractions.    Maybe in part two.  

Do you like road trips?   What's your favorite part?    


  1. Sounds like you had lots of fun and some great memories made. LOVE your pics :) T.

  2. Thank you for your great work and… this Blog is a really pleasant surprise! Keep up the good work!

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  3. Fun! With airline prices as they are, my next big trip just might be a road trip.

  4. Glad you're back!!! We've missed you around the blogging world. :-)

    Glad you had a good time...road trips are awesome!!


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