Well, we are terrible bloggers! The last you heard from us, we were on the road. Gosh, that could have people wondering if we made it home. Yes, we did. We have been home for probably a month.
One of the things that we did on the way home was visit Laura Ingalls Wilder's home in Mansfield, MO. Mom had never read the Little House books but she watched the TV show. She started reading the books before we arrived at her home and finished all of them shortly after we returned home. She found the books interesting because it gave her a really good insight on how people really lived during that time. There are two homes to tour as well as a museum. The house tours did not go as planned as the tour guide refused to give the tour as scheduled because she needed a break after having school kids come through. The ticket agent had told her and another couple that the tour would take place after the school kids, but the guide rudely said no. It really threw off our schedule and Mom had to rush through the museum. She was not happy. We had a long drive ahead of us and she was stressed. Tickets are $18 a person. She debated going because it seemed pricey and then having a rude tour guide did not help. She would love to go back and tour the musuem again especially after she read the books and many of the items mentioned in the books are there, but she doubts she will.
|This is the house that Laura and her husband built and loved.|
|Laura's daughter, Rose, had this house built for their parents. They lived in it several years, but moved back to the farm house for their remaining years.|
On our way home, we stopped at Bennett Springs so that Dad and Grandpa could go trout fishing. Grandpa didn't travel with us, but he came with us to Bennett Springs.
I celebrated my fifth birthday on May 12th!
My folks are celebrating their 36th wedding anniversary today. Mom made a banana split cake for dessert. They ate at Soul 2 Soul yesterday. They had fried ribs. Mom says it was delicious. I wouldn't know.
Tomorrow is my 3rd Gotcha Day! Mom said she is going to take me to Petsmart. I haven't been there in two years!
That is a quick update to let everyone we are still alive and doing well.
The Greyhound Who Is Now Five