Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The folks learned a lot about President Truman by visiting his library/museum and home. They also visited the WWI Museum as well as a Pioneer Trails Museum which I guess we never got around to talking about here. If you are interested in Jesse James, this is the place to visit. His boyhood home as well as the house he was killed in are here. The folks visited both of those several years ago. There is a lot of history here and it is a nice place to visit.
Sunday, the folks went to Crown Plaza which is a shopping center in downtown Kansas City. Hallmark Visitors Center is there, but it is closed on Sundays. The folks visited there 27 years ago on their honeymoon. BOL! They did some shopping at a dog themed store where Dad bought Mama some greyhound socks. They also shopped at Function Junction which is a kitchen store that Mama loves. They ate at a restaurant called Fritz's Railroad Restaurant. This is a restaurant where your food is delivered by a train. Customers place their orders at their table by a phone. The food comes by train, but the drinks are brought out by waitresses. The restaurant is probably more for children, but there were adults there without children. The folks enjoyed eating there. Mama said it was fun watching the food come out. She took photos, but they are with her cell phone and some are blurry.
|There is a train at the top. It goes around the track at the top of the wall.|
|The train drops the food off on a platform and then it lowers to the table.|
|Here is the food: 2 burgers, mushrooms and fries.|
|The burger had hash browns on it|
|Can you see the train in the center at the top? Mama really should have brought her regular camera.|
The Greyhound Who Doesn't Let Grass Grow Under His Paws
Monday, November 25, 2013
It has been cold here. We have not been above freezing for the past four or five days. They kept telling us it would warm up, but each day we have been disappointed. The wind did not help. Saturday night was the worse with the temperature dipping to 14. We are not sure what it was with the windchill. Even though we have a nicer motor home than last year, it is still drafty in here. The floor is cold. Since we do not have skirting around our motor home, cold air gets under it and makes the floor cold. We have stayed bundled up in blankets and we have two space heaters going. We didn't really kick on our furnace until Saturday night because we have been conserving our propane. Mama said if we were staying here through the winter, we would rent a big propane tank. That is what the people who stay here all winter do. When the sun comes out, it really helps heat up our place. It can be below freezing, but if the sun is out, it helps us a lot. Today, it will be above freezing! Mama is very happy. She was almost giddy that it was 30 degrees when we woke up this morning. Mama is getting anxious to leave here and head to warmer weather in Texas. Scout loves the cold weather, but I prefer weather where my ears don't get cold.
We are very lucky that we are not having white or frozen stuff coming down on us like it is in other parts of the country. We thought we might have ice on Friday morning, but it was okay. Our step was icy, so Mama put salt on it. We are thinking of Miss Woe (greyhound) and her family who we met when we were in Arlington. We hope they are okay. We heard there are power outages in the area.
Dad has strep throat. He is no longer contagious since he is taking medicine. He went to the Minute Clinic at CVS Pharmacy. That is really a nice option for us since we don't have a doctor here and our insurance covers it.
The folks were told Oklahoma Joe's is a must try restaurant. They have three locations in Kansas. The folks went on Saturday. They said they open at 11 a.m., but the folks arrived at 11:05 a.m. and the place was full. They waited in line about 15 minutes. Mama didn't think they would get a table, but they did. Yes, it was good. Sorry, no photos. When they left, people were lined up outside and it was a cold day! Mama said it was crazy.
PONY EXPRESS MUSEUM
The folks visited after spending time at the psychiatric museum last weekend. The museum is small, but interesting. Mama didn't realize that the Pony Express was only used for a year. There is a short film that shows the history of the Pony Express. Visitors then take a self guided tour. The museum is on the site where the Pony Express started. There are displays showing the route, the shelter they had when they changed riders, etc. Mama didn't take many photos. These are of a buffalo that was painted. Mama thought it was pretty.
The Greyhound Who Learned That When He Barks Inside The Hamburger His Bark Sounds Bigger
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
They put this hamburger in the smaller dog park a few weeks ago. I, of course, have to mark it every time I get near it. I decided to check out the inside this week. There were a lot of good smells inside it.
Scout had a nice birthday. We went for a long walk through the woods. She loves doing that.
You should have heard the burps that Scout let out last night. Mama thought for sure it had to be Dad, but it was Scout. I guess she is taking being a senior seriously.
The Greyhound Who Can Fit Inside A Hamburger
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
When Mama was looking for a sibling for Jack, she wanted a petite, fawn girl. As you know by now, Scout is not petite nor a fawn. Scout's foster Mom told Mama that all Scout wanted was someone to love her. I think that is why the folks adopted her. Isn't that what we all want though?
Scout has always been stubborn and basically gets her way because she is so stubborn. The folks made a deal with her this year that on hot days, she only has to walk in the morning and at night. She took that further and decided if the sun was out and she felt it was too warm for her, that she shouldn't have to walk. She makes up for her lack of summer walking this time of year. She loves to walk on cool days and even enjoys a really cold day. Fall and winter are her seasons.
Do you know what she got for her birthday? She got a senior card. That's right, she now has a card to show that she has senior privileges. I bet she uses that card all the time.
The Greyhound Who Has A Sister Who Says Age Has Its' Privileges
Monday, November 18, 2013
The folks visited the Glore Psychiatric Museum on Saturday. Mama said it was actually quite disturbing. She said she got a little scared when they were on a floor of the hospital all alone and she heard some strange noises. She whispered to Dad that she heard it might be haunted. He just laughed but she was happy when they left that area and were with people again The museum shows the history of the hospital that was known as “State Lunatic Asylum No. 2.” The hospital opened in 1874 and closed in 1997.
|Pill bottles hang down three floors of the museum.|
The museum has a lot of exhibits showing the crafts that the patients made. Many of the patients were quite talented. The women who were said to be violent made very sweet blankets and other things for children. There are also displays showing treatments and devices that were used on patients. Mama found that part disturbing. She did not take photos of those items. There is also a morgue.
What is this photo? Is it a craft?
The price is $6 per person, but Mama had a buy one get one free coupon.
After they left the museum, they decided to eat lunch. They checked the GPS and it said there was a place called Crumbly Burger nearby. Mama figured it would "old fashioned" burgers. The place is small and was crowded. Guess what? The burgers are actually crumbly. BOL! Mama said it was really good. It had cheese, pickle and onions.
We had an order of bully sticks arrive last week. Mama surprised us with chicken feet. Yep, chicken feet. We know some greys eat them raw. I really didn't care for them. Scout thought they were good though. Mama clipped the nails for us.
We apologize for any typos. The W, V, H are among the letters that our keyboard no longer likes. We try to proof it, but typos still get through. Mama says besides needing a new computer, she needs new glasses. BOL!
The Greyhound Who Prefers A Bully Stick To A Chicken's Foot ~ Not Sure What That Says About Me BOL!
Friday, November 15, 2013
Glore Psychiatric Museum. It is on the list of 1001 things that you should do before you die. Mama ate at a restaurant that is also on that list and she said she could have skipped it and been happy. BOL
The Greyhound Who Is Happy That His Sister Is Feeling Better Because She Was Taking Way Too Much Attention Away From Him ~ BOL!
Thursday, November 14, 2013
The robbery took place on February 13, 1866. The bank teller was completely taken by surprise since banks had not been robbed in daylight before this one. He and his son were locked in the safe after the robbers took all the money. Unfortunately, they shot and killed a young man who was on the street as they were leaving. They wanted to create a distraction, but Mama thinks they brought more attention to themselves by doing that. They escaped easily. The bank never re-opened after the robbery. Money was not insured back in that day and they were unable to pay back the people who had put their money in the bank.
|Jesse James Bank Museum|
|The bank counter. The white bars were not originally in the bank, but the person who turned it into a museum thought it made it look more like a bank.|
|Another view of the bank - definitely looks different from the banks we see today.|
|Desk located behind the counter.|
|Original stove which was in bank.|
|A rare Seth Thomas clock, set for the exact time and date of the robbery.|
The price of the tour is $6 a person. Mama enjoyed it. Dad said he did too, but we are not sure if he really did. BOL!
The Greyhound Who Was Told He Looks Like A Small Horse ~ Shakes His Head At That Comment
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Sunday, Scout and I were walking with Mama. We got off the road for a car and that is when we saw the roaching squirrel. We about pulled Mama down the hill because we were so excited. The squirrel was doing the perfect roach. His feet were all up in the air and his mouth was opened just like Scout's when she is sleeping. Mama told us he was not roaching, he was dead. Ewwww! We do not know what killed him, but he looked to be shocked.
The Greyhound Who Really Hopes Santa Brings Us A New Computer Because This Keyboard Is Getting Harder And Harder To Use
Monday, November 11, 2013
Yesterday, the folks took us to Weston Bend State Park for a hike. It was a nice day. The hike was fun. The hardest part was climbing up a big hill.
|This is the lookout point. It was probably prettier a few weeks ago. Mama hates when the leaves are off the trees.|
|I am admiring the view.|
|Scout is ready to keep walking. She loves walking in the cooler weather.|
|Me and Dad|
|Trying to catch up to Mama and Scout.|
|We are tired after our walk.|
The Greyhound Who Showed Mama That He Can Protect Her From Bad People Today
Friday, November 8, 2013
We enjoy playing at the dog park. We really like it when there are other dogs there. Mama doesn't let us "play" with the other dogs, but since there are two fenced areas, we go into the empty one and run along the fence with the other dogs. It's fun, but I think making actual contact would be better. Mama is scared we will get hurt. The other dogs do seem to be pretty mouthy. There was this one little dog that tried to get to me through the fence. Do you know what I did? I peed on him through the fence! BOL! There was a guy there this week who didn't want his dogs to "play" with us. He yelled at them and told them they were not there to play. He scared Scout. They didn't stay long and Scout and I were confused as to why their Dad was so mean. We are glad he is not our Dad.
The other day there we saw a lady and her husband watching us play. She said "Oh look, they are best friends!" Us, best friends? I am not sure about that. I guess I don't have any other friends, so does that mean that Scout is my best friend? The lady asked Mama if we are obedient. Obedient? Mama had to laugh at that. She had never thought about it. Mama said "Well, they don't get into anything. Does that make them obedient? The biggest problem is walking them. There are times when they want to go their own way and my arms are only so long. One on one, they are great at walking, but together, they can be a challenge at times." Yep, that sounds like us. BOL!
The Greyhound Who Wonders If Scout Is His Bestie
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
|Liberty Memorial Tower at WWI Museum|
|Visitors can go to the top.|
|View from the top of the tower.|
The admission price to tour the WWI Museum is $14 a person. Mama did her best to find a coupon, but didn't have any luck. It is half price on Wednesdays, but that was not an option for the folks.
Mama's favorite part of the museum was a glass bridge that you cross to enter the exhibits. Under the bridge are 9,000 red poppies. Each poppy represents 1,000 soldiers that died during the war. It was hard to get a good picture since the glass had a lot of glare. The windows you see are actually the ceiling reflecting on the bridge.
|Propaganda trench. The tour guide said that it was used to convince mothers to allow their boys to join the service. The real trenches were nothing like this.|
|German gas bell which was used to warn people of gas attacks.|
|Trench - see the floors are mud and not wood like the propaganda one.|
|German machine gun|
|Part of film that shows America preparing for war.|
|The model for this poster didn't show up, so the artist painted himself. Mama always thought it was "Uncle Sam". No matter where you move in the room, his eyes and finger follow you. It is strange.|
|Dog collar used during war to send messages. Bell let soldiers know where the dog was.|
|Motorcycle used during war|
The folks enjoyed the museum. They were there for four hours and Mama said they probably could have stayed longer.
The Greyhound Who Is Glad He Has A Bed To Sleep In And Not A Trench