Monday, May 25, 2009

Home again - 3500 miles later!

We are home and unpacked, but it will be another day or two before we return to routine!

Here are a few highlights from the trip -

First destination was Colorado and we had a beautiful sunset on Sister's birthday! I love a pink and blue sky!

This is me on a Jack-a-lope at Wall Drugs in South Dakota. Honestly, I was disappointed in Wall Drug. I was hoping for an oldtime-y general mercantile, but it was just a tourist stop. With many, many tourists... I couldn't resist the photo opportunity, though!

The next step was for Lovely C's graduation. It was a very different ceremony than what we were accustomed to. When we first saw her footwear (!) we were surprised, but it turned out that she was almost over dressed compared to some of her classmates!

Next stop was a visit to Dear Aunt. She was embarrassed that her bed was not made when Sister and I stopped to visit. We were thrilled though, because her quilt is a friendship quilt with an embroidered block by my grandmother and my great grandmother and many other relatives long departed. The fabrics were bright and vivid and the embroidery was intact. We had never seen it and Cousin told us later that it was a recent gift, a keepsake of a great aunt who passed away in the last 10 years or so. We also had a very fun visit!
We went to Greensburg for the Memorial Day Alumni Celebration. There was much re-building to celebrate and I fulfilled my goal of helping the effort by spending money on souvenirs!

Some of the esteemed members of the class of '59!

And from the class of '64

(A "Simpson's sky")

The weather was warm and for once the wind was fairly quiet!

We put the Colorado, South Dakota and Nebraska stickers on our camper. We had to "camp" in front of Sister's house in Colorado to be able to add that one! Some would say that doesn't count, but we are counting it!

I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the G'burg pictures. I don't have the ones from my reunion yet, but I am assured that they will be in the mail soon! Love, WS

Iron Needles said...

Agh. You beat me with the quilt! Still good to see you and miss you already.

Martha said...

I love -- the new Greensburg tower, the quilt of course, and the graduation flip flops. Road trips are so fun.

Allie said...

That's a LOT of miles! Are you planning on filling in all the stickers?

Lynne said...

Wall Drug is a funny place. Tacky? Oh yeah! But it's been around forever and you can still see some of the old roadside billboards counting down the miles. Love you on the jackalope!

Did you drive through the Badlands?? We were always RVing when in that part of the country since we were doing a lot of dogs shows and the Rapid City was always one of our favorites. Sightseeing in-between ring times! :)