Saturday, July 6, 2013

Chatter and photos from the car from the grandchildren in this post

I thought I would give you a break from all the pictures of my family.  Just a break, I have lots more to share.  Just a few pictures along the way.  I loved this sunset coming through Kansas.  The farm in the background seemed to be a large one with the size of the silos.  I grew up in the country but not on a farm.
Windmills everyone in this one stretch.  Reminds me of ET.  I'd love to have one in my yard.  I have heard there are concerns about having them.  But if they save us from buying oil???????  But since there aren't that many places that have them there must be some reason why.  I know in Colorado they have them (just a few) on some land that was contaminated by uranium.  There didn't seem to be much around where all these were.
RED LIGHTS could be seem for miles around Limon (Colorado?) .  They would flash totally off and on again.  They were millions and for miles.  I have been trying to find out what they were and the only thing I could find out was maybe "Amtrak".  Does anyone know.  It began to get a little strange after awhile and very late at night.
The "Gateway to the West."  If I actually took time to edit these photos they would be pretty good coming from a car window.  Esp. if I edited out  the train cars.  My aunt and uncle lived in St. Louis so I got to see this quite often.  We esp. went this route so my granddaughter could see this. 
We had planned on doing some fun things along the way.  We didn't do much of that.  On the way from Colorado to Ohio we stopped at the OZ museum.  I will show some pictures of that later.  We also spend an hour and a half at a McDonalds play space inside while some threatening storms blew over.  Sad to say that was about it .  Once you are on the road it is hard to stop with little ones.  Potty breaks took at least an hour. 
A little under the weather here.  Weather for has rained for over 2 weeks and is not supposed to stop til next week-end.  Everything is so greeeen and pretty.  So far no flooding close to us.  We live up a big hill but it could still creep into the house if we aren't careful.  Weeds are so tall and just waiting for some attention.  Our grass has stopped growing.  But I will take rain over the dreadful heat some are having.  I don't do well in dry environments either.  Those poor fireman and their families.  God Bless them.
I am not feeling well either.  Nothing too serious.  Trying to get a handle on it.  Something I may have picked up from my travels.  Not much of an immune system in this ole body.  It may have been some ice from a moldy machine in McDonalds.......sorry I don't mean to tattle.  My daughter went to get ice in an empty cup and something black fell into it.  So, not really making that up.  So if not better by Monday, tests will have to happen.  Like to avoid that as they never seem to solve much.  Maybe the third antibiotic will do the trick. 
So the 4th was quiet.  We went to a movie.....The Heat.  Funny but a lot of four letter words, one in particular.  Hubby is at the family reunion without me today.  He will also be visiting with his Mom in the nursing home.  She's not doing too well these days.  I have been able to visit with immediate family members in the last month, so I don't feel quite as bad as I would other wise. 
So I hope all had a fun 4th.  Can you believe that it is already July.  They say in our neck of the woods that the corn should be knee high by the 4th of July.....ours is about 6 foot high, hah.  But we are thankful for the rain even if it is a pain sometimes.  We have a well........yep, it needs rain once in awhile.


ImSoVintage said...

Sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well. I got deathly ill from ice at a McDonalds once. Maybe now that you are home you will get better faster. Looks like you had a fun road trip, though. xo Laura

NanaDiana said...

I am so sorry that you aren't feeling well. You have had your share in the last year or so. It sounds like you had a wonderful trip and the photos are good ones.

There is all sorts of controversy here over the wind fields. There are people that live "under them" /close to them and they say they can't sleep. The noise causes emotional distress and there have been some law suits in the works. I don't mind them, from a distance, at all. My bil is involved in a project that is building them in the ocean off the East coast. They think that might work even better than the land ones.

We had a great 4th. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Debby! xo Diana

Art and Sand said...

Hope you are feeling better.

We are thinking of doing a road trip in the fall- just head east and see where the road takes us. We still have 19 states to visit and most of them are in the middle.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I hope you are feeling better. I seem to always feel better just getting home into my routine. I must be getting old too!

ImSoVintage said...

Tried to respond to your email, but got a failure response. If you email me at, I'll try again :)

Julia said...

Sorry that you are not feeling well and hope that you will feel all better real soon.

I was wondering about those millions of lights flashing on and off for miles. Could they possibly be fireflies. They are out at night around here and put on quite a show.

I saw a documentary about wind mills and a lot of people were really stressed from the lack of sleep, so much so that they were getting sick with headaches and other problems.

I think that they are better than those big dams they built for electricity. Maybe we should be using solar power more.

I hope that you recuperate from your trip.

Susie said...

Debby, I like the St. Louis. It's pretty. Glad you got to travel and see all that. I hope your husband got some hugs from his mom...sorry to hear she isn't well. Take care of each other. xoxo,Susie

Lutka And Co. said...

Nice pictures - I hope you feel better soon!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi Debby,
Frank passed away in 2007 and on our Honeymoon trip we drove that same highway and he pointed out the arches..I had never seen them before. They are really impressive! The picture made me remember that trip and miss him!

I hope your Mom is feeling better. I remember our time of going through that. It's hard, I know.

Nan said...

Debby I think you need to take a trip up here to Alaska. You could stay in the fairy cottage and visit Homer then take off for more adventures here and about. I guarantee the beauty you see here will be nothing like you have ever seen before.
Those wind things seem like a good idea but they are killing millions of birds which is why I don't go for them.

Kimberly said...

I hope you feel better Debby and you find out what is ailing you. I love pictures of your grandkids and missed seeing them in your post! Love all the pictures from your road trip. How are you pups doing???

bj said...

Hi, Debbie..hope you feel better real soon.
We have a LOT of wind fields here on the plains.
Have a good week.

Edna B said...

Love your photos. Sounds like your trip was fabulous. You must have lots of patience. I would never make that trip with kids. Maybe mesh nets around the windmill blades would help the bird problem. As for the noise, they have to go somewhere if folks want their bills lowered. There's that old saying "You have to give to get." I hope you're feeling better soon. Have a great day, hugs, Edna B.

Shirley said...

Hi Debby, I am trying to catch up with some of my friends before I go to the nursing home to see hubby. I didn't go yesterday instead been spending time watching the boys ride. Baseball with the youngest. I am glad you enjoyed your trip. The arch makes me think of our trips to St. Louis to visit family. Always went to the arch and the zoo. Never went to the top, but my daughter did. Enjoyed your pictures. As the windfarms we have quite a few not far from us. You will never please everyone and they will find fault with them. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend.

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Sorry you are not feeling well. You did good traveling with the kids! Love your pictures. Yes, 6 foot corn sounds pretty amazing!

Pam said...

Sorry you're not feeling well. Hope it's not the dirty machine at McD's. It might swear me off of McD's once and for all!

Stephanie said...

Oh no, so sorry to hear you are not feeling well. I hope you are back to yourself in no time. Beautiful pictures - they remind me of my recent drive to Canada to visit family. Have a lovely week.


Art and Sand said...

Just letting you know that I have responded to you via e-mail, but it keeps getting bounced back. I remember from the Valentine and Bunny swaps that it is common.

I just didn't want you to think I was rude.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I'm sorry you are unwell. I hope you are feeling better soon. Those are great photos!

I wish the rain would come this way!

Thank you for your sweet comment.

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Suzanne said...

Great pictures! I went to college not far from St. Louis, so this is a familiar sight! Your grandchildren are precious.

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