Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Workdesk Wednesday

I've been MIA for the last few weeks due to vacation. Last week I was doing laundry, paying bills, and stuff that needed done upon return.  I did get back to my desk the end of last week but wanted to share some of the highlights of our trip.  I'm joining up with Julia of the Stamping Ground blog and this is week 627.

Our trip was planned with friends to visit the Ark in Williamstown, KY. Oh my gosh but if you get the opportunity you must go.

We checked out the John Wayne Museum in Fort Worth, TX. That's John to my right and Robert Mitchum to Dean's left.

This was the main reason for our trip, to visit the Ark. We spent almost all day here! Totally amazing!

The next day we spent at the Creation Museum near Cincinnati, KY. Another great day!

Next major stop, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO. We were unable to go up as all the tickets were sold out in advance. Oh well, the museum was great!

Due to the weather we went to Kansas City, MO instead of Branson, MO. Preferred possible tornadoes over probable. Weather held somewhat.  This is the main hall in Union Station. Ate afterwards at a fun restaurant called Fritz's that delivered your meal by a small train that traveled a track over your head.  It dropped your meal in a basket onto a tray that lowered to your table!

You can see the tray suspended from the train and the tray that the meal basket is dropped on to. 

We even visited Santa Claus, Indiana! Bought some gifts and ornaments!

And here's some of our souvenirs...

 At the time of this photo we already gave a couple to my dad. And the Ark ship has already been given to our pastor and wife.

We visited much much more but these are the highlights. We had rain or very cloudy skies most of our 2 weeks on the road and traveled almost 4300 miles! We've never made a trip like this before and it wasn't cheap but it was SOOOO worth it!

Ok, hopefully I didn't make this too photo heavy. I have a huge amount of photos and will get prints made to scrapbook. Now please head over to the Stamping Ground and check out actual desks!

Stampin Carol

The ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and He ponders all his paths.  Proverbs 5:21


Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Sounds like you really made the most of your vacation, what a wonderful trip. So nice to see places that I will probably never visit in a lifetime across the pond. I love bringing gifts back for family and friends so they can share the experience too. Happy WoywW Tracey #13 x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You missed out on seeing the city from on top of the Arch. I have been many times and each time I find something new to appreciate. I truly enjoyed seeing all the places you had visited. Trust me, Branson is just a tourist town that has grown by exponential proportions. I'm glad you shared your trip and it took me back a few years and before the lockdown. Happy WOYWW from # 3.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I enjoyed your tour very much, especially the photo with John Wayne! What a fab holiday, good luck with the picture editing.
Hugs LLJ 6 xxx

Helen said...

Sounds like you packed a fair bit in, but it was a shame not to be able to go to the top of the arch - I've seen Elizabeth's pics ! Have a great week Helen # 2

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gosh that all looks like fun you had there. Have a very happy and creative woyww, Angela x17x

Sarah Brennan said...

Looks and sounds like a busy but very enjoyable two weeks Carol. SOme amazing places! Stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #4

Lisa-Jane said...

I bet you'll have some awesome photos to scrap and I can't wait to see the page with that pic of you with John Wayne! Bye for now, Lisa-Jane #8

Crafting With Jack said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday. I always thought those particular stars were larger than life! Angela #12

roffeycreations said...

Hi Carol - oooh John Wayne was my father's favourite actor - I always think of him when one of John Wayne's movies come on :) hope you have a fabulous week - Cheers Maurs xxx #35

Lillianb said...

What a lovely holiday, and some great pictures and lots of memories,

Take care and stay safe

Lilian B #10

Shoshi said...

What an amazing holiday you've had, Carol. I am green with envy for your visit to the Creation Museum and the Ark! I have been a supporter of Answers in Genesis for many years and followed how it was constructed. It's totally amazing. If I ever manage to get your side of the Pond (highly unlikely but one can dream!) that would be one of the top places on my list to visit.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi x #9

Spyder said...

Great pictures, bet you had great fun, can't wait to get out somewhere different! Keep Crafting! Stay Safe. Happy Very late last weeks woyww!? ((Lyn)) #26