Monday, May 30, 2016

Route 66 State Park Visitor Center

We went to St. Louis Sunday for a family reunion....I made this White Texas Sheet Cake to bring along!

on the way home we stopped at a visitor was nice and maybe next time we'll take our time and read more of the displays...Have not heard of this Rolla hotel before..

Have seen/heard of these signs

Monkey enjoyed it also!

Although we didn't travel on Route 66 on all those trips we made to South Central Nebraska when I was growing up, this display sure reminded me of those trips!

They had some nice displays

Monkey liked the license plates.

Hanging out above the sign..

Remains of a bridge over the Meramec 

good thing monkey is "authorized personnel" haha

monkey was confused as to what this box was for......don't see these much anymore..

monkey was getting tired here.

It was a fun place to stop and look around!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Garden Progress

I took pictures of the garden the last three Sunday can sure see the progress....first one you can see the tomato plants, but nothing else has come up yet.

Last can see things coming up!

Blooms on the Catalpa tree this morning

One of the last blooms on the Tulip tree..

The garden this can tell we have had a lot of rain!

Hole way up in one of the Silver Maple trees...I am wondering what kind of bird or animal is using this hole!

Friday, May 27, 2016


Big leaves of a plant over behind the mae house..these things are huge, look even bigger in person!

Richard was cleaning out the gutters just now and came across this huge beetle! It was very much alive and very fast!  here it is next to a nickel.

better picture of it.....we left it alone after this is scurrying around out there somewhere!

In all the commotion of working on a ladder and chasing that beetle around Jack didn't wake up from this sleeping spot in the pampas grass....he has found a good place to nap!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Random Pictures

Fun guy down at the cabin on Sunday

over by the garden....

Picked these peonies Monday before the rain!

Some kind of funnel spider nest between two boards of our back deck.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wildflower Wednesday

Pictures I took on Sunday down at the river.....I tried to look up the names of these but was unsuccessful!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

More River Time

Here is Richard's sandbox project at the river..we got the boards from Matt and Sarah..he just shortened them a bit.

I think the kids will have fun in it....we'll need to finish it and get some sand...Yes, the river is muddy in the background. Hope we don't get too much rain this week!
Saw this viney plant between us and our neighbor....Wish I knew the name of it!

I think this is a seed pod from a flower that already did it's thing...

Sunday, May 22, 2016

River Walk

A few of the pictures I took today walking the road to the cabin...a little green fellow..

I should know the name of this shrub/tree, but I do not..

Interesting little things...

Wish I knew the names of these..