The sunrise was beautiful, as was the mountain range below us.
It was a whirlwind of fun, hugs, old and new sights. We had a great time with friends and family. The weather held long enough for us to visit my oldest, dearest friend in southeast Kansas. It was great to see her husband and son again. The time with them was lovely. They spoiled us and made us feel so at home.
This is Jake. He guards their farm and is one big furry love bug. He loved all the cold and snow - go figure!
We we returned to KC and my cousins Beth and Leslie took me to some of their favorite haunts.
Our first stop was Penzey's Spices. A shop filled with all sorts of smells. I brought home a few bags of herbs and spices to experiment with.
We lunched at the Kansas City Culinery School. It was the best. The stuff
in those little cups was Asian ice cream with cinnamon-sugar crispy
Then we found Curious Sofa. Yes, I had to buy a few things.
Wish I could have gotten this chest in my carry-on.
We even found the Victoria Trading Company.
Couldn't leave there without a few trinkets.
Of course there was Jake's in the Village - where "Life is Good".
Very attractive - right?!?
I took more pictures, of course, but I wanted to share this one day with you.
There are some days that you will always remember and some people that no matter how long it has been since you were last together - you just pick up like it was yesterday.
That's the way with these two and with my friend Sharon.
Now, I just have to keep talking and get them all out to Oregon. No more waiting 10 years between visits. Lets see... we can go to the coast, to Central Oregon and of course
there is Mount Hood and .......... M.