|Found this sign along the trip!|
The day after the birthday celebration there was a baby shower for niece and nephew's soon to be born baby girl.
|Isn't this the cutest?|
All sorts of goodies for the new baby...and a few fun things for big brother.
After the shower we headed to Seaford to check on my mom. She lives next door to my old house....in low Seaford. I thank Les, Racquel and David and others keeping me posted on Hampton Roads conditions. The Weather Channel and other national news outlets seemed to ignore any land mass between the Outer Banks and New York City. I knew before we got there that Seaford had minimal flooding, a lot less than Isabel. Hooray! We got up Monday morning and cleaned up Mom's yard ....making runs to the dump to join the rest of the residents of York County getting rid of the storm debris.
No power for the time we were there. The first shower, after all the cleanup was not bad.....the shower the next morning before we headed out was a bit chilly. Power finally came back on for Mom a few days later.
From Seaford we headed out to Kansas to visit my sister and her husband. Two days to get out there.
Love seeing the landscape as we drove. Lots of beautiful vistas!
One of the few sunrises I have seen since Charlie retired. Ok, it is pretty....just a tad early.
While in Kansas my sister and I went to a place that is named 'Top of the World'. Big views and lots of wildflowers and LOTS of wind! This is my sister....say hi!
We had a good time checking out the flowers in the fields around us.
|Ironweed, Vernonia fasciculata|
And views that go on forever---
Great varieties of blooms.
Kansas...grasses blowing in the wind with a sunflower -- perfect!
I love this one....one of those postcard pictures!
Another little bloom. Blue Vervain, Verbena hastata
After the Top of the World, we went to Tuttle Creek Dam Lake. Very pretty.
|Snow on the Mountain, Euphorbia marginata|
|Thistle and Sunflowers|
|Beautiful mix of wildflowers|
The night before we left we had one of those picture perfect dinners. Recipes for this meal are on my sister's blog. Bags by KZK Venture on over there...good eats!!
Driving through Kansas we saw lots of open fields....
We headed to OKC to visit Charlie's sister and family. There was a baby naming ceremony for another nephew's baby boy. Saturday was filled with football, then a ride into downtown OKC. The OKC Federal Building Memorial Sight is quite moving. If you have not visited it, certainly worth a stop.
|Each chair has the name of one of the victims of the bombing.|
|There is a beautiful reflecting pool in the middle.|
|The sunlight shining through the chairs is just beautiful.|
Quite a somber place.
Time to head home, the dogs had been in the boarding facility long enough.
We headed home in time to drive through Tropical Lee.
|Storm to the left of us....yikes!|
|Visibility was limited.|
|Downtown Atlanta....through the raindrops|
|Close to home, Ware Shoals, big dark clouds|
|Heading this direction doesn't look good!|
A few miles before we got off the highway the rain came down so hard and fast it was like someone dumped a bucket of white paint on the windshield. So glad to be home. This is just a brief overview of all our activities during the last week or so. Picked up the dogs today and gave them a bath....boy did they need it.
The gardens need tending, the voles and the heat have taken their toll on my poor plants.
Hoping to get back into the swing of visiting everyone's blogs.
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