#mondayblog-Come with me on a virtual tour of Hannibal

Hello everyone! This week I am not doing a Ro-Manic Monday since I am still at my dad’s. I don’t have internet so cant research and I don’t have a lot of time since I have been helping dad with his chores going on daily walks with him and getting his meals and eye drops in. On Saturday my brother, his wife, and kids stopped by to visit dad. After I got his drops in.  He stayed home to watch a poker tournament and I went on a walk with  the family. I try to spend a lot of time with them when I am here since I only get here once or twice a year.

I thought I would share some of the pictures I took on some of mine and Dad’s walks and our walk yesterday.  Enjoy!!

It has been flooded here, so the sea wall has been in place it is actually two large  steel walls.  They took them down a couple days before the festival last week. I toook these photos through dads window on the third floor.

The wall has been lifted and is on the truck–        they lift the wall then lay it flat on the ground

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thhey take it over to a structure that holds them uprigh near the levee and lift them up and into place.  this one goes above after they lay it on the ground they liftit straight up onto the truck.

it was rather interesting to watch…not easy to photograph since it took nearly an hour to do both.

Here are a couple shots  of Dads potted plants out back . The tenants can use pots for plants  or have a small plot to garden if they want.. the tiney frogs invaded the parking lot the other day after a big rain! They are so cute I wanted some!

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This is where i bought my new pottery dishes    A train museum                                           Things going on locally

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There is a lighthouse on a hill. it is  a couple hundred steps up one day I may try to climb them and let you know! This is the  Tom  and Huck statue at end of the road we walk each day

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This is a park on the riverfront                                                                                                                                                                                         You can take tours on this riverboat

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Train I took a picture of from dads windowThis is a barge I loved all the different  elements to it some were very rusty this is the tug pushing it

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a drifting log of ducks we saw yesterday!

I hope you enjoyed your tour of Hannibal!

Have you been on any trips or taken any cool pictures? If you have and would like to share them email me at [email protected] and I will set up a date to feature your vacation or just any cool things you like ( dates will be Fridays.)

Sunny Sunday-more craft fair fun

Hello everyone! I am still at my Dad’s in Hannibal and not been able to do much crafting. However last week we did spend a couple days at the craft fair that was here in town. I thought I would share a few of my awesome purchases.

There was two booths that were selling air plants. One had them set on pretty seascapes. I got one of these for my desk the first day and an extra plant to put in some driftwood (dad and I picked up a few nice pieces on one of our walks.

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Saturday we found these cute hanging globes with airplants and these were already in bloom. I decided to get another to hang in my office since Chloe likes to steal stuff off my desk. Now if I can keep her from trying to climb the curtain to get at it.  The round one is mine and the teardrop one is Dad’s.

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I got two nice leather bracelets and a slave bracelet. I haven’t worn jewelry in a while but decided to get me some casual things I can wear daily.

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My niece went to get another ring like she had gotten last year and the seller made us a deal saving us each five dollars so I got one as well. Mine says never give up—never fail a reminder for myself when I feel like I am failing and want to give up…which has been a lot lately.

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I also got this beautiful locally made Indian jewelry. Sorry the  picture of it disapeared!

There were so many booths even in three days I am sure we missed a few. We did get some dip and soup mixes as well as the other stuff.

My niece got a crocheted top. I think I may try to make the skirts I saw there. She is an adorable 17 year old cheerleader with a cute body. She can carry off that look.

There is this amazing pottery shop in town that I have eyed since the first time I came up here. I had hoped to get a lesson but they no longer do that. Dad got a beautiful butter dish and I got him a green one that says Oleo on it. I decided I wanted to replace all my old sets of dishes at home with one nice one so we went back and got a complete set for home.

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Have you been to any craft fairs or shows this summer? Did you find any great items?

 

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