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Just a quick fly-by…
Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

I didn’t have a guest today, so I decided to pop in very briefly. The trip, so far, has been a blast—other than a quick jag through Joplin, MO on our way up.

I can’t even begin to describe everything I saw in Joplin. At one point, we stopped the car and I stood on a little hilltop. I turned in a slow circle and can truthfully say there wasn’t anything within that 360 degree turn that wasn’t completely flattened. It’s a miracle more people didn’t die when that tornado hit.

Today, we stopped at Powell Gardens and toured their “Jurassic” exhibit. It was lovely; the dinosaurs were fun. We took tons of pics. Next stop was Jesse James’s family farm. That was a bit of a letdown because much of what existed during Jesse’s lifetime was gutted and rebuilt. Still, I took pictures. I’m hoping there will be a shadow in a window I can claim was his ghost (just to make it worth the detour!).

We reached my brother’s house this evening and stayed up talking until we were all yawning—as you must be now reading this blog. I am soooooo happy I have guest bloggers for the next few days!

Tomorrow’s tattoo day. I hope the artist has a good night’s rest. I don’t want the word he’s carving into my skin to be misspelled or crooked.

Take care and remember to comment! The day after I return home I’ll be choosing the winner of the pretty fairy journal. I’ll try to find something fun here in Iowa to bring back for a giveaway as well.

16 comments to “Just a quick fly-by…”

  1. shadow
    · June 23rd, 2011 at 7:51 am · Link

    I am yawning but thats only because its early and i went to bed late. lol Glad to hear your having a good time! Are you gonna put up pics later? We’d love to see. What word are you getting as a tattoo? Is this your first tattoo? Have fun! Enjoy yourself! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Nichelle Scott-Williams
    · June 23rd, 2011 at 10:01 am · Link

    Sounds like a wonderful beginning to the trip! Have fun with the tattoo. I will be getting some others soon too.

  3. Delilah Devlin
    · June 23rd, 2011 at 10:40 am · Link

    My daughter is putting up pics on Facebook. But slowly. She’ll tag them so everyone can see. And she’s mean, so you’ll see things I’d never post!

  4. Delilah Devlin
    · June 23rd, 2011 at 10:42 am · Link

    I’m getting something with the word “story” in it. I wanted one word that meant the most to me (besides my girls’ names).

  5. tammy ramey
    · June 23rd, 2011 at 10:48 am · Link

    sounds like a lot of fun. so sad about Joplin. wish there was more that we could do for all of them.
    enjoy the rest of your trip and be safe.

  6. Lisa Coutch
    · June 23rd, 2011 at 11:18 am · Link

    Miss you guys tons! Glad you’re having a great time! I am enjoying the pics that have been posted so far. Stay safe.

  7. Becky W
    · June 23rd, 2011 at 1:23 pm · Link

    Glad to hear you are having a fun time. To bad that Jesse Jamesโ€™s family farm was kind of a letdown to you. I didn’t realize that they had did that to Jesses James’s family farm. Have fun with the tattoo.

  8. Myla Jackson
    · June 23rd, 2011 at 1:41 pm · Link

    Glad you’re having fun Sis!!!

  9. Diane Sadler
    · June 23rd, 2011 at 6:29 pm · Link

    So what’s the word? Story is not enough of a clue! Have fun Delilah.

  10. Jen B.
    · June 23rd, 2011 at 7:53 pm · Link

    I have had a lousy day. I snorted when I read about the tattoo. I sure hope the artist has a really good night tonight!

  11. shadow
    · June 23rd, 2011 at 11:10 pm · Link

    story? huh, no words are coming to mind with that in it. can i have a vowel? lol

  12. Mary Preston
    · June 24th, 2011 at 2:47 am · Link

    Al the best for tattoo day.

  13. Fedora
    · June 24th, 2011 at 9:14 am · Link

    Glad the trip’s going well, Delilah! Hope your inking goes well! Looking forward to the update ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Delilah Devlin
    · June 24th, 2011 at 9:30 am · Link

    Crashed last night—hard! Tattoos on the shoulder blade hurt like he’ll. No bra today. Scary!

  15. Nichelle Scott-Williams
    · June 24th, 2011 at 9:44 am · Link

    Ohhh must see pictures please! ๐Ÿ™‚ And I want a tramp stamp so I am sure that isn’t going to be that pleasant feel after either. LOL

  16. shadow
    · June 26th, 2011 at 2:57 pm · Link

    your tattoo is so pretty! i love it! its absolutely beautiful! looks like it hurt alot!

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