Saturday, August 14, 2021

Dare to Share #481

It is Friday night, and you know what that means.. 
It is time to Dare to Share!  

So this past week, I was a bit busy.  When I posted the party last weekend, I was just about to leave on a whirlwind mini vacation to go visit my family who I have not seen in a long time.  We also planned to  see some tourist sites in Missouri.  We visited Joplin, Kansas City, and St. Louis.  My boyfriend is a train geek and was very excited to see the Big Boy (the largest steam engine in the world) as it was touring in parts of the midwest.  

This was taken early morning on the first day of our trip, before we got tired of riding in the car.  LOL 

I truly had no idea how big of following the Big Boy has around the country. A huge crowd was there to see the train as it made a quick stop in Edwardsville, Kansas.  Normally Edwardsville is a town of about 4,000.  On that day it was probably about 10,000. 

The Big Boy was on display at Union Station the next day.  We were able to take pictures, and my boyfriend was interviewed by Union Pacific for it's promotional videos. 

The inside of Union Station is actually quite big and beautiful. There were several fun things to see and do. 

One of my favorite finds on this trip was this Itty Bitty Patrick Mahomes. If you have followed by blog for awhile, you will know I LOVE football.  Mahomes is one of my three favorite quarterbacks. I really wish I would have bought it while we were there now.  Kansas City is the headquarters of Hallmark stores, and were visiting a really big one in Crown Center downtown. I believe my local store is no longer open. :( 

On the last day of the trip we did a few fun things around St. Louis. We wanted to go up in the arch, but did not have time on this trip.  Maybe next time! 

Did you do anything new or exciting this week? 

Well it looks like it is time to get this party started.  Link up and HAVE FUN! 

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  1. Fun road trip! We just flew back to Maine from Colorado. Pike's Peak was breathtaking!

  2. Sounds like a fun trip. I live in St. Louis. Glad you had some fun times here!

  3. Sharing this week's recipes from Homemade on a Weeknight! Thanks for hosting again this week.

  4. Looks like a fun and good trip. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

  5. Thanks for hosting a great party!! Hope you have a wonderful week.


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