Happy Anniversary to us! Forty-seven years ago today my life became complete! God has blessed us beyond measure, really. We celebrated with a little get-away to “America’s Hometown,” as it’s called, and it’s located a little over an hour from us—Hannibal, MO. We stayed two nights at Garth Woodside Mansion, a Bed and Breakfast in a mansion built in 1871 and visited often by the town’s most famous resident, Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain).
Lexie and Cookie, resident llamas, love oak leaves!
Beautiful piano in the parlor!
Rosewood Room, where we stayed. Bed appraised at $55,000!
We were the first guests in the dining room for breakfast our first morning! John is a retired USAF Colonel. He and his wife Julie were wonderful hosts. Julie is a riot! Shortly, the large table was filled with several couples from California who were on a cross-country excursion along the original Route 66, each couple in their convertible. Sounds like a fantastic idea to me!!! Hmmmmm.
Wonderful breakfasts both mornings!
I thought this ice water dispenser was gorgeous!
I always loved the story of Tom Sawyer, ever since my third grade teacher read the whole book aloud to us, every day after lunch.
Samuel Clemens’ boyhood home
Ice Cream at Becky Thatcher’s Ice Cream Emporium (one excuse is as good as another for me, the Ice Cream Queen)
Statues of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn
A spontaneous decision to take the Mark Twain Riverboat Excursion (one hour) was a great plan!
Bridge crossing the Mississippi connecting Missouri and Illinois
Home again, home again, with a couple of our favorite mugs from Garth Mansion, to fit in with my fall décor at home!
Thank you, Heavenly Father, for the 47 wonderful years YOU have given us together!