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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Celebrating 47 Years of Marriage!

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).

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Lexie and Cookie, resident llamas, love oak leaves!

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Beautiful piano in the parlor!

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Rosewood Room, where we stayed. Bed appraised at $55,000!

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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.

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Wonderful breakfasts both mornings!

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I thought this ice water dispenser was gorgeous!

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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.

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Samuel Clemens’ boyhood home

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Ice Cream at Becky Thatcher’s Ice Cream Emporium (one excuse is as good as another for me, the Ice Cream Queen)

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Statues of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn

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Mississippi River

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A spontaneous decision to take the Mark Twain Riverboat Excursion (one hour) was a great plan!

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Bridge crossing the Mississippi connecting Missouri and Illinois

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Home again, home again, with a couple of our favorite mugs from Garth Mansion, to fit in with my fall d├ęcor at home!

Thank you, Heavenly Father, for the 47 wonderful years YOU have given us together!

6 comments:

Keith Wilson said...

Awesome, congratulations! Great photos, and it made me want to go back to Garth Woodside Mansion! I hope you didn't get spit on by teh llamas. I got sprayed because one was jealous of the attention. It was gross. Lools like you guys got the full value and great weather for siteseeing.

Barbara said...

No spitting--but now I know why Julie made sure we fed BOTH llamas at the same time!

Anita Houston said...

What a fun time! Congrats on a major accomplishment in life!!! I just love Love!

butterfly said...

Congratulations on your huge milestone! Looks like you packed so much into your trip, and had a really great time...
Alison x

Marjie Kemper said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for sharing those pics... hope you and your honey have many, many... more!

Sharida Havens said...

Finally had a chance to check this out. it looks like so much FUN. As always, you and dad are an incomparable inspiration!!
Love you both.
Sharida