"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Sunday, May 15, 2011

We're in Kansas, Toto!

On Saturday morning, we got up long, long before the crack of dawn to drive an hour and a half to the nearest major airport, to catch a flight to Kansas City.  We're here for a birthday party.  A 90th birthday party for my fil.  As you may know, flight plans do not make a lot of sense, so we flew from Baltimore to Atlanta on the first leg of our journey.  I don't quite 'get it' when I look at a map of the US.  Atlanta is NOT on the way to Kansas.  However, I had a large credit to use on Delta, so we did what we had to do.  We rewarded ourselves with this during our layover in Atlanta.

What an awesome reward!  if you've never had pralines in Georgia, you should immediately schedule a visit.  Or a layover in Atlanta.  Better yet, if you can get to the riverfront in Savannah to try the pralines, you will think you're in heaven.

Then another flight to Kansas City.  I hate flying - but it is a necessary evil.  I did some cross stitching to pass the time, so it's not a total waste.  First stop when we got to Kansas was a barbecue joint.  We asked for advice at the car rental place, and were advised to try Oklahoma Joe's.  It turns out Oklahoma Joe's grew out of the back of a gas station, which is still operating today in the front corner of the building and property.  We waited in line for over an hour, and it was soooo worth the wait!

We each ordered something different, and then split it all to get a taste of everything.  The brisket was my favorite.

Lest you think I only blog about food when I travel, after eating, hubby wanted to check into the hotel and take a short nap, but I prevailed, and we stopped at a Quilt Store on the way.  Would you believe I walked out of there with NO fabric?  They had a lot of batiks, which I don't care for, and a wonderful selection of reproductions, but I don't currently have a project in mind so couldn't decide on anything.  Their fat quarters were outrageously priced so I wasn't even tempted by them.  However, they did have a large book selection so I walked out with these.  After all, I didn't want hubby to think it was a wasted trip!

Blogger is being very obstinate today, so you'll have to stand on your head to see the second book.  But at least Blogger is here, so I won't get too upset.

The rest of the day was spent napping, stitching, and several hours of family time.  Today is the big party and more family time.  But if I don't get off here, we'll miss it all, so until later.........

Counting my many blessings....Sunny


  1. You made my mouth water looking at those yummy goodies .
    Your books look great.
    Have a wonderful time with your family Sunny.

  2. Yummy,Yummy,that`s for sure:-) Yes,it was difficult when blogger disappeared,wasn`t it. I thought first it was mine.Anyway all`s well that ends well!
    Do hope the 90th birthday party will be a happy one,Enjoy yourself,and Happy Stitching!!

  3. Ohhhh do spot Dorothy for me and take a photo :)

  4. Yummmmm! Nice stopover! Never a waste of time shopping...lol.. even better buying books!
    Enjoy your party. Hugz.

  5. I am cooking jam drops while blogging and the pralines do look good.

  6. Happy Birthday to your Father-in-law! Have fun at the party! Good job on the books - no you don't want hubby thinking he's wasting his time and the books look like fun. I'm ready for BBQ! Looks so good. I visit relatives in Arkansas and we have to switch planes in NC!! From Calif - to NC and then to Arkansas. Do the airlines need me to mail them a puzzle of the USA so that they can put it together and see where Arkansas and Kansas really are? LOL!!


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