I think this weekend probably works better as a scrapbook than a written essay:
Ron and his dad run the log splitter at the farm. I stacked wood for a long time before a golden sunset pushed me inside to get the camera.
Twilight creeps up on the barn.
The requisite sunset pictures for Brad.
Buster, farm dog extraordinaire.
A stop at Redmon’s candy store on Route 66 in Phillipsburg, Mo., yielded a two-foot-long marshmallow twist, an all-day sucker shaped like a daisy, and a three-foot-long gummi snake. That and a yellow-and-lavender sock monkey made me very popular with our 4-year-old niece. I love that Smurfette look she’s sporting in the second picture….
This next series of images is from one of the coolest animated neon signs on Route 66. Be sure to scroll all the way to the last stage:
I didn’t include my photos from our stay at the Wayside Motel in Marlborough, Mo., but I’ll probably post them later. The Wayside is a cute, historic motel with a really great location — directly across Route 66 from the stone gates that mark the old entrance to the late, great Coral Court Motel.
Hope your weekend was good.