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).


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


Mississippi River




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


Bridge crossing the Mississippi connecting Missouri and Illinois

IMG_2654On the RiverboatMugs from Garth Mansion

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!


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 The Artful Maven said...

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

Words and Pictures 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!

Anonymous 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.