Wednesday, November 21, 2018

30 Days of Thanksgiving - Day 21 - The Opportunity To Spend Time With Our DD and SIL

Today I am thankful for the opportunity to spend some special time with our youngest daughter, Amanda, and son-in-law, Phillip.

John and I drove to Kansas City early this morning and, after unloading our stuff, we headed out with Amanda to do a little sight-seeing.

Our first stop was Wallace State Park. Amanda and I both work for Missouri State Parks (me at Prairie and her at Watkins Woolen Mill) so we both "collect" them. She had visited Wallace before, but it was a new one for me, and it was beautiful!

Wallace State Park - Cameron, Missouri
On the way to St. Joseph we passed a HUGE wind farm! It was amazing! 😲

Wind Farm on 36 Highway
Our first stop in St.Joe was the house in which Jesse James lived and was killed. 

The Jesse James Home in St. Joseph, Missouri
The Spot Where Jesse Was Killed
The Jesse James home is located on the grounds of the Patee House Museum, so we toured it as well. 

Patee House Museum and Pony Express Headquarters
Pony Express National Historic Trail
The Patee House Museum
Amanda and I had both been there before (for me the last visit was about 35 years ago when my mom and I took my grandpa and my oldest daughter, who was just a baby at the time, up for a day trip; for Amanda it was more recently), but it was the first time for John and he was amazed by the the wealth of amazing exhibits, including the engine an a couple of train cars from the Hannibal-St.Joseph railroad and the original Pony Express Office Headquarters.

The Hannibal-St. Joseph Railroad Train Cars
The Pony Express Headquarters
After the Patee House we visited the spot where the Jesse James house originally sat before being moved.

The Monument That Marks The Location of Where the Jesse
James Home Was Originally Located in St. Joe, MO
After that we headed back to Amanda's to pick up our son-in-law and head to the Texas Roadhouse for dinner. It was our first time there and the food was amazing!

The Texas Roadhouse in Liberty, Missouri
John, Me, Amanda, and Phillip Waiting to Be Seated For Dinner
It's been a great day and, now, we're ready for sleep.

Until next time,
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