Tuesday, August 10, 2010

More Vacation Pictures and Info

I did come back in less than a month, more than a week, but less than a month.

While we were at the Vietnam wall visiting and looking for names of individuals that we knew, there were several people mourning at the wall.  It was so sad to see this.   After all of the time that has passed, people still mourn there. This was the most solemn of all of the memorials and there was just an air about it.  It gives you the shivers to be there.  There were others that left notes, flowers and gifts.  All of these items are gathered up and never thrown away.  They are kept.  I would like to see the area where these items are kept.

Here are a few more photos of various places.  I will try and not bore you.

During the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, we were asked to be quiet and turn off all cell phones and this was to honor and respect those that were entombed here. This was a very moving ceremony.  It was so hot during this ceremony, I felt sorry for the guards in their wool uniforms.

We didn’t know that our church had planned to place a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier.  When they announced who it was from, I about fell over. It was such an honor to be there that day to see this happen.

We had lunch at Grand Central Station and that is the most beautiful place.  There were wedding pictures being taken when we were there.  The chandeliers are out of this world.  We had a great lunch too but boy the prices were not so beautiful.  My husband had 2 enchiladas and it was $20.00. They were good though.

I must say, the Canadian side is much more beautiful than the American side.  I think everyone that I spoke with said the same thing.  There is a magical feeling to the Canadian side.

We went to the Studebaker Museum in South Bend, Indiana. This was a really interesting place to visit.

On a lighter note, on the way home, it was decided we would have a legs contest that was with the guys.  Here they are posing.

We had one gentleman who refused to wear shorts so this is what he came up with.

Needless to say, he was the talk of the town.  He wore that all day long and everywhere we stopped people had something to say.  Some people thought he was a rodeo barrel clown, some thought he was our mascot and I won’t tell you what others thought he was.  He was a good sport about it.

This is a great way to take a trip and I would recommend it for anyone.  I normally do all of the driving when we go places and this is so much better and you meet so many wonderful people.

I hope you enjoyed the quickie version of our vacation.  It is a once in a lifetime trip for us and I hope that someday many of you can do this.  I know there are some reading this that probably live there and see this everyday.

Y’all have a great week and I’ll be back.



Thursday, August 5, 2010

We Had a Great Vacation

We were gone 11 days.  We were with 56 people on a motor coach.  We knew some of the people so that made it more fun.  We were picked up in Joplin, MO and from there we went to Church Hill Downs in Louisville, KY, Washington DC, New York City, Niagara Falls and the Amish Country in Indiana.

We ate so much.  My hubby just lost 105 lbs and he was hesitant to eat but he got into the groove with the rest of us.  He lost his weight on his own, changing his eating habits and lots of exercise, no doctors involved.  He has done great.

Back to our trip.  I will show you pictures and then in another blog, explain what we did in all of the areas.

This is just a few of the photos.  I will show you more later, I promise, not a month later.  I have been to NYC before but did not get to see a lot of the sights that I got to see this time.  I had never been at the other places we visited.  I am sure a lot of you have seen these things but to us, it was great.

Thank you to all of those who read my blog.  I know I have lost some readers because I don’t post as much as I use to.  Life gets in the way but I am thankful to have a job, a family and a home to keep me busy.

Everyone have a great weekend

Blessings ♥