Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Vacation From the Flock!

In September we were able to find appropriate pet sitters to care for our hens, horses, and dogs, so we set off for a weekend away from it all - to visit one of my sons families in Illinois.  My granddaughter, his oldest child, was awarded the lead in "Oz" - her first Community Theater play, which would run for 3 days.  We would be in attendance for the 2nd evening.  I was really "geeked"!
Hubbs and I were so proud of our little "Dorothy" - she remembered her lines, acted with enthusiasm, and sang her solo songs wonderfully!  How happy we were to be in attendance that evening!
We were also able to make a stop in Iowa at "Antiques Archaeology", where portions of American Pickers is filmed.  Their shop is small, but packed with many of the items that were "picked" during the filming on various property locations.  We noticed the Laurel and Hardy rubber heads that we had seen on one episode.  How cool is that!
 I was glad to have my camera along for a few photo ops to help us remember the time spent there, and also in a small dutch town of Fulton, Illinois, where the Hubbs (right) and my son (left) posed for another great shot - -
We toured the windmill, that was built in the Netherlands and transported to Fulton several years ago.  It's now a "working" windmill where grains are ground and the flour is sold to local residents.
So fun to visit the areas where I used to live in the late '80's until 2000, and to see how much (and how LITTLE) things have changed in the small towns that I frequented so long ago.  And so nice to come back to our hens and other critters - and back to the same-ness of daily chores!

the ChickenWrangler


Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a fun trip! I'm sure your hens were happy to see you when you came home.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

We were at Fulton a few years ago, and enjoyed our time there as well.
Great pics..you silly kids!

Carol............. said...

Judging form the pictures a and reading your post it looks like you guys had a ball!

Yes, when one has lots of animals to care for it can be tough to get away......

Chatty Crone said...

I know you and hubs are thrilled at Dorothy! She did a great job and she is so pretty.

And the rest of the trip looked like fun too. Glad you got to spend some time with your son and his family.


Kim said...

That sounds like so much fun. I'm sure you were the loudest clappers at the play.
I would love to poke around at the antique place. So glad you got away and had a nice time.

Angela said...

How in the world did I miss this post! I've been so busy lately that I didn't even see it. I was just clicking on blogs to see if any have new posts and found this one.

Love seeing that precious grand daughter of yours playing Dorothy! How wonderful it was that you two got to go and visit her and see her in the play!

Neat pictures girl!