Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Kansas - Part II

(Jan) We stayed at Leavenworth County State Fishing Lake for 4 nights. My sister, Linda and brother-in-law, Richard came out to visit one evening plus it was a great place for walking in between visits to family.
Linda and I had a lot of fun cooking & sharing recipes together. We had a great time getting to visit at a leisurely pace. The four of us had several lively games of Mexican Train plus walks down to their pond and breakfast out with their neighbors. Thursday evening nephew Chad and his kids got to join us for supper. That evening there was some pretty rough weather; tornado warnings and flat line winds. We were playing dominoes and Jeff and Tracy and kids popped in. They had been at Nick and Maggie's basketball games somewhere in Kansas City and had to leave the building! There were windows blown out down at the Legends shopping area 5-7 miles away and a barn whipped apart a few miles north. We were parked near Jeff & Tracey's horse barn that night and the trailer was rocking in the wind as the heavy rain came down somewhere around 2:00 A.M.
Friday evening we attended the rehearsal supper at The Carousel in downtown Leavenworth. It's the charming home of three assembled carousels that were built in the earlier 1900's several blocks from there. Chad and Megan had one of the carousels available for an hour for us. The kids, of all ages, had a ball riding the beautifully restored horses.

May 3 was Wedding Day for Chad and his beautiful bride Megan. The ceremony was very touching and the reception was great. The picture at left is my brother, Glen, myself and my sister, Linda chatting after dinner. It was fun getting to see all of the nieces and nephews and their kids all dressed up and having a good time.
The photographer below, of course, is Chuck!
On Sunday we had a family dinner at Tracey and Jeff's to close out a wonderful week. We said good-bye to Linda on Monday morning and headed north.

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