Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
This is another plaque placed along the protected rails at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge. It is a reminder that we should enjoy today and each day. Whatever your hopes, dreams, or how bad the current situation might be, whether you are spending your time on a yatch or loading all your belongings on a beat up jalopy, even if all you have is a bus token, as long as you have a support system, people who really care about you and most importantly to me is my faith, I will enjoy today and be grateful for all the blessings in my life. How do you plan to enjoy today?
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
We saw the above sign displayed in front of a burned house across from Route 66 Park on North Broadway Street in Joliet, Illinois, during our trip last weekend. How creative to ask the question "Is America in distress?" using the burned house as a symbol of all the problems we have been experiencing from the economic/financial crisis, double-digit unemployment, federal deficits, non-existence immigration policy/borders controlled, the recent gulf spill, etc.
Do our politicians even care? The question should be, "How did these incompetent individuals get elected?". Because the people who voted for them were fooled by rhetorics that were full of empty promises, the audacity of hope and change by rubbing the magic lamp to make all the problems go away. The head clown, without any leadership skills or actual executive decision making experience, telling the people that he would put out the fire while pretending to carry an empty bucket of water. He then blames others who were trying to help while apologizing to the one who started the fire. Is America in distress? Honk if you agree!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Above photo was taken when we stopped at a rest area near Joliet, Illinois. Looking at the sunny blue sky we would not expect that a storm was waiting just down the road. Good thing my husband was driving because the rain was pouring down like a curtain of water. I felt as if we were driving thru a car wash! A lot of vehicles pulled over the side of the road or sought shelter under the bridge while those continued driving with 4-way flashers on at very slow page, about 30 mph, on the interstate!
Below photo of the legendary Chicago Blues Brothers was taken when we stopped by Polk-A-Dot Drive In in Braidwood. Benjamin joined in the act as he was feeling a bit blue!
We decided to seek overnight accomodation for Saturday night in Romeoville. The Blues Brothers and Betty Boop greeted us as we walked into a dinner called "That 50's Place". Sunday morning we got up real early to drive into downtown Chicago, spend about an hour and started driving back to St. Louis. It was a nice weekend trip on Route 66.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Well, there are only 8, not a dozen eggs in this photo because we already ate 4! I made cheese omelet for CP and mine with mushroom and green pepper. Did you know that there are tinted blue eggshell, in addition to the regular white or brown? When I was in Viet Nam, we visited my maternal grandparents during the summer. One morning I got up and decided that I should be helpful by collecting eggs for breakfast. Being city girl, I thought the eggs from the hens would produce the chicks and the roosters also produce eggs but no chicks! My cousins laughed so hard when I told them I was trying to get an egg from a rooster. What do you prefer, white or brown eggs?
Monday, June 07, 2010
In the above photo, the T-bird looks like a toy underneath the giant rocker. Saturday, August 7th will be the 3rd Annual Picture on the Rocker day. For $10, a person would be lifted up high in the bucket from a fire truck to have a picture taken sitting on the Rocker. The proceeds go to charities. We missed it last year because we were in Michigan to see Dan Bylsma in the Coast Guard Festival parade. I wonder if Goober is still invited to be in the parade since the Pens were eliminated in 2nd Round in the playoffs.
Below - A stack of chairs near the train station in downtown Kirkwood, Missouri.
Above photo was taken during our cruise on the day when we were at sea, it was early morning and I had nothing to do but taking candid photos while walking around the ship.
Sunday, June 06, 2010
On the wall at the Cemetery are the names of 3,724 American Missings who gave their lives in the military services ranging from North Africa to the Persian Gulf during World War II. Photo above showed headstones of final resting places of 2,841 American soldiers.