Hubby and I have returned to Juno Beach from Thanksgiving at my parent's house, Robards Mansion Bed and Breakfast in Hannibal, where we had a wonderful time. (Check them out at www.robardsmansion.com.) Even though I took my computer, and Verizon connection, evidently Hannibal is located in a black hole for internet so I wasn't able to blog while I was gone. We found other ways to keep busy though!
We did a little Christmas decorating outside.......
.....and some more inside. Maggie, the traveling dog, supervised.
Hubby hung some curtains in the 9-foot tall windows - while I supervised.
We even found time to visit a few antique stores where I found these irons with their detachable handle all for $15.00. (I'm so glad I don't have to really iron with them!) Midwest antique stores are great!
Left to right: Hubby Richard, Hayden and daddy Eric, and my own Dad, Leon.
Then there was time to watch my nephew Hayden, the newest member of the family, play while we waited for turkey.
Since I couldn't be with my own grandsons, it was nice to enjoy my sister's grandson!
Mom worked hard to make a delicious Thanksgiving dinner.
My nephew Jon, from Pella, Iowa, carved.
Then it was nap time - for everyone. It's not easy cleaning up after a toddler!
On our way to Hannibal we made time to do a little sightseeing so, later on, I'll be sharing pictures from the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and The Hermitage, President Andrew Jackson's home in Nashville. While we were there, we discovered a connection between Andrew Jackson and John Robards, the builder of my parent's home. More on that interesting discovery to come!!