Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thanksgiving in Hannibal, Missouri

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!!


  1. That was a great time had by all!!! A beautiful place too!!!
    Candy, thanks for your visit!!!

  2. See, I knew you would have to do some decorating this Christmas...if not my tree, another!!

  3. Sooooo love seeing the mansion decorated for Christmas! (What I'd really like, though, are some shutters like the ones in the window where Richard is hanging curtains...)
    So glad you had a good Thanksgiving with the 'rents!

  4. Oh, I'm so glad you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving and you have a very happy smiling family :)
    Your mom and dad's B&B is so pretty and you helped start getting it ready for Christmas! :)
    Thanks so much for your sweet remarks about my tree.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. It's always nice to spend the holidays with family which is still what I am doing now. Looks like you had a great time in that beautiful house!

  6. Oh, wow, I just sent one of my Christmas cards to Juno Beach, my dad's cousins. They have an RV at 900 Juno Ocean Walk! How funny, I wouldn't have even put that together! The world is so small.

    I just adore the Mansion. It is so beautiful. That would be so fun to go and stay there. Glad you had a wonderful time.

  7. Hi Candy!
    That looks like an ideal Thanksgiving! Right out of Norman Rockwell *winks* I LOVE your parents house! What a dream for me! And your mama looks so sweet working in the kitchen. Vanna