|Big Bend (c) Horst Kelly photographer|
Last year closed with a trip to Big Bend National Park...one of my favorites, and the opportunity to try true “Boondocking” and also the pleasure of meeting Barney...the Full-Timer of the Blog OFM...
|Big Bend (c)Horst Kelly photographer|
|Big Bend Sunrise (c)Horst Kelly Photographer|
|Waring General store (c)Horst Kelly photographer|
|St. Stanislaus Catholic Church (c)Horst Kelly photographer|
In April came a trip north through “Tornado Alley”...Destination Kansas City, Mo...it was cold, but so was the rest of the Country...did have time to go out with one of the Twins to places like “Loose Park”, Neighborhood called Brookside with its Old Homes, and eclectic stores and pubs....where we managed to chow now and have a Bloody Mary...or 3....
|Daughter(c)Horst Kelly Photographer|
Also made time to take a photo trip to the Local Zoo....get together with my BIL’s brother and wife who have a Bus conversion and go with Daughter downtown to an old Industrial area now converted into Lofts, pubs and music venues....a younger generation event...but a nice evening with a couple that she is friends with....chowed down with Sushi and Japanese Beer....
Stopped to visit a historical site that was called New Santa Fe.... a village that sits on the state line (Kansas and Missouri)..
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Still made time for “Chores” around FIL’s home....and then it was back on l-35 heading south to Texas.
|KC Zoo(c)Horst Kelly Photographer|
|KC Zoo(c)Horst Kelly Photographer|
|Painted Church Schulenbury, Tx (c)Horst KellyPhotographer|
|Painted Church Schulenburg Tx (c)Horst Kelly Photographer|
In June came the Grand Opi adventure with my two Grandsons from Charleston SC.....and what a fun experience it was...camping across half of the USA and back, seeing old forts, pure white beaches, Alligators, Dinosaurs, Johnson Space Center, miniature golf, Go-karting, swimming, hiking, watching Barges travel up the Mississippi, visiting the like of Vicksburg, Ft Pickens, The Alamo, Ft. McAllister, watching sea Turtles, Trips to two Zoos, A day at the Wildlife Center, Theme parks with water slides, rock climbing, parachute drop, arcade games....and the list of Activities goes on...the time pasted so fast....
|The Trip Begins|
|2 future Astronauts|
|Smores and more|
|Splash town Fun|
|How Far do we Drop Down.....Opi...HELP|
|A History Lesson|
|A Blue Angle|
|Another....Blue Angle in the Making|
|The River Ride at The Riverwalk|
|Awww...to be Young Again|
|Happy Campers...A Navy Family|
|OK...enough Photos Opi|
|The Boys of Summer|
Two months of pure unadulterated fun....a once in a lifetime experience for me.....one I will never forget...I recommend that it goes on every “Opi and Omi’s” Bucket list!!
October we took a quick trip to Wimberley and Salt Lick Texas for some of the best BBQ found anywhere ...and November we again got on l-35 for a Thanksgiving trip to KC...to be cut short by approaching storms which made us “hi-tail” it back to Texas...Christmas found us having us enjoy some downtime...and here it is New Years Eve.....spent in reflection....and a glass of Brandy or two...
|Salt Lick.....it Can't Be beat...so go eat|
|I Love Liquid Samples|
This retirement life is not bad.....no schedules, obligations or commitments...ok a Doctors appointment or so, minor surgery here or there, getting more medications for the cholesterol problem..though they keep changing what the high numbers are...so you finally say...Bring on a Rack of Ribs and another Guinness Beer please....and at the end of it all, you witness another Sunrise for a Brand New Year...Life is GOOD!!
|Another Sunrise to another New Year of Adventures|
I have no idea what the coming year will bring...other than I want to continue having new Adventures and meeting folks with like interests....I thank all of you that have taken the time to stop by now and again and also those that took the time to leave comments....I wish for you a New Year filled with only Special Moments....Horst sends