Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Our Missouri Adventures!

Our trip started out almost not happening at all. We almost missed our plane! We literally had to run through the airport and we were the last to board. When got off in Springfield we got a good look at the plane and this is what we saw! The plane was decorated courtesy of the Blue Man Group!






Rob found Prairie State Park. It is located almost at the Kansas state line. This is one of the last natural tall grass prairie's left. I could image pioneers traveling across the great plains through miles and miles of prairie like this.











I love old buildings and my poor family has to indulge my stopping and photographing old barns, houses, and interesting buildings. This one was in Kansas. Rob and I took a "peek" inside. (OK, Rob hopped the fence and went inside, it's a surveyor thing!) It looked like this once was a school and also a church. It is so sad it is in this condition.


This is in Independence, Missouri. The Oregon Trail started here. You could actually see "ruts" left by the wagon wheels!


"Southern Geek" on the Prairie!






We had an incredible opportunity to actually go on the Whiteman Air Force Base in Knob Noster, Missouri. This is where the B-2 Bombers (also known as the Stealth Bomber) are located. We were escorted by a chaplain who took us around the base and even in the control tower. My boys (all 3 of them) were pretty impressed!















4 comments:

Bonnie said...

What a great trip! We missed going with y'all, too! Danny says it looks like Rob (or someone) did the "surveyor thing" at the buffalo field, too! There doesn't seem to be anything between them and the photographer!

We love those old buildings, too. In fact, we would rather go see old buildings than just about anything on a trip.

So glad Rob got to go with you this year. I know that will be a special memory for the boys. Thanks for including us on your adventures!

Mrs. Frodge

THE STRICKLEN FAMILY said...

So glad you all had such a nice time. I love those old buildings as well. That church was just lovely. Wouldn't you love to just blink it on to your property and renovate it?
That was neat how you were able to get an escorted tour at the Air Force Base.

Molly

The Miller Family said...

It looks like y'all had a wonderful time! I'm sure the Stevens boys were in heaven at the air force base.

The picture of the old church was great. So was the buffalo (oops! bison) picture.

God bless and come see us the next time you're in Missouri!

The Millers

The Dischers said...

Great variety of sightseeing pictures! How neat to see Bison! Wow.

I too think it's sad when old churches are run down like this. They hold so many memories...

Wagon wheel ruts? Amazing! Glad you all could really enjoy the time as a family!

Love,
Beth
for the Dischers