Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Excelsior Mo, High Point Mo, Russellville Mo, Osage Bluff Mo

Today we went road tripping. One of our stops included Martin Harness shop in Excelsior. Here the farrier was putting new shoes on a customer's horse. Being Mennonite, I asked if I could take his picture. He said, "sure, I don't care". He told me he had been shoeing horses for about 12 years. The buggy this horse had pulled to the shop, was waiting outside. I think the ladies that bought it were across the street shopping.

We traveled about  2 miles down the road and came to this retaining wall of sweet potato plants. They were so pretty.

Across the street we stopped at Country Road surplus. The blacksmith found this great tote, brand new for $8.00. It's better than a rubbermaid container!

We then proceeded to High Point Mo. for a pick up. More on that in a minute.

We tried to stop at a Mennonite house that serves daily luncheons. Daily except on Wednesday! Today was Wednesday. So we headed down Rt C to Russellville, where we enjoyed a fine meal of golden piping hot fried chicken, served with real mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cole slaw and ice tea for $6 a plate at Steve's.

Arriving at  home we unloaded our new all solid oak dining room table. I can't wait for all the kids to come home. We will all fit around one table now. Those Mennonites build some beautiful oak furniture.

If only I had time to make a quilted table runner?


Flat Creek Farm said...

Beautiful table and chairs! You'll have a runner made in no time. You're such an energizer bunny... tell me your secrets! Love the pics from your day trip. Fun times! -Tammy

Sherri said...

What a gorgeous table and chair set!! Sounds like you had a great trip!

Kitts Gillilan said...

Did you get your table at Ramer Brothers?

Nancy said...

Beautiful Table! Maybe some placemats are in order...

I will have to put Steve's on the list to do when we move...which looks like October!

Val said...

Oh my goodness! Sounds so fun. And your table is gorgeous!

GerryART said...

Great that you both enjoyed your road trip.
Missouri is a wonderful state for road trips.

Zoey said...

Ohhhh, beautiufl oak table. I am sure you will eat many great family meals around it.

That retaining wall of sweet potato plants is going to look fabulous in a few weeks as the foliage grows down to the ground. What a neat idea for the planting.

camp and cottage living said...

This is my 1st visit here. I was raised in MO but married a Canadian so I'm now living in Ontario.
Are you anywhere near Osage Beach?
I used to pass through there years ago on my way to S. MO to my sis's.
I'll be back to visit again soon!
Love the new mousepad a couple of post back. Take care.

Deanna said...

Patti, we followed your footsteps today. But we didn't come home with anything nearly as nice as you did. We stopped at Top Stitch where I bought some much needed thread. I also bought a quilt in a day book for a Double Irish Chain quilt. We'll see if I ever get to it...

We drove by the ferrier shop, stopped at the Dutch Market for sandwiches and some bulk food items, then on to the surplus store because Jim couldn't be outdone by the blacksmith.

We also went to Kohls, Aldi's, WalMart and.... I think that is all.

I love your new dining room table! You are right, they do great work!

Stay cool!


Anonymous said...

That's one of Marvin's boys. I forget his name. Clare and...oh well that is the other son.
And I'm shocked we didn't bump into each other!
Nicole B.