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Our Vacation - Day 3

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

8:00am For breakfast, I had 4 oz light yogurt blueberry, 1/2 cinnamon roll, 1 sausage patty and cheese omelette.

10:00am Left Holiday Inn for Mississippi River.

11:00am Went on board Mark Twain Riverboat for the one hour ride. Boat ride was good except for horn as we were seated just in front of it! Daughter got to take a picture with the Captain.

1:00pm Went to explore Mark Twain Cave. Next tour at 1:30pm. Cave temperature is 52F. It was cold as I only had tank top and shorts on!

2:45pm Lunch at Riverview Cafe, Sawyer's Creek. I had grilled shrimp, rice pilaf and salad.

4:46pm Depart from Hannibal, Missouri. Crossed the Des Moines River into Keokuk, Iowa. Travelled to Burlington, Iowa and crossed the Mississippi River one more time into Illinois.

9:30pm Stop for dinner at Burger King, Peru, IL. Had a hurried dinner as they are closing at 10:00pm. Had grilled honey mustard chicken wrap and a side of Garden Salad that was not fresh!

11:50pm Arrived home.

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PATRICIAANN46 8/16/2012 10:08PM

  I am so glad that you had such a great trip with your family. Some of my favorite memories are of the trips we took with our boys.

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FATHINSN 8/15/2012 11:59PM

    Looks like a great vacation day, it's like tracking those places in the book!

Note to myself: When exploring caves, make sure to have a jacket, hehe.

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LANAHAUTH21 8/15/2012 11:16PM

  I have always wanted to go there. Thanks for sharing.

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ROSE_50CA 8/15/2012 11:16PM

    Looks like you are having a Great Time.
Good for you.
Take lots of pictures.
Rose emoticon

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Our Vacation - Day 2

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

8:00am For breakfast, I had 4 oz light yogurt strawberry banana, 1 biscuit & gravy, 1/2 croissant with 2 tsp whipped butter.

10:30am Left Hampton Inn & Suites, Glen Carbon, IL for The St Louis Arch, St Louis, Missouri. It is an amazing structure! A lot of walking and picture taking. Had pork shish kabob for lunch by the Mississippi River. After lunch, more walk and took more pictures.

Inside the Arch at the highest point.

Inside the tram going down.

Had lunch here by the Mississippi River

The St Louis Arch

3:30pm Leave St Louis, MO for Hannibal, MO. Crossed the Missouri River.

5:30pm Arrive at Holiday Inn, Hannibal, MO. Relax a little and went to TJ's Supper Club for a delicious dinner. I had grilled salmon with dirty rice, vegetable beef soup and fruit cup. Return to hotel and rest a little before hubby and daughter went to the pool. I went on the treadmill for 30 minutes.

My dinner at TJ's Supper Club

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PATRICIAANN46 8/16/2012 10:03PM

  You are doing such a good job of eating healthy and walking on the treadmill. emoticon

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Q8PRINCESS 8/15/2012 10:37PM

    Dinner looks good

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Our Vacation - Day 1

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012

5:00am Woke up, have breakfast and packed bags.

7:30am Depart from house to attend family reunion at Griggsville, Illinois. It is about five hours drive.

9:30am Stop by McDonald's to use restroom because daughter wants Egg Mcmuffin and hubby wanted breakfast burritos. I did not order anything but they gave us an extra egg Mcmuffin. I ate half of it.

12:00pm Arrive at Griggsville, IL Park where the family reunion was held. My hubby's family is big. My father-in-law has 9 brothers and 3 sisters and my mother-in-law has 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Naturally, not everyone can make it but still it was a big turn out! I did not overeat and I am proud of that.

4:00pm Left Griggsville, IL for Glen Carbon, IL.

6:23pm Arrive at Hampton Inn & Suites, Glen Carbon, IL. Yahoo maps was incorrect, we were lost, driving around for about 30 minutes. Hubby and daughter went to the swimming pool. I went on the treadmill for 30 minutes. Pick up Wendy's for dinner. I had Grilled Chicken Go Wrap. We caught the very end of Olympics Closing in the hotel room.

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PATRICIAANN46 8/16/2012 10:00PM

  Sounds like a great day......... emoticon

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Q8PRINCESS 8/15/2012 10:36PM

    Sounds great

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Another beautiful day!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Woke up to another beautiful day! High temp 77F. Kind of taking it easy in the morning. Spent more than half a day looking up hotels for our upcoming trip. Will let everyone know details later.

We got our groceries done. Had to go to Woodman's and Hilander today. Got my 30 minute walk in. Having dinner now. I will be busy again after dinner preparing a dish for my hubby's family annual reunion potluck tomorrow. It is about five hours drive one way. More details later.

Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend!

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FATHINSN 8/13/2012 12:14AM

    It was a wonderful weekend for me, too :D

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PATRICIAANN46 8/12/2012 9:11PM

  I hope you had a wonderful time......... emoticon

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Q8PRINCESS 8/11/2012 10:25PM

    Sounds like a great day.

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READE2MOVE2012 8/11/2012 9:17PM

  Isn't fun to plan a trip hope it is relaxing

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EDELWEISS33 8/11/2012 9:14PM

    Famy time is fun time! Make the most of that reunion!

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What a beautiful day!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Today's high temperature 75F. The sun is out and there was a nice breeze. So beautiful! We had rain the past two days. That is why we are having cooler temps. Wish it is like that everyday.

Went for my nail appointment at 10:30am. Done before noon. My daughter said, "Mom, it's such a beautiful day, do you want to go for a walk?" She likes to ride her bicycle whilst I walk. I had my 30 minute walk.

Took her to Peak Sports Club for her Tae Kwon Do class. I went on the treadmill for 30 minutes. Made a new friend at Peak today. Her name is Susan and she is from Hong Kong. I went to the game room looking for my daughter and she was playing ping pong (table tennis) with her. Naturally, we were conversing in Cantonese (my Chinese dialect.)

Had to go clean up the kitchen and get a shower. I am so tired again. Probably, my thyroid hormone is the culprit now. I think I am going to sleep good tonight because I did not last night.

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PATRICIAANN46 8/11/2012 3:46PM

After all of the heat and humidity we have had this summer. the past couple of days have felt even more wonderful. This is what summer should be like. I am glad that you are enjoying it and also glad to hear that you are able to work out on the treadmill again.
Have a good night's sleep tonight and a great Sunday.

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VICTORY2XS 8/10/2012 10:22PM

    i am glad you enjoyed a beautiful day. Hope you feel better soon.

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NORWOODGIRL 8/10/2012 10:21PM

    Sounds like you had a very satisfactory day! Enjoy your sleep tonight. You've earned it.

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Q8PRINCESS 8/10/2012 10:20PM

    Sounds like a great day!

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SMOKYBLUE1 8/10/2012 10:19PM


emoticon you had a good day. Its always nice when temps drop down to a comfortable degree.

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