Tuesday, July 18, 2006

On Vacation

Well, we are in Columbia, Missouri on vacation and having a great time. We are staying at my friends' Bed and Breakfast and each day we get to spend time with both my friends Brian and Kathy and Denis' friends David and Jean. I knew Brian from the singles group in the church I attended in Portland. He and his wife bought this B and B December of last year and moved halfway across the country. In the same town lives Denis' best friend from high school and his family. Such a wonderful twist for us to wind up with two couples to visit in the same town!

Our plane arrived in St. Louis at 11 PM and we drove our rental car to arrive here at 2 AM. The next morning I attended church with Brian and Kathy and in the afternoon we met up with David and Jean. So far we have enjoyed delicious coffee twice at The Artisan twice. In the evenings, David and Denis play guitar together and they sound really good. They learned to play together just after high school and its a rare treat for them to get to jam together. This evening, we had a big jam session, Brian is learning the banjo, Jean played fiddle, Denis and David on guitar and I hammered on a drum. Afterwards, we went to dinner at the Flat Branch Brewery.

So, we're having a great time. The weather is hot and a bit muggy, so we are indoors mostly, but that doesn't hinder visiting with old friends! Sorry no pictures. Denis brought his digital camera but left the memory card at home. I will have to wait till I get my film developed before I can upload anything.

7 comments:

Priscilla said...

It all sounds good! Never been to Missouri. I always thought it would be cool to run a Bed and Breakfast. I like the bed in the mauve room.

Martha said...

Have you seen the Gateway Arch? We drove home from Denver Co three years ago and made sure to pass through St Louis just so the kids could see it. It wasn't out of the way at all, just a different route than we had driven out to Colorado. I guess I wouldn't have gone out of my way, come to think of it, but they all thought it was cool just the same.

Rachel said...

Sound fun! I've never been to a bed and breakfast. My husbands Aunt owns one in Toronto, Canada and invited us when we got married, but we never made it. The ones I've seen are so nice and homey looking.

Tracy said...

We stayed in the Peach room for three nights and then the blue room for one night. This weekend, they are fully booked so we are shifting over to our other friends' house. We leave Columbia on Sunday and drive to Ohio with my brother and family.

I have been to the gateway arch before. I was 11 years old and was with my family. I remember being impressed with the elevator ride up to the top.

Martha said...

We just drove past, but the kids thought it was cool just the same.

Brian said...

We really enjoyed your visit Tracy and Denis. Please come back soon. Thanks for putting us on your blog.
Brian & Kathy Slind

Tracy said...

Bri, You will get another plug when I get my pictures developed and can post your photo. :o)