Highlights of the quick trip for Herb, Maya, and me.Going somewhere none of us had ever been before.Maya's first time to see Amish buggies on the road. Watching Maya and her dance group perform before a Branson show and at Silver Dollar City.The Duck, former military vehicle that goes on land and water, tour of Branson. Drove over the damn, plus went to the veterans' memorial at the top of the mountain. Maya and Herb had turns driving in the lake.Two Sisters Jewelry at Silver Dollar City.Fudge at The Hughes Brothers. The best maple nut fudge I've ever tasted!Osceola Cheese Factory on the drive home. Finally, a decent postcard selection. I couldn't find many in Branson, surprisingly.Drive-through tour of downtown Kansas City.
Letters and cards to Sherri Kay in Wisconsin, Jenn in Texas, Tami in Oregon, and Wanda in Canada.Cards to my nephew in Iowa and Sue in North Carolina.Postcards to Claudia in California, Shon in Nebraska, Keli in Nebraska, Jenn in Texas, Joel in Arizona, Becky in Oregon, Ann in Pennsylvania, Kym in Colorado, Sue in North Carolina, Claudia in California, and Shane in Kansas.
Reader, I Married Him: Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre edited by Tracy Chevalier (2016). Short stories by authors like Esther Freud, Tessa Hadley, Joanna Briscoe, and Lionel Shriver. Not nearly as dazzling as Charlotte Bronte's original Jane Eyre, the stories are still varied in tone and style.
The One by Kiera Cass (2015). Highly recommended by Maya, who read this book in one afternoon. Third book in the Selection series. Love story and fantasy wrapped together with a strong, young heroine named America.
You Already Know: Twelve Erotic Stories by Charlotte Stein (2016). Stories previously published in various collections. My favorite is the first story, though there's likely something for every romance reader in this collection. Stein remains one of my all-time favorite authors.
The Shining Mountain by Peter Boardman (1979). Boardman's account of his 1976 climb of India's Changabang with Joe Tasker. Winner of the 1979 John Llewelyn Rhys Prize. Particularly bit…