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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.


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Current Little Pleasures

Girls' weekend in Omaha with Maya and her friend.

Happy Buddha:  Sweet Orange and Cedar Shower Foam from RITUALS

Time for iced or blended peppermint mochas.

Shopping for little gifts for Maya's Japanese pen pal.  They were matched through their schools, and we're hoping she can stay with us for a few days this summer.

The flock of wild turkeys, foxes, and other assorted wildlife entertaining us this fall.

Thanksgiving plans to visit my sister.

Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas is back!

Current Little Pleasures

Christmas Keepsake Week, July 14-23, filled with Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel.

Sending Christmas (in July) cards with a Peace greeting to some of my favorite people.  Why not??

Scott Tube Free Toilet Paper--nothing to recycle.

Haagen-Dazs Coffee Ice Cream--always!

Baby Driver movie.

Seeing photos from my sisters and niece on Facebook during their Italy trip.  I can't imagine they will want to come back home!

What are your current little pleasures?