It's turning into a really hot summer here in Texas and I'm counting down the days until my Smoky Mountain vacation. In the meantime, my family took a quick weekend getaway to visit Grandma in NE Oklahoma and we added a few side attractions along the way. We took the H.E. Bailey turnpike to Oklahoma City and veered off onto Route 66.
If you're in Arcadia, Oklahoma be sure to make a stop at POPs Gas Station! It's really cool with a resturant and every flavor of soda you can possibly imagine IN A BOTTLE!
Now here's a whale of a tale - what would you think if one evening, your husband turned to you and said, "Hun, for our anniversary I'm goin' to build you an 80 foot whale out in our pond." That's just what Hugh Davis did, in Catoosa, Oklahoma. The whale was built in 1970 and my husband remembers his Grandma took him there to go swimming after it opened. Pretty cool - pretty crazy!
Just an hour across the border we found the Wilderness Drive-Thru Safari! This is a must see for the entire family, young and old. I'll admit I was there for the Kangaroo petting zoo, but fell in love with all of the baby animals.
I actually played with a lion cub and got in a cage with a monkey! Look closely, the girls a petting a Mommy kangaroo with a joey in her pouch. What's really amazing is the slightest move of Mommy and little joey disappears deep into the pouch in a flash.
This is Blake - a 3 month old baboon. Blake is my new best friend and we bonded very closely while grooming each other. He's such a sweetheart.
The only thing I love more than quilting, is spending time with my family. This was an amazing trip and the girls will not soon forget the special things we all were able to do together as a family.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Friday June 19th, from 4pm to 7pm.
The Mainstreet Madness Block Party is a club program we offer on the 3rd Friday of each month between 4pm and 7pm. The initial cost is $5.00 for your first block. Bring your completed block to the store during the following month's mixer and we'll give you the next block for free. You must be present to receive the free block. Limit 1 free block per person. Additional blocks may be purchased for $5.00. If you missed a month, you may buy back into the club for $5.00 (past blocks are subject to availability).
Posted by Kimberly Jackson at 7:49 PM
Monday, June 15, 2009
This past weekend Mark and I set up shop at the Abilene quilt show. If you haven't been, you should consider making the short 3 hour drive with a group of friends next year. Those West Texans put on a really nice show. We had record high temperatures, but inside the Civic Center was nice and chilly. This was the last quilt show on our calendar for the summer and now we start focusing on our own "Friendship Display of Quilts", which is coming up on Saturday October 3rd. We are raising money for Burkburnett Meals On Wheels and Grace Ministry Food Bank and we need your help! If you would consider donating a few hours of your time, please call or email me. We plan to schedule our first volunteer meeting within the next few weeks. Every helping hand is greatly appreciated and it helps a worthy cause.
Thank you. ~ Kimberly
Posted by Kimberly Jackson at 11:04 AM