Saturday, October 4, 2008

Visiting Our Son


It's time to visit our son. He's moved to Illinois to pursue a Masters degree, and just started this semester. We drove up for a day. On the way we drove through Hannibal, Mo to cross the Mississippi and got to see the steamer up close and watch it depart. Huge ship! Never seen one like it. I love road trips. Never know what you'll see, if you just look around and not be in such a hurry. On the way home we, unfortunately, drove through Kansas City when NASCAR races were letting out. You could see the race car personalities coming out in their driving habits. No accidents, just testosterone being exhibited.

10 comments:

Quilt Knit said...

John! you have to take a cruise on the River Boat!
Now, there is a trip.

Sherrie Roberts

Anonymous said...

Ecxellent job in writing and drawing---! Jill M

Scrappy Cat said...

What a great journal page! You know, my son's name is Brian too, and he also just left for grad school - to U of Minnesota. I'm anxious to go up for a visit.

Margaret Ann said...

An excellent diversified Journal spread....Loved the paddle boat...Hannibal is a really interesting place...I empathize with you regarding the traffic too...We have a huge raceway in the southwest valley...crazy crazy drivers! So glad you enjoyed your trip and recorded if for us all to see!

Laurie said...

I love reading your sketch journal pages! Thanks for sharing them here.


Nice river boat!

kazumiwannabe said...

Your journal pages are always great, love the way you presetn the drawings. And the river boat is too cool!

Gerry said...

Hey John the traveling man. Cool stuff with your journaling. You seem to find a great adventures and happy trails. Cheers!

Lisalou said...

I must say it again...I just love your journaling style!
Lisa

vickylw said...

LOVE your riverboat!
The turnpike entrance from KC looked so much nicer (emptier) yesterday as I drove home from Excelsior Springs, MO. What rotten timing to hit KC when you did.

purplepaint said...

Oh you did an awesome job on the boat!!! Your journaling is just wonderful and your sketches are so inspiring! I've really got to start adding some color to my sketches. Marva