Thursday, October 25, 2012

Just Good Trade displays

Just Good Trade is our niece Amy Kay’s Free Trade store in Jacksonville, Illinois.  We hopped up to see Amy Kay, Sebastian, Atticus and Dane after leaving the Hermann area.  It is only about a one and half hour drive.

Despite on and off drizzle rain, we helped with a couple projects for Amy Kay’s store.  One was to haul a door jam and door taken from a remodel project in a local church to the store.

If she would have asked me for suggestions to display the merchandise, probably the last thing I would have thought of would have been an old door.  But it fits very well with the used furniture she is using for her displays. 

photo (4)   Amy Kay and Atticus figuring a sale and Sebbie modeling a warm hat.

2012 10 Atticus

2012 10 Sebbie

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Peanut Butter and Pickle Sandwich

I can't believe someone else likes this combination!

This was one of my favorite sandwiches in my lunch pail while attending Acker School in the 1950's. I prefer dill pickles, the small circle dills most people put on hamburgers

Here is the link to the article about this delicious sandwich in the New York Times.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Daniel Boone Conservation Area

As I mentioned, the Conservation Area is a new find unbelievably near to the Hermann vineyards.  It was nearly dark and damp when we arrived Friday night.  But, what a surprise Saturday morning to wake up to brilliant fall colors all around us. 

IMG_1827 We enjoyed two nights parked in this spot.   Saturday night all our group came out and sat around the camp fire until 11:00. Thankfully, we were able to stream the KSU game or I am sure we would have lost a couple of people earlier.

This conservation area was originally donated a former Conservation Commissioner A.P. Greensfelder.  Later purchases brought the area to its current size of 3,520 acres.  There is a seven mile hiking trail and several fishing ponds. Deer hunters were plentiful so we didn’t explore—maybe another time.

Here we are enjoying a bottle.

IMG_1818  It is a good group—lots of laughs. 

A last minute side trip has us in Jacksonville, Illinois tonight. More on that tomorrow.