Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Cabernet in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"

Saturday, August 28, 2010



First I want to thank my new and all followers for reading this blog as we get ready to start the full time life style.


It’s been another slow week here in KC as you can see by the pictures of the dogs.It’s been so hot even they don’t want to do anything.







They have a tough life around here, I know you feel sorry for them.


We have been learning (self taught) how to make silverware jewelry. Not as easy as it looks and when we get better I will post pictures.

We did get our picture taken at church about a month ago for the church directory. It’s amazing how good Angela makes me look.    

Kenny & Angela

Saturday was spent working on the house.



Installed a ceiling fan in a bedroom.


Installed a new door in the same room.

Now that's the kind of fun we have,that’s how we roll here in KC…

Guess who gets to paint the door? That would be Angela, I have to work tomorrow and she paints better then I do.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010



It has been so hot this summer in Kansas City even the ice cream man had a hard time……


Ice Cream



Saturday, August 21, 2010


This week we have enjoyed BLT’S with tomatoes Angela has grown from her garden. We like the bacon cooked in a cast iron skillet.But can’t use it on the glass top stove,so it’s cooked on the grill outside.

Also we cooked Jalapeno peppers stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped in bacon,those are cooked on the grill and boy are they good.. Can you say Zocor(Simvastatin)  

 K&A 007






Friday night we were invited to a surprise birthday party for a ex neighbor of ours. They had a nice buffet and it was good to see them and catch up with there life's.

They also own the sister to Annie our lab, we have planed a play date for them to see each other it’s been about a year. 



Saturday it was up early to go Parkville,Mo witch is about 3 miles from home. It was Parkville Days and it was going to be hot today so we wanted to get a early start.


This is what we found at 10am on main street people and cars every where.Guess everybody had the same idea to get our early.


A die hard fisherman sat alone fishing in the Missouri River and it was real hot and I didn't see him catch anything.



I looked like a drowned river rat and Annie was just dying to get in the water.I told her if she did she would end up in Saint Louis,because the river is moving pretty fast and has a strong current. I guess she could stop on the way down and see Sam and Riggs.   



A long with crafts and food tents there was the carnival with the games and rides.


As you leave the park and head backup main street you have to cross the BNSF rail road track, it’s a main line with a train about every 30 min. my brother in-law that just retired was the maintainer on the track here.

We had a good weekend hope you did to..


Sunday, August 15, 2010


I read a lot of blogs and it looks like everyone that's not in a mountain region is sweating it out this summer.

The weekend was pretty much a stay inside and soak up the A/C. We have gotten pretty spoiled over the years with the A/C.

Its not like growing up as a kid without  A/C what every did we do without it?

Saturday we went to the church I work for and had our employee  picnic and remembered what we did as kids when it was hot outside we found some water to play in..


Her mom was so proud of her!!! It took about an hour before  someone would claim her.



Sunday, August 8, 2010



Friday we took off to take Annie to a dog park in Shawnee ,Ks just over the Missouri state line.


First stop was for lunch in an old neighborhood of Kansas City,Ks called Turner. We stopped at Christy’s Tasty Queen witch has been there for more than 30 years.


This is where you go for the biggest tenderloin sandwich in town. The sandwich big enough to feed two people,its twice the size of the bun. You have to get it to go because they have no place to sit inside.Out back they have some picnic tables on the grass under the trees .


After lunch we headed out for the dog park. It was the first time we have been to this park and it was not what I expected.After you park you have to walk a mile down a trail to get to the water so she could swim.


The black dot in the water is Annie..

It was a nice beach area and had several dogs for her to swim and play with. Only thing is next time I will take my swim suit,it was a long hot walk coming and going.


Saturday we were up early and off to check out Wallace State Park it’s about one hour drive from home .


It has a small but real nice camp ground with a lot of shade. It has room for large rv’s there was a couple 40 foot rigs there.


This is a old school house and church.





Road inside the park .


Found these two hitch hiking.


We live here in Jesse James country,in one of are road trips we will visit with the James gang.

On the way home we stopped at Basswood Resort

It has a lot of history, but Saturday it was full and a mad house. I don’t think I could stay in a park with everything going on there and you need a shoe horn to park you rig. 

According to PEAK Magazine, “Basswood provides perhaps the most beautiful wooded lakefront setting in the Kansas City area.”

The property was named after the Basswood trees that grow there; and the access street, Interurban Road, is so named for the Interurban Railway that ran in its place from 1913 to 1933, linking Kansas City with St. Joseph to the north.

The spring-fed Lakes at Basswood were dug by horse lines in the early 1930s and the facilities functioned as a private fish hatchery from 1935 to 1945. Each lake was then stocked with a different type of fish.

In 1979, former owners, Don and Betty Soper (thinking that Basswood would be their retirement home), purchased the property, then run-down and overgrown. The Sopers, who had previously owned two motels and an RV park, decided that retirement was still a long way off.

Betty Soper, a history buff was excited about the idea transforming the property into a charming bed and breakfast inn, integrating the seclusion enjoyed by celebrities in days gone by with the Missouri friendliness that is appreciated by visitors today. On the other hand, Don Soper, quickly whittled out a large section of the estate for his own vision, that of a modern RV resort. They spent the next eight years restoring the lakes and 73 acres to the enchanting vacation spot it is today.

The result, according to PEAK, “is a sampler of the best of Missouri country life: authentic, truly comfortable, unpretentious, but with every modern convenience.”

Bing Crosby, highlighted at right, was a frequent visitor to Basswood. Also pictured is Charley “O” Finley (back row) with his wife to his left. Finley was the owner of the Kansas City A's (later the Oakland A's).