Kansas City and Good Tidings

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” Isaiah 52:7
My trip to Texas and then home again, meant I would arrive home on a Tuesday then Fly from Chicago to Kansas City on Wednesday. I did some googling and found that if going home by way of Kansas City (from TX) we would only add an extra 2 hours to the trip for Bryan to drive home. With that information, I approached Heartfelt about allowing me the opportunity to be dropped off on Tuesday morning in Kansas City,  to have almost two days as down time. They agreed. 
I actually know quite a bit about Kansas City as  Archie and I spent a lot of time there when we took our Route 66 25th anniversary trip. We went on a bbq tour, walked the city, took a detailed bus tour (you do NOT want to know the history behind all of the cement in the city), and took in the bullet holes on the exterior wall of the Union Station from the shoot out between federal officers and “Jelly” Nash’s boys.
We also took what was supposed to be a two day kayak trip but due to a guide with a broken arm, one day adventure. We kayaked on an unspecified river where a bald eagle soared over head, experienced mild white water (Archie DID NOT enjoy that part), awed at water that was crystal clear so we paused to watch the fish swim beneath us, and paddled  between soaring rocky cliffs.
That day I will never forget. 
Before we left the saucy city we stopped again at our favorite coffee spot, the Roasterie, with an actual plane mounted atop the building as if in the midst of take off. Archie purchased coffee bbq rub to take home. Ahhhh…good memories.

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Carved in Stone

Galatians 2:20“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.”
I am on the way to Collinsville, IL, but am tired because I was only home for three days (and working each day) between shows. I work this weekend and then will have a weekend at home, my first in four weeks–or is it five??? My traveling buddy’s name is Bryan. Heartfelt Creations is actually the second place Bryan and I have worked together. I remember when he started as a clean up “kid” at Dutch Maid Bakery, with bushy hair in a ponytail. He “graduated” to donut cutter/fryer and baker’s assistant and you could always count on him to show up for work. Now he is Assistant Shipping Supervisor at Heartfelt Creations. I remember the day after his first date with his beloved fiance, when he was still working at Dutch Maid, and now he is getting married in just over a month–not a kid anymore . I enjoy working with Bryan as he is the exact age that Archie and I’s eldest child would have been.

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