Phoebe's Birthday Book Tour, part 1, a photo diary

Tower Museum, eastern Colorado plains. They say you can see 6 states.

First time seeing a highway billboard for the shop we are headed to... Quilt Cottage Co in Hays, Kansas.

Quilt Cottage Co is a quilt shop with a beautiful yarn department.

Signing books for lovely Kansas knitters.

Phoebe Mouse, Phoebe Mermouse, and Freddie Platypus at their first event together.

"2nd Friendliest Yarn Store in the Universe"-- another yarn shop billboard in Kansas.

The Cozy Inn in Salina- we had burgers at this six-stool diner.

Kansas and Missouri were hot... we found a skate shop in Missouri with awesome Italian ice to keep us cool!

Hillcreek Yarn Shoppe in Columbia, Missouri.

Little Nora brought her Phoebe Mouse, knit by her sweet mom.

Signing more books for the friendly knitters in Missouri.

Driving east past the Gateway to the west in St. Louis.

Our happy road trippers.

A sleepy trio of travelers.

My first time to Niagara Falls!

What a view!

Maid of the Mist and gorgeous rainbows.

Stopping for ice cream in the Adirondack Mountains.

Ahhh... in the canoe at "Grandma and Grandpa's lake" in NY.

The first evening swim to the dock.

Throwing all of the rocks into the lake.

My cousin's wedding on July 4th, which was our Grandma's birthday.

Grandma is no longer with us, but her Mailbox was at the reception. Very sweet.

The best "Just Married" ride ever- on a parade float!

Oooo... ahhhh... fireworks over the lake.

Arrived in the Garden State-- on our way to the farm!
Stay tuned for part 2 of our adventures... coming soon.


  1. Wow looks like you all are having fun.

  2. What a wonderful cross-country trip! So glad the littles were able to tag along with you. Thanks for sharing with us.

    1. They are having a memorable trip, for certain! We are thankful they are such good travelers :)

  3. So fun- can't wait for our turn next week!

    1. We just sat down with the road atlas to plan the westward trip-- can't wait to see you!


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