Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Saturday Centus - Having it All


The Big Blue Whale, Route 66, Catoosa, Oklahoma
Who said Smiling Big Blue Whales don't exist?

Anything is possible!

Saturday Centus, WAIT! THERE'S MORE! is our prompt for today, any style writing, any photos and 103 words!

Okay, our family vacation fund was depleted.  All the neighbors were gone to exciting places.  I felt so bad for our sad little crew.  Until  I found this little letter to my mother.

Dear Grandma!
You'll just never believe what I have to tell you!

Believing is Having.
Wigwam Motel on Route 66, Holbrook, Arizona. 

Joey, Bobby and I wished very hard to go camping!  Okay not here.  Daddy put up a tent in the backyard and made a camp-fire too!  Then he and mommy ran around (we acted surprised) like bears outside our tent!

Then, do you remember taking us here?

Mommy made this sign so we could pretend we were in South Dakota with you and grandpa again!

Look at our new laughing cowboy, whose HAVING so much fun with us!

Wait! There's more!

I just wanted to say we're having the best summer together, hope you can come over and roast marshmallows with us too!
Love, Annie

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Max Sartin said...

Great pictures, love the big blue whale. One of these summer's I'm going to do a Route 66 road trip in one of my old cars. Hopefully.

Karen S. said...

That would be cool! I hope to do the same one day again too! They have areas that feel just like it was when I was growing up and my drove along Route 66!

Anonymous said...

HOw fun! and I never even thought of this twist. Your pictures take me back to childhood days of innocence, along with your writing. :) Great job!

Filip and Kristel said...

It looks like the paradise for kids.


Sue said...

Fun post...and touching, too.


Judie said...

Wait! There's more! We sold our house today, and my grandchildren will be able to come to the Georgia coast and roast marshmellows on the beach with us! They can hardly wait!!!

sage said...

That whale is a trip! Great summer fun without leaving home!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Great pics - saves me a heap on travel expenses, seeing the world this way.

btw - how come you get 21 wits and I only get half of one?

anitamombanita said...

Oh, that is so sweet!! Loved it!

Anonymous said...

Nice nostalgia.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Wall, South Dakota is something to truly behold, and it was in the front parking lot of the Shell Truckstop on the east side of Holbrook where I had my 'out-of-body" experience that is mentioned in The Crackerhead Chronicles.

Karen S. said...

J Cosno Newberry - That is a very good question! Any amount of wits is wonderful though!

JosephAlsarraf said...

Cool, I would like to spend the night in one of those tents (tepees)!
: )

Galen Pearl said...

That whale reminds me of a smiling blue ceramic whale I made in grade school--my first sculpture! And I've actually been to Wall Drug!

Susan Mystery said...

This reminded me of my Gram and how she had eight grandchildren and how each one of us was able to spend a week in the summer alone with her and my gramp. I guess Gram knew what it was like to not have individual time at home with our sibs around all the time and she wanted us to feel special each summer for a month. This is a practice that I will do when I have grandchildren.

Love the pictures.

Nonna Beach said...

Oh, Karen that was so sweetly done...loved it ! BTW, in 1960 we drove Route 66 to visit family on the East coast and stopped at a TeePee Motel. There were Indians selling all kinds of pretty pottery and trinkets in beautiful traditional outfits. One of the highlights of the trip for me !

laura.forestdreams:) said...

what a whale of a post karen!! :)

i would LOVE to stay at that TeePee motel...for real, not just pretend!

Jenny said...

This was really a sweet post Miss Karen!

I love those pictures!

That whale cracked me up!