Monday, September 5, 2011

Your Typical Missouri Weekend...

The title of this post is quite sarcastic. I lived in Missouri for a total of six years, and most of the events of the past weekend were things I had never done before. The difference is this was a country weekend in Missouri, as we headed to a small town in the middle of the state for Joe's high school reunion. While it sure was different than our usual Chicago weekend, it wasn't any less fun!

What's that you say? You'd like some pictures? How about this:

This is me, shooting a real gun. It was weird. Kind of fun, but weird. I shot two types... this was a 22, which is a "girlie" gun, then also a 9mm, which is a handgun like what police officer's normally carry. I doubt I'd do this again, but it was something different to cross off my life to-do list :)

Yes, Joe got to play, too. He's a country boy at heart!

These guys have been friends since elementary school!

The weekend was filled with highlights of small town living. Some were comical, others just relaxing and enjoyable. We looked at the stars, ate down home cooking, and paid a visit to Walmart (where we bought craft beer and nothing else). It was great to reconnect with old friends, and to enjoy a little time away from the big city!

I hope this isn't their only fire truck!

Enjoying some Boone's Farm "Fuzzy Navel" in the parking lot.
Classy, huh?
Not just any parking lot, either. It was the 4H parking lot.
Surrounded by corn on all sides.

Serious small town breakfast.

In case you were wondering where all the crazy Tea Party folks are,
the answer is small towns in Illinois. Yikes.

I got to reconnect with my good friend Michelle. I miss this girl!

We squeezed in a visit to Flat Branch,
a favorite watering hole during our college days in Columbia.

It was a great weekend away from the city, catching up with good friends over a cold beer (or five). Thanks to everyone who made it such a fun visit!


  1. rural america is always an interesting visit. looks like you guys had a nice long weekend!

  2. i'm so jealous of the biscuits and gravy in front of joe. want.