The Road Trip...
So aside from the trauma at the end the trip to Joplin really was fun. On the way there we stopped at one of my favorite places call Driftstone Pueblo. It is off the St. Elmo exit in Illinois and it is this amazing shop that deals in Native American art, beads, feathers, leatherwear, and much more. Here are the photos of the beautiful metal sculptures and such in front of the store.
While in Joplin we went to lunch at Golden Corral. In attendance was my aunt's Annie and Cathy, my mom, my sister Traci, my sister Krystie, her boyfriend Bo, my nephew Hunter, his girlfriend Infinity, Seth and me. We sat and caught up, since we hadn't seen Krystie and Hunter in over a year. Here are some photos from the get together.
|Seth and I getting ready to shop.|
|Infinity, Bo and Seth|
|Traci, Hunter, Infinity and Krystie|
|Cathy and Annie|
|Me, Krystie, Mom and Traci.|
|Me, Krystie, Hunter, Infinity, Mom and Traci|
|Hunter and Krystie|
|The Men! Hunter, Seth and Bo|
On the way home Seth and I stopped off in Springfield to go to one of the giant Bass Pro Shop Outdoor World shops. It was seriously huge and they had while ponds and streams built in it. If taxidermy makes you squeamy you may want to skip, but it really was an awesome place.
|Fake heads on a giant light.|
|Real heads on a giant post|
|The entrance hall.|
|This was in the women's bathroom...really.|
|Soft shelled turtle...he was strange looking|
|More big alligator Gar|
|He's peeking into the knife shop|
|Really Big Grizzly|
|Indoor water wheel|
|The camping department...seriously.|