* * *Now comes the part of our story, that get a little sad. Well more somber really, do you remember when Michael posted this video of the people covering for their lives in a gas station cooler?
Well He took us to the very spot where that video was filmed, and here is all that's left of the gas station.
(Formerly Joplin High School)
It just goes on and on, I didn't take many pictures be cause I was awestruck by what I was seeing (and this is after lots of clean up) houses ripped right down to the floors and studs, cars crumpled up like old Pepsi cans... It just so much to take in, I pray for the people of Joplin and for the families of the 150 who lost their lives in the storm.
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After that wake up call, our thrifting group visited a pretty fruitless outdoor flea market, and a few thrift stores, then we hit the mother load of antiques stores in Joplin! I cant remember the name, but it was huge and the prices we SO GREAT! Mike and I all but knocked each other down to be the first one in the next isle haha! we spent a good two hours going up the seemingly endless isles but finally we they dragged me out of the store with the following-
Three bowls to the "Amish" Pyrex set $18.00 (found by Mike, then pack-ratted by me!) a small plastic Bullet Planter $3.00, and my very first working Sunburst clock $12.50! After this store we haded over to Pittsburgh M.O. for the last thrifting of the day, at a nice little store called -
This place had a little bit of everything, lots of Pyrex and Frankoma!!!
after about 45 min Mike walked away with some great planters, and I swooped up these five "Navajo" white glaze Frankoma plates for $1.00 A PLATE! The brown Frankoma Cornucopia $10.00 will be used as the center piece during Thanksmass this year, and the Turquoise Pyrex Loaf pan was snatched for $9.00! After this we headed Back to Small Town M.O. for a hamburger dinner and a trip to the nearby Drive-In!
(They sound so thrilled to be alive because people were "staring" while we filmed this....)
And what would a trip to the Drive-In be with out a side trip to the original Concession stand/projection booth!
Jumbo Popcorn, two large frosty Cokes, and a packet of Reeses Pieces and we were set! We stayed for the double feature of Cars 2 and Tangled. When the movie was over, Mike dropped us off at the Hotel and we exchanged goodbyes, I HATE GOODBYES! We had so much fun on our Midwest trip, and I cant say thank you enough to Michael Missouri and Curtis in Kansas for their hospitality! We had so much fun, and hope you guy's will come down and let us return the favor.
Sorry I've been on the fritz with blogging, but things have been crazier than Normal with Hairspray going up at the theatre! This Wednesday we'll have our delayed 4th of July weekend and Friday (hopefully) a set post on Hairspray!