Sunday, June 8, 2008

Carthage, Mo Part 1

Jack and Katie being silly!

This is Katie and I at the Alice in Wonderland statue by the library in Carthage
Here is Jack and I cut poor Katie off! LOL!
A wonderful old barn behind our motel. I can imagine when it was new what an awesome barn it was!
Roses at our favorite chinese restaurant in Joplin. Joplin is only about 10 miles from Carthage.
And water lillies too!

This is the Carthage courthouse. They say only the arch in St. Louis is photographed more in the state. Let me tell you it is huge and impressive. There is a great mural inside and an antique, working elevator! We didn't have a chance to go inside.

Giant praying hands in Webb City which is on the way to Joplin. They are huge!

Look at little Miss Bug sporting her new halter and a toy she picked out all by herself!
So that is the first part of the pictures. Next time I will share some pictures of some glorious homes including Marlin Perkins birthplace! Plenty more to come and a little history lesson to and something funny that happened.


  1. Hi Michelle,
    I so enjoyed seeing all your pictures. Looks like the weather was sunny and nice for your trip. Loved that Alice in Wonderland statue and seeing your picture too!
    Katie looks like she had a grand time as well. Looking forward to your next post.

  2. Looks like a fun, grand time :o)

  3. The praying hands did look big. Wonder who got the idea to make them into such a huge statue.

  4. looks like an enjoyable trip!

  5. I enjoyed your pictures and it looks like you had a wonderful time! Those praying hands are amazing!

  6. great pictures Michelle..looks like all of you had a nice time...I bet that old barn was a beauty in it's better days..although I sure like the rustic...and that courthouse looks neat...
    look forward to tthe next installment.

  7. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos :) Thanks for your prayers and encouragements. Take care!

  8. I've been in the arch, but I've never been to Carthage. (We lived in Knob Noster and then in Warrensburg nearer to KC). I love seeing the pics!

  9. Hello dear Michelle:-)

    Looks like you had a wonderful time and I so enjoyed looking at the pictures! I was fascinated with the Praying Hands statue...those are indeed huge!! Never seen anything like it. xoxo

  10. I used to live pretty close to Joplin, in Parsons, Kansas. Wonderful praying hands! The courthouse is magnificent.

  11. Welcome home!! Those hands are amazing!! Looks like a good time was had by all :)

  12. Enjoyed your pictures :)

    I'm looking forward to the next installment :)

  13. Looks like a great day! Loved all the pics. :)

  14. Oh, I love all the pictures! Sounds like you were having a great good time!

  15. I love those pictures. Doesn't it look the the barn has a face? It looks like a barnyard pet!

  16. Looks like your trip was fun and busy! hope you didn't get too tired out.


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