15 April 2011

Down the rabbit hole in Atchison, KS

I suppose this is old news now, but I wanted to post some pictures from day three of our spring break last month, when we met my mom and dad in Atchison, about an hour from KC. We started with lunch at a charming little place called Marigolds, then made our way down the street for some shopping.

Our main purpose for choosing this little Kansas town as our rendezvous spot was for my mom and me to finally visit the famous Nell Hill's. It did not disappoint. We walked circles around the place, looking again and again, and it really did feel like falling down a rabbit hole, with one cute thing leading to another.

We both walked out with some lovely selections. I put the two big baskets in my dining room hutch. My parents' 39th wedding anniversary was the next day, and my dad picked out two plates and two red glasses for the occasion. Atchison is also the birthplace of aviator Amelia Earhart, and there are tributes to her all around town.

Macauley took off with my parents and Ryan and I headed back to Kansas City, passing the formidable federal prison in Leavenworth (it really is so big and foreboding--quite intimidating to drive by). We zoomed down flat, open roads, farmland on either side, under the puffiest clouds I think I'd ever seen. The sky seemed huge and we seemed so small...dust in the wind?

"Don't hold on...

nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky."

~ Kansas


Debra@Common Ground said...

NH is on my bucket list! You'd have to pry me out of there. The baskets are wonderful! Are you going to get to go to Brian and Mel's Open House?
Have a great weekend, xoxo Debra

summersundays-jw said...

Loved this post. I haven't been to NH's for several years but I loved it. Even now, it gives me inspiration from you photos & I loved the Kansas quote -- so true, so true! Jan

trash talk said...

Oh mylanta...call me Kermit 'cause I'm pea green with envy. Going to Nell Hill's is a dream of mine and has been for a long time. Such talent!

Dottimae said...

fantastic stuff!!


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