Nebraska to Missouri

After you cross into Iowa from Omaha, Nebraska at Exit 4 there is a great shopping center to stop and have lunch. There are about 12 restaurants there with a variety of choices. This was my selection:

Iowa and northern Missouri looked like the picture below:

Here is a tip I learned from all of my travels; Michael’s has clean restrooms. Who woildn’t mind taking a break at Michaels?

Christmas Antique Shop

I found some Christmas gift ideas at the antique shops.

A Christmas Tree everyone needs.

Toy refrigerator, stove, and sink for those budding cooks.

Jewelry hanger. Yeah, I think it had another purpose originally.

A piggy bank that weighs about 20 pounds without the coins.

A can for your baking needs.

Donald Duck pull toy.

Where’s the chips?

A button snowflake. They had at least 6. They must be popular.

Things You Find on the Side of the Road

This summer I traveled through most, if not all, of the States in the center of the country.  During these travels I found some interesting places.  First there was the Beef Jerky Outlet, my travel companion was in heaven.   Second interesting stop was Pickle Gap, AK.  If you need a Belly Button Lint Brush, they have it.

The third stop was a fruit stand on the side of US 49, somewhere in Mississippi.

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The coffee cups do not belong to me.

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A fake flying duck, is what everyone needs.

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Alas, I could not purchase anything because my car was full of stuff.

While is Mississippi, I did stop by the beach.  It was cloudy, dreary day.  I did find sand and a few grains are probably in the car.

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Beef Jerky Outlet

When you traveling down the highway, and it time for a stop, when you notice a place named “Beef Jerky Outlet” you have your stopping location. Yes, they have beef jerky and plenty of other items.

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Seasoning all the way from Ville Platte, Louisiana.

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And, other hot stuff.

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Items directly from a garden, some covered in chocolate.

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But, I loved the shirts!

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I wonder if they deliver.  It must to hard on McDonalds with this place being so close. 🙂

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Pickle Gap Village

Pickle Gap Village is located somewhere is Arkansas, near Conway I believe.  I had to stop there because of the name.  It was enjoyable and entertaining.

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With a name like Pickle Gap, you would expect to find pickles every where.  Alas, pickle were only found in one barrel.  But, other interesting items were found.

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Pickle Gap had a little play area and goats.  Please wash you hands after petting the goats.

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Purses I Did Not Buy

During a recent shopping trip, I stopped in at Dillard’s. These are just a few of the purses that I did not buy.

First a few bright and colorful purses.  Wait, I think I have a pair of shoes that matches the second one.

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The telephone purse. That actually comes with the receiver that you can connect to your cellphone. It came in two styles.

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The Octopus purse, which doesn’t look a thing like Octopussy.

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A cocktail purse.  Cute but not refreshing.

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Bring you flowers with you wherever you go with this bouquet purse.

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A fish out of water!  Is it still a fish?

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The Rabbit purse that comes with it’s own set of wheels to make a quick get away.

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Piggy purse.

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The Ice Cream truck, priced at $295.  And, it does not offer Strawberry or Chocolate.

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