Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Whatever Floats Your Boat- Or Doesn't

We are traveling along
Mighty Mississippi..
Ya gotta love a river
that has 3 double letters in it..
don't you?

Some people go to look
at the beautiful expanse of water...

Some people go to look at the
leaves as they are changing..

And then there are
like to look at something
that they think it might be fun to own...
even if it is fog covered...
Uh-huh..We are just out of the
motel and I just want coffee...
FIRST we have to go to
the first marina we can find
to look at

What is it?

Safe-it is nothing we can
take home with us because
we have no way to transport it.
unlike THIS thing..
that followed us home...

Coffee-at last-
and a bit further up the road
we find

Villa Louis..
I am smitten...

We continue our drive
North and alongside the road
we see this...
They dug a hole for her and
it looks like they tried to fill it
with water so it would float...
and it failed to happen...
so here she sits.
I hear voices..
No way, Hosea~
This is NOT coming home
with us either.
No- I do NOT want to remodel
it and live on it...
but ~
Thanks for the offer!

Come on, MyHero...
Time to leave the dream behind.

not to
or you would turn into a
Pillar of Wood!

Well, at least you'll
look nice down by the dock!
your photo name


Simply Me said...

i wanted to thank you so much !!!! Your comment was so sweet, you made me smile Have a Great Day !!

Nancy's Notes said...

Diana, looks like you are enjoying your road trip with your hero! Neat photographs, I'm still chuckling over you not wanting to remodel that houseboat! Fun post!

Tete said...

LOL- you are going to have to get blinders for that man who seems to have a one track mind. Maybe a stop at the toy section in Walmart to pick up a tug boat for the tub might keep him satisfied. A captain's hat while bathing and playing with his dingy would make a great post, case you run out of things to say.
But just in case he ever wins out on this boat thing, let him know that if he gets his boat, you get to sunbathe in a bikini on the front deck. That might stop him dead in his tracks...
ok- I'm stopping there. Tell Gilligan I said hi!

Laura said...

Oh, thats funny!!!!! what a cool statue! and there kind of is a resemblance with the hero!!! How much I just love seeing all of the places you go diana!!! America is definently a place i have to go before I am too old to actually enjoy it!! I do have a while though.... Lottery win would help!!!! not that i ever do lottery, but nevermind!!! hope you are well, sorry i havent been for a while, work is so busy and not really letting me have a life!! somethings gotta give!!! New job hopefully!!!
all my love and hugs, Laura xx

Jettie said...

I take it that MyHero and HeroMine are of like minds, they want at least one of everything.
Hope you are relaxing some between saying NO.

Anonymous said...

it seems to me the older men get the bigger the toys get!Thats a lovely area,,your post was so funny today, I'm still smiling

Patty said...

When you buy that boat you'll have to take us all on a cruise! :-)

Kathy@ Gone North said...

I stop in here every day, just to start out with a smile... : )
Looks like you are having fun... but "seriously" :) wouldn't that big old thing look great parked out in front of your place?? : ) & wouldn't Sweet Cheeks have big adventures on that ???

If SHE can figure it out.......... said...

You should buy that big old yacht. You could live in it while you fix it up....OR you could put the RV on a raft instead.

If SHE can figure it out.......... said...

P.S. Tell Dad that the old boat was a Towboat that sank in 1985 after being torn up by ice.

Karen said...

LOL.... no.. the thought of houseboat living has never really appealed to me either.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, it sounds like you're having fun AND it sounds like your husband and mine would be wanting to take home the same stuff! LOL

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Can't you just row her home? Sounds like you are having a great time. I love Fall get aways. There are 3 big boats in the town next to us that they grounded and turned into houses. Very...Interesting.

Cindy@ Applestone Cottage said...

I just love it Diana! Now here's one for you...My Mom used to work at the Villa Louis as a tour the time they were living about 30 miles from Prairie Du Chien.
It was fun to go see her in costume!

Blondie's Journal said...

You make me smile!! I always dreamed of living in a houseboat...not so much anymore. Hope you are enjoying your trip!


Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

What a great trip!

Julie Harward said...

Looks like you are having fun...just keep him away from the big things that float! ;D

Savvy Seasons said...

What fun you are having and the pictures are terrific. Wish I was on vacation, so much fun! =)

Thanks for stopping by! XO ~Liz

Lisa said...

HOW lucky of a ducky are you to have a spunky hubby! Looks like you are having entirely too much fun together! Love to YOU!

Donna said...

Are you SURE you don't want to live in that haunted land locked boat, Diana? I can just picture you in it now! Sounds like your Hero and my hubby are two peas in a pod, he's always looking for something goofy to buy!!!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Fun road trip! The houseboat looks amazing on land!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fun trip, Diana. I would have no desire to live in a houseboat either.


A Cottage Muse said...

Ok Diana...if we ever get the chance to road trip together we are in trouble because my mister would be looking at the same stuff as yours!!

Annesphamily said...

Great photos from a great road trip!