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MOAR Pics!

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Hello, my friends! As promised, here are some of the pics from my many adventures during MOAR Tour, 2016! It was a much-needed retreat with my girlfriends that I’ll never forget. 🙂

Upon landing in the great state of Missouri, I was picked up the Kranskys and taken directly to a barbecue joint for pulled pork on a bun. God bless America. Later that day, Laurie took me to Branson Landing for an extra-exciting shopping experience. We saw giant apes!

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Like this one!
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Ahem. I’m referring to the one on the left.

We tried on majestic masks and mocked stores full of dolls and doilies and other terrifyingly frilly things.

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Selfy-ing whilst precariously balancing a mask on one’s nose is no easy task.
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This place is seriously, seriously disturbing. Also, you’re not allowed to take pics inside. Oops.

And then we bought candy to help us get over the horror, and then we went to the five and dime store, which is my new most favourite store in the whole entire world! I bought so many things, including juggling rings! Rhyme!

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I put those rings to good use at Casa Kransky.
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I also taught Mr. Kransky (a.k.a. Scott) how to juggle rings. He was a natural!

On the second day of MOAR Tour, 2016, the Kranskys took me to the Bass Pro Shop. Wow. That place is magnificent. It’s HUGE! There’s so much to see, even while you eat, which we did first thing. A fabulous breakfast buffet that included catfish! My kind of place! Although, I felt a bit uncomfortable eating the breaded fish while a tankful of living fish looked on, their mouths agape….

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On our way back to Casa Kransky, we stopped by a Gilmore-esque gazebo to snap some pics. It’s our duty as fangirls.

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And after gathering up our gear, we headed toward Little Rock, Arkansas to hook up with Mags! I must say, the drive from Missouri to Arkansas is absolutely gorgeous. I couldn’t believe how scenic it was. Winding roads, hills and valleys, and so much green. Just beautiful!

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My girls! Together again!

Our accommodations at the Ethridge estate were delightful. You have to love a house that has Nutella on hand. Mr. Ethridge (a.k.a. Bill) joined us that night for a pizza buffet feast. Two buffets in one day. Again I say, God bless America! The next day found us mingling with fellow authors at the Diamond State RWA monthly meeting, followed by Mexican food. I love these ladies! I love Mexican food!

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Then there was shoe shopping, movie watching, popcorn-ing, more heavy snacking, and finally, we capped off the day with half-price milkshakes at Sonic!

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Aren’t my new shoe babies breathtaking? The good kind of breathtaking, not the Seinfeld version. 😉

Sadly, my MOAR adventures ended on Sunday. We said goodbye to Mags and Mr. Mags and headed back to Missouri. I got another goodbye hug from Mr. Kransky, who drove me to the airport along with Laurie. And then, all too soon, I was flying through the air again. But it wasn’t so bad returning home to this adorable guy.

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L’il C, modelling his new Missouri t-shirt.

Thus endeth the tour in pictures. Hope you enjoyed! And, hey, if you’re ever looking for somewhere to go, go for MOAR! 😀

10 thoughts on “MOAR Pics!”

  1. Michelle Kelly says:

    I’m just thrilled you had such a wonderful girlfriends’ weekend away. The scenery is breathtaking for sure! I love that you got to meet Mags’ author group too.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Thanks, my Canadian sistah! Wish you could have been there too, but I get to see you soon! I was fortunate enough to meet the DSRA group last year when I visited Mags. They’re a fun bunch! 🙂

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      😀 I smell a hit single in the making! It was a blasty-blast! Can’t wait to do it again! xo

  2. Jeff D. says:

    Aww, L’il C…the rest of the post was okay, too 😉

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Hee! Thanks to you as well, bro, for the airport runs! 🙂

  3. Carol says:

    So happy you had this time together! My fave pic is definitely the one of you and Laurie looking horrified in the…haunted mansion? What in the world IS that place? And I’m in love with the multi-colored woven shoes. Hmm, maybe I’m in love with Lil C, too! Anyway, glad the States treated you right!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Lol, I’m not sure what you would call that place. Definitely the stuff of nightmares. It’s just full of dolls. In every corner. And they’re really, really big, and it feels like they’re watching you. Always watching….

      Aren’t those shoes awesome? They’re Skechers with memory foam! Soooo comfy! I adore my L’il C. We’ve had a lot of quality time this week and it’s been awesome! 🙂

      Next time, I’m determined my adventures will include you! xoxo

  4. Laurie says:

    On your next visit you’ll have to spend MOAR time.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Indeed I will! Thanks for being such a great host family! xo 🙂

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