Kansas City, Part IV
One thing Hitty Jean had been looking forward to very much was a planned visit to the Arabia Steamboat Museum. There she is, up there, at the farmer’s market that takes place every Saturday just outside the Museum doors…It was a beautiful day! Having read a book written by one of the treasure-hunters who found the Steamboat, Hitty Jean was very much looking forward to seeing the collection in person!
Do you know about the Steamboat Arabia? It is an incredible story of a Steamboat that met its end, sinking on the Missouri River in 1856. As the river changed course over the years, the Steamboat ended up buried in silt under a cornfield!!! It was discovered and excavated and now its story and its cargo is on display for the world to see. What a gift – a perfect time capsule. Why, they even found hanks of yarn in perfect condition! Hitty Jean hopes this is as exciting for you as it is for her, and if you are interested in more details, this book is a great read (it has photographs, too!)
Without further ado, here are some of its treasures:
Buttons!! Pioneers needed buttons!
Onto the evening, and dinner….
Well. Hittys can only visit so many museums and such, while being expected to be on their best behaviour! When they arrived at their friend’s house, they remembered Hitty Jean posing on the mantle the night before and they ALL wanted to do it! There must have been twenty-five Hittys on that mantle!! Some got very silly and sat waaaay up high on the top of the tallest candlesticks:
Of course Hitty Colleen was one of the “Way Up High” Hittys….do you recognize any others?
Hitty Jean and Hitty Robertson took this time to catch up:
Dinner was absolutely wonderful, with many courses and many different wines and cordials to go along…In fact, dessert was truly a “Happy Ending” as Hitty Jean noticed that the ice cream was smiling at her! (Can you see it, too? Or maybe it was all the wine…)
What a wonderful trip!!! We hope you have had *almost* as much fun reading about it here!
Hitty Jean would love to visit Kansas City, Missouri again…someday…
Thank you, friends, for a memorable and truly enjoyable time! XOXO
‘Til Next Time…