BC: Gift of Time | Time, the most precious gift one can give. Each moment is unique because it will never happen again...the gift of your time spent with others is the ultimate display of unconditional Love.
FC: 20 years of Girls Day Out 1992-2011
1: 1992 - Jamesport, Missouri 1993 - Council Bluffs, Iowa 1994 - Lakewood, Iowa 1995 - St. Joe, Missouri 1996 - Amana Colonies, Iowa 1997 - Des Moines, Iowa 1998 - Des Moines, Iowa 1999 - Minneapolis, Minnesota 2000 - Lawrence, Kansas 2001 - Boone, Iowa 2002 - Des Moines, Iowa 2003 - St. Joe, Missouri 2004 - Maryville, Missouri 2005 - Atlantic, Iowa 2006 - Des Moines, Iowa 2007 - Carroll, Iowa 2008 - Harlan, Iowa 2009 - Des Moines, Iowa 2010 - Des Moines, Iowa 2011 - Kansas City, Missouri | The world is a book - and those that do not travel - only read a page
2: 1992 Jamesport, Mo Nancy bought her dinner bell.
3: 1993 Council Bluffs, IA Went to Mall of the Bluffs, not much open; back to Shenandoah for movie SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE
4: 1994 Lakewood, IA July- Lynn drove us women to Valley Junction, went downtown to a $2 movie WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN. We got home at 1 a.m.
5: Dadfelt he needed to 'drive' us women on Girls Day Out so Dee created the following 'contract' for Dad to sign. | Rules and Regulations for anyone "Privileged" enough to go on a Girls Day Out. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. For the duration of the trip you shall be referred to as "the driver". 2. You are on our schedule, therefore you have no say on anything. 3. Anything and everything you see or hear for the duration of this trip, can not be repeated, held against us in anyway and is strictly confidential! 4. You are to understand that this is a great privilege and your top priority, and most important job, is to point out each and every rest stop and eating place. I, the undersigned, Lynn Bloom, here in out otherwise know as "the driver" state by my signature, that I have read or been read to the previous page of "Rules and Regulations", do hereby understand, to the best of my capability, and will abide fully and freely to each and everyone stated. ___________________ _________ Lynn Bloom date | ....dad was only willing to make an "X" above his name. | the above reads.....
6: 1995 St Jo, Mo. Neihart tour to gambled on boat - that didn't move!
7: 1996 Amana Colonies Sept.-Bren still on maternity leave. Lynn at a Pioneer meeting. Dee and Karen drive up next day and women went to the Amana Colonies for the afternoon. We ate at Stellas and Garden Cafe
8: 1997 Des Moines, IA June 26- Happy Birthday Ben! Rex in California. We surprised Brenda and spent the day with her. First we got the birthday boy up! Then Dee and Karen assembled Ben's birthday gift. Later, Brenda mowed and we cleaned. Then we took Ben to Chunky Cheese where he ate his first pizza! Supper was at the Machine Shed where Rex surprised all of us and had came home early.
9: Lasting Memories... | We went to Minards and discovered John L. needed a ride. He had to sit in the back on lava rock! Ouch
10: 1998 Des Moines, IA October-Dee, Karen and Nancy left at 6:30 a.m. went to Brenda's for brunch. Egg casserole and monkey bread. Left for Cummings craft carnival and apple fest. On to Target and Valley West Mall then to Ingersoll Dinner Theater at 4 p.m. We had a meal and saw show "I SHALL NOT BE MOVED." Rained and home by 11 FUN!!
11: 1999 Minneapolis, MN July- Dee, Karen and Nancy drove to Brenda's home in Cummings with a very full trunk at 11:30 a.m. then to Minneapolis, Minn. to Rex's business apartment. Arrived at 5:30 p.m., Rex met us there. Cards in evening. Next day off to Mall of America, Rex and Ben to Snoopy Camp. Shopped till 4 then to movie RUN AWAY BRIDE. Met Rex for supper, more Snoopy camp and shopping till 10. Left next morning and could not get everything in the van! We had to leave girls sleeping bags for Rex to bring later. Made it to Karen's at 3:30.
12: These Are The Moments I Live For | 2000 Lewrence, KS November- Neihart Bus tour to Lawrence, Kansas to a horse drawn parade. Back to St. Joe to tour a miniature museum.
14: 2001 Boone, IA Lynn, Dee, Karen and Nancy drive to Engstrands. Girls all shopped in Des Moines then on to Boone for a train ride and supper on train. It left at 5:30 and the time had changed, dark, so we couldn't see much!
15: Shop till ya drop | 2002 Des Moines, IA Dec- Nancy, Dee and Karen drove to Brenda's and we all went Xmas shopping for the day
16: Oct-St Jo, Mo to Christmas shop. Brenda wanted to get it done in case she had to have her back surgery. Left at 8 and home around 10. Went to a show at 4, UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN. We knew we were all getting older as we all gave up cute shoes for tennis shoes. Dee and Nancy were hot, Karen and Brenda's back hurt. Brenda has back surgery Nov 11. | 2003 St. Joe, Missouri
17: 2004 Maryville, MO | June- Sent the men and boys to KC on bus trip to baseball game. Amanda worked at HyVee and Megan got to go with us! Went to Maryville, Mo | It rained during the game and there was an hour and half game delay.....
18: Atlantic, Shopped and ate at the Mansion Bed and Breakfast Jo likes. | 2005 Atlantic, IA
19: 2006 Des Moines shopped | I Shopping
20: 2007 Carroll, IA 1st year to include Megan and Amanda- Met Brenda (from Des Moines) at Atlantic. Then we drove to Carroll, IA where we met Amanda coming from Estherville (6 miles) from Minn. Nancy was 6 miles from MO line. We had the State covered!!
22: 2008 Atlantic, IA | Met Brenda from Cumming, Amanda from Harlan and Megan, Karen, Dee and Nancy from Clarinda. Shopped in Atlantic and back to the Mansion house to eat.
23: 2009 Westphalia, IA All of us met at Amanda's Westphalia home to go on a recipe walk around Harlan. Ate at Sandwich Bowl on town square
24: 2010 Des Moines, IA
25: Then we were off for a Girls Day Out at Farmers Market downtown Des Moines. Then to Jordon Creek Mall to movie EAT, PRAY, LOVE. Amanda found several clothes for her new job at an extension office. Megan pregnant and hard to sit for very long, her side hurts. Off to Fridays for supper. Home @ 9:30. Ran out of time to see wedding pics, Karen's trip to Calif. Dee's trip to Alaska etc.....so little time, so much to say!!! | Went to Des Moines, spent the night with Brenda, then went to the Des Moines Farmer's Market. Several went to Ben's freshman football game. Had pizza @ Engstrands and Lynn & Nancy - Megan & Jason - Karen, Dee & Amanda all stayed the night. Mike, Jill & Jake all went home. Next morning Brenda fixed crockpot egg casserole, fruit and muffins YUM after a wonderful visit at the table .
26: 2011 Kansas City, MO | For the 20th year of Girl's Day Out, the whole family was invited, We stayed at the Embassy Suites. The 'original' four Nancy, Dee, Karen, and Brenda went to a dinner theater. We joined the family for Saturday night and Sunday activities.
27: Loretta Swit of M*A*S*H starts in "Move Over, Mrs. Markham" at the New Dinner Theater in Kansas City, MO
28: Playing in the pool
29: Pizza for supper and games in the room that night.
30: 11:36 pm - Residents in Kansas City, MO and surrounding areas feel the impact of the 5.6 Earthquake reported in Oklahoma
31: Sunday- Breakfast, Pictures Dave and Busters dinner and home.