This post is all about my last full day with Brittany in Missouri. We were SO exhausted after shooting all day Saturday that we decided to take it easy on Sunday. We went into the historic part of St. Charles and boy was it pretty! We ate a beautiful brunch/lunch together and then walked around a bit. I told Brittany I felt like I was walking through her blog! We had some fun modeling around the area and then we bought some goodies at a chocolate shop. Chocolate dipped animal crackers rock! That's all I have to say about that hehehe
I was wearing an authentic 1940's hat that belonged to Brittany and it was my very first time wearing one! I was also wore a thrifted blouse and cardigan and my black trousers from Time Machine Vintage as well as my "Dice" WWII brooch. I treasure it! I get conflicting reports on what it means but its defiantly a slang word used during that time. Its my first piece of authentic WWII jewelry and I plan on building that collection...little by little *smile*
Afterwards we made our way to the WWII event at Jefferson Barracks. We actually made a wrong turn into the cemetery that ended up being the right turn for us. I never thought I would ever have the chance to see this type of cemetery let alone pay my respects to all of these fallen and lost heroes. There were people from WWI on to our current situation in the Middle East. There were wives and husbands and sometimes their children. To my shock there were many Unknown graves...that truly broke my heart.
It was a powerful and moving experience for all of us. I will never forget it. Unfortunately, the WWII event ended early because of the weather but we met a nice fellow dressed in a German uniform and we chatted up a bit. We also took some photos a tank which was beyond cool. Only thing I didn't like was all that dare mud...ekkkkk!!
When all the fun ended we headed back home and I finished packing and getting ready for my flight early the next day. I can honestly say I had the time of my life. I am so happy and proud to have a friend like Brittany in my life. And I SO look forward to future trips where are families came combine and have fun together just like we did. I didn't know that at my age I would still need friendships, but diving into the vintage world while it has given me great joy and an opportunity to be creative has also reminded me to continue to be open to what the world has to give me. One of those now being Brittany and her amazing family.
We spent the rest of the night watching a 1960's theme film called "Down with Love" which I am dying to see how it ends. Our eyes were beginning to hurt so we decided to finally go to sleep early (almost midnight lol)!
My hubby and I are hoping that Brittany and her family can make it to the Big Apple one day. I mean we have to continue our adventures....right??
Thank you again to Brittany and her family for the help, kindness, and friendship that was given to me during those days. Thank you to little Olivia and Rhys for being the best babies ever! Thank you to my supporters who helped me make this trip possible-especially my beyond amazing husband, my father, and my bff Nick. And to you my readers, for always being so kind and sweet to me!!
I am a better person for having gone and yes ladies and gentlemen....I can now call myself a Vintage Model....a 1940's gal....and there is so much more to come! This journey has been outstanding!!!