Monday, July 31, 2017


Currently in Belton MO (Low 63 Partly Sunny and Nice High 80) 

With all the stuff in need of repair we decided we needed a diversion, a fun night out. We also needed a win and we got one (more on that later).

Saturday night we went to an Elvis Tribute Show. Bobby Simkins was the Elvis Tribute Artist. He started out with "CC Rider".

He sang for over 2 hours with one break. It was a great show with songs that Elvis sung including rock, gospel, and country. We even got a Christmas song. We were also treated to Elvis singing the National Anthem which he will perform at a home game on August 13th for the minor league baseball team in the KC area, the T-Bones. Here is Elvis on stage.

While in the crowd there was a great silhouette that Bob was lucky enough to catch.

He ended with an iconic Elvis pose. He really looks like Elvis in silhouette and in this pose.

As diversions go this was a great one. As wins go right now any win is a good one. Another annoying thing we have dealing with is the tilt out drawer on the island. Going down the road has loosened the mounting screws a few times. The trip to Belton was the trip of all trips for breaking stuff and the door gave up the ghost. Bob used the old matchstick trick gluing them in the enlarged holes. Remounting the door was difficult due to very tight working conditions and some contortionist like positions. Does Bob look like he is having a good time?

The good news is we were able to reattach the door. The bad news is that Bob needs a trip to the chiropractor 😏

We needed a diversion and a win and we got both.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo


  1. Is Bob practicing up on his ballet positions? LOL

  2. Jim uses that matchstick trick all the time. Bob looks like he is having sooo much fun. Sure hope things start looking up for you guys. Some Elvis impersonators are really good. A diversion is a good thing - chiropractors, not so much.

  3. The show sounds wonderful and just what the doctor ordered. Great silhouette photo.

    I had a good laugh at Bob on the floor. You look so relaxed. Hehe