Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I received them in the mail and when I opened them and tried them on, I happened to notice the bottom of one of the shoes...see below....! They had obviously pulled these shoes from a store where they were $26.98!!! Yes, I was quite offended! You'd think somebody would be assigned to checking to make sure all price tags agree.
I sent them back.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Yesterday, when I got home I had two packages at my front door with the canvases I ordered. Aren't they beautiful??? Pictures don't do them justice, they are much prettier in person.
I am trying to figure out where to put them in my house now....so that they will all be seen by whoever is visiting! That's how much I like them.
I think they would also make great gifts! So, what are you still doing here? Hurry on over and order your special canvass today!
Well, my friend Sheryl (for this blog purpose, known as Sadie) is having a give a way over at her site!
You will notice her button on my side bar. This lady has some good advice, so if you have a question, just ask!
You won't be sorry!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
We actually got everything done Thursday and got most of our stuff into the motor home, so we were able to leave pretty early Friday morning. Once we got the dogs settled (they have anxiety issues) in my lap, the trip was very pleasant. I think I woke up 3 times before we got to our final destination. I don't know, something about the passenger seat and two dogs in my lap just makes me sleep!
We arrived early in the afternoon.....I said to Russell.....didn't you say your friend told you this was a 5 star park??? To which he replied, yes, but he did tell me they got there when it was raining in the night and left first thing the next morning.
I think I may have mentioned this
This is Russell putting the shades on our front windows. It got so windy later that our awning rolled itself back in. The next thing any good R.V.er does is wash down the front of the R.V. He did. Actually I guess that is what he did before he put the shades on. Isn't this fascinating!??? I'll bet you're riveted to your seat!!
The Country Store.....now that's a nice little gift shop/restaurant right on the edge of Callaway Gardens. We ate breakfast there the morning after we got to Pine Mountain. We sat at a table looking out over the mountains and it was a really good view. We didn't actually go into Callaway Gardens....we drove to the gate and they said $15.00 per person and we asked what there was to do.....the really nice lady said well, there's the butterfly exhibit and..... we decided to turn around and go into the little town of Pine Mountain and see what was there.
This is Main Street, Pine Mountain, GA! There were some quaint little shops....I bought a couple of nick nacks and we walked around. We were actually looking for a church since the next day would be Sunday.
Interesting fact.....there are NO Presbyterian Churches within 100 miles of Pine Mountain. So the next day we didn't go to church.....and we're ashamed!
Katie, I took this picture just for you.....I know how much you love Rhode Island!
If you worked here during that time, this is where you lived.
If you visited, you stayed here in the guest house! They are both tiny and not so very comfortable.
Below is the little White House where FDR lived when he was in Warm Springs. He apparently had a great fondness for Georgia.....but I think he came here often for the treatments he got in the Warm Springs for his polio.
I'm pretty sure it was actually at this house that FDR died. He died while sitting for his portrait.
We then toured the little town of Warm Springs only to discover the town was having a festival, complete with horse and buggy rides! Sadly, we didn't take the ride.
RAIN. Which meant red, muddy clay. .....which meant I had to wash the dogs feet every time they had to make a trip outside. I remember making fun of a woman several years ago because she litter trained her puppy. I would have apologized profusely if I had talked to her Monday!!! Seriously, what a great idea! Although I think it is too late for my own dogs.
They even have a trolley that will take you to the boardwalk that leads to the beach. We walked once, then rode our bikes the next couple of times. The only sad thing was that since we were going to Georgia and since the weather was supposed to be cool there, I had no shorts.....but that was o.k. it is still too cool for this Florida girl to get in the water!
The picture below is looking down the road at one of our favorite spots in the park. It even has a fountain. We've never actually stayed in that particular spot, but we were next door once.
If you can click on the picture below, you'll see that it says stay off the sand dunes. ......When Russell and I were children, the sand dunes were much bigger and we would climb to the top and roll down. We would then run into the Gulf and wash off the sand. That was such fun! I'm really sorry that children can't do that now. They have also planted new sea oats to help keep the beach from eroding.
The beach was so gorgeous! It's really worth clicking on the pictures to see the sparkling white sand!
Out of order, but this is where we left our bikes to walk on the boardwalk down to the beach.
Early this afternoon, after a short walk, we loaded up and headed home saying goodbye to our vacation.
Our time away was so relaxing. Russell has been working such long hours for so long that it was a pleasure just being together.
Remember, if you want to camp in a really nice campground, Topsail is your place!
Monday, April 20, 2009
If you want to go to a really nice place, you just can't beat Topsail Preserve State Park. It's probably so nice because it once was a mobile home park. We didn't get the best space, but this place is always full so we were lucky to get a space at all!
We did enjoy the Little White House in Warm Springs, but last night it started raining and you've heard of red Georgia clay? Well, try taking two little dogs out in wet, red Georgia clay. Plus they didn't have a good place to eat, and you know how important that one is!
On the way here, we went through Phen*x Ci*t, AL and they had apparently had a bad tornado yesterday sometime. Their bowling alley was all to pieces and a mobile home sales place too! I hope no one was hurt!
Anyway, here we are in sweet, sweet Destin! We have already been to eat at P. F. Changs and bought fudge at Kilwin's to have when our sweet tooth starts aching. That will be any moment now.
We rode bikes down to the beach, but forgot our locks so we didn't actually walk down to the beach to get pictures of the sunset. Tomorrow night.
Friday, April 17, 2009
God has blessed us with a few days to rest after such a busy time! No pictures yet! Our view is overlooking a beautiful horse farm.
So, we are off to walk around and see what's going on.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
The orchestra members take their bows, the maestro bows his head in utter exhaustion, then turns to sweep the baton towards the musicians. The wife in her
Tax season is over! I get my husband back!!!!
And let me tell you, the sound of silence after the music is beautiful.
Once again he's my.....well, I'll just let you listen to his love song to me!
Yep, he's my puppet!! :) In this picture, Russell was actually on stage with a ventriloquist in Branson. He was mortified and his mother and I laughed until we cried!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
So in that spirit, I put out my gorgeous Spring wreath. Yes, I took down my Christmas wreath....it really didn't look all that Christmassy. I know, I'm tacky! But it's up now and isn't it pretty. I got this wreath one year in the mountains and I really like it a lot. If you couldn't tell.
AND! I planted flowers in my planters. Doesn't sound like a big deal to you? Well, ask any of my friends and they'll tell you a gardener I am NOT. But in a burst of something, I ran down and bought several pansy plants, planted them in my planters and felt like I had just laid out and planted a garden!
A friend came by right after I planted them and told me they love COLD weather! Lucky for me, and my pansies, it cooled down and they've been blooming like no body's business!
Please ignore the fact that I needed to power wash the planters. But notice I had mowed the grass. I may not be a gardener, but I'm good at manual labor.
Good grief! I just noticed how cracked our driveway is!
So........ tomorrow our Bible study is on peace! According to Bible Gateway, the word peace is used 247 times in the Bible. I need each and every peace verse I can read this week. I have a little situation that could possibly be brewing and I'm really asking for peace. Actually, I already have a lot of peace about it and am so thankful!
And so in whatever situation you face today, I leave you with this......
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7