Sunday, November 23, 2008
I warned you. There would be grandbaby pics this post. I took oodles and oodles of photos. But I won't force you to look through all of them, even though he is the cutest baby in the country right now. (Sorry all you other grammies out there, I'm just slightly prejudiced you know!)
Earlier this year, Sharon hosted the cupcake swap too. My swap partner for that one was the wonderful Susan. I've been following her blog since then. She has recently posted that her husband is facing some serious health concerns right now. Please add them to your prayers. For the most part, bloggers (and their lurkers!) are a caring and supporting community. Join us in wishing them well.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Back to work on some of those things on the to-do list!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Now that I've posted this I'm wondering what I did with the black cat pumpkin accessories that I used last year!
So now I guess I have to tag some of my blogger friends. Susan, Lucy, Sarah, Sharon, Cheryl and anyone else that would like to join in. And ladies, if you don't feel inclined to play along, I promise I will not be offended!
On another note - I finished my Polka-Dot and Rick Rack Swap package and got it in the mail on Friday. I'm not sure if my swap partner reads my blog or not but I'll give the USMail a few days to deliver and then post a photo of the package I sent. Maybe I'll be receiving my own bundle of goodies in the next few days too!
See you later!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Thanks for joining us on our trip! Back to more quilty posts in the near future. Also, check back in a few days for Baby J pics! With the holidays coming, you know fun times are ahead!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Another sculpture that caught our interest was this one of John Wesley. We both grew up in the United Methodist Church but don't remember that we had ever learned that John Wesley had spent time here in Savannah at the request of General Oglethorpe to minister to the Indians. There were rumors of scandal and he eventually left Georgia but his legacy remains. You can read more about him here.
More on the food journey. We had ice cream at the famous Leopold's Ice Cream shop. Check out his website for some interesting facts about the shop and it's owner. I can recommend the Chocolate Chewies and Cream!
Finally some blue skies for our visit to Tybee Island Light House. Can you imagine the challenges of being a light keeper at this lighthouse? They must have had some awesome muscles after climbing several times a day!
We made it to the top. All 178 steps! The sun had come out enough to cast a shadow of the lighthouse across the parking lot. Can you find our motorcycle way down there?
Can you tell we like to eat? That's not really all that we did. But we do enjoy finding interesting places to try the local flavors. There's more to be blogged about our journey home, so if you aren't totally bored, come back again and I'll continue with more photos. No more foodie pics though! See you later!
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Have you ever heard of a "toe in the water ride"? Evidently there are some motorcycle riding crazy people who ride all the way to the coast, dip their toes in the water, get back on their bikes and ride all the way back home without any other stops. We couldn't be called crazy could we? After all, we did stop several places!
After a night in Destin with a sunset visit to the beach, dinner at Pampano Joe's and a pleasant stay at a Holiday Inn Express near the beach, we ventured on down the coast line on Highway 30A. We drove through the pretty town of Seaside and other beach communities. We were amazed at how dead everything was and how few tourists seemed to be around. This looked like a wonderful place to spend some time on the Gulf and there were lots of cottages and condos for sale. I suppose the economy has affected this area but we did see some building still going on. (Thanks Lucy for the travel tips! I see why you enjoy rv'ing here!)
Here's the food photo of the week! One of their specialty po-boy's!
We took a few minutes to browse through some of the cute shops nearby. The Sponge Company was quite an interesting place. This old diver guarded the entrance and a cute three-legged rescued kitty greeted customers inside.
Tripod is the kitty's name!
Thanks for tuning in for this portion of the trip. I'll post more in the very near future. Right now it is time to continue with the mounds of laundry that came home with us and change from my pj's to something suitable for the much needed trip to the grocery. D is headed out to wash the bike and trailer. Fall weather has returned and life will have to return to normal, whatever that is ! See you later!