Thursday, October 30, 2014

Foggy Amsterdam

We just arrived and it is foggy. So am I. No sleep at all on the flight over. MM managed pretty well. No surprise there.

The flight to Lisbon departs in just over an hour, so we are enjoying 30 minutes of free wifi.

All is well. A shower and a nap will do wonders!

Cheers, y'all!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Travel day!



Since it is travel day (today AND tomorrow), enjoy a bit of German Chocolate Cake…and some cheesy little punkins:

Fall Punkins

Our flight doesn’t leave from ATL until 9something, but we need to get down there ahead of rush hour, so will be saying so long to our mountains after lunch.

There is a 2 1/2 hour layover in Amsterdam tomorrow, then on to Lisbon.

I will blog as able, peaches.  Tag along!

And now, back to double-checking my list.  Almost D fer Done, y’all!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

One more sleep…

2 bags

Two bags are out, ready to fill up.  These two, plus our backpacks, will do us, and they will be checked.  We have a stopover in Amsterdam, so we hope the bags make it to Lisbon with our arrival Thursday.  If not, we are there five days ahead of the cruise, so it should be alright.

Today, MM and I will go early vote and get other last-minute chores taken care of now.  He just left with two kitties, taking them to the vet for their check ups.  They do not like seeing the carriers out, smart little critters, because they know it will be a ride they won’t like.  Poor thangs.  We have to leave them behind tomorrow, but they will be in good hands.

I have my list out and will be checking off stuff today.  Yippee!  I look forward to a to-done list.  We got our flu shots (have you?), so that can be checked off.  And yes, I travel with lots of hand sanitizers.

Life is busy in paradise today, peaches, topped off tonight with Ansley’s choral concert.

All for hugs... and HUGS for all!!!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Taste of Fall

Testing blog press

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Sunday, October 26, 2014


The work crew:P1240233

Good crowd!


Great food:


The honorees…and of course there was a very special cake:


A good time was had by everyone…and all the party animals were home by 8:30. 

The end.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

It’s almost party time

The food table is ready for some great food…

LNRV party2

The tables are all set and ready for the folks…

LNRV party

Haley decorated a cutting board for everyone to sign:

LNRV board

And it even has a “Thanks…” from our family on the back side.

Ready or not, tonight we will celebrate Chuck and Mary Lou’s retirement as managers of our RV park.  At least they will still be near by to help out if we need them, and will finish out this season so that we can go on our trip.

The suitcases come out tomorrow!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

TBT–Junior-Senior Prom

These photos were stamped “Dec 62,” but the prom was actually back in the spring of that year.  The first one was taken from just inside our front door.  I always loved that piece of furniture behind me.  We called it a “secretary,” because there was (is) a desk section right behind me on the right side of it.  Nan has this piece, the little stinker.
Redding photos 001
Here is a 180 shot, next to the fire place that contained a gas heater:
Sandy Jr Sr Prom 2 001
Date Johnny died a few years ago, but I did see him at some of the class reunions.  He was a really nice guy.
Too bad these aren't in color because I can’t remember exactly what color the dress was.  I’m thinking it was a mint green because I do sort of remember the orchid he gave me having a green bow on it.  His mom was a florist, so she did an extra good job on the corsage for this special occasion.
How ‘bout those gloves?!  I was definitely styling back in those days.  Fond memories for sure.  This is the little house I grew up in, back when it was all white, had more trees around it, as well as a big Camellia bush and flowers out front.  My Mother could make a fence post sprout, and loved working in the yard.  Me, not so much.
712 First Ave 11.07
Ten years after that prom, I was a married lady with a baby.  These have been the best years, thanks to my very special MM.
Life is precious, y’all.  Enjoy it now…make some good memories.