Thursday, November 6, 2008

Yard critters, pretty trees, and travel info...

I looked up from the puter this morning and saw these 5 deer enjoying the many acorns in the yard. Yesterday when I drove down the drive, I scared 7 (!) that had been grazing in this same spot...

I couldn't resist these beautiful trees next to a downtown cemetery...

And a shot of our old courthouse...sure wish I could eliminate those ugly power poles/lines...
Wow...look at the magic Miss Bee did for me with PhotoShop! There are a few yards nearby that I would love to have a little cheap urban renewal work performed on...My Thursday is going well, filling in as church secretary, which hasn't been a hard job (I did it for 10 years, so I didn't need much training). Now I only only fill in occasionally when our 'real' secretary takes a vacation. What I really need to do is pack! Dick and I fly to Australia on Saturday and I don't have the first thing in the suitcase yet, but at least it is out of storage and will get worked on tonight. We have that job and contents down to a pretty fine science.

What and where you ask? I know you did. We begin with an 11-night Barrier Reef cruise out of Sidney. After that, we fly to Auckland, New Zealand, for a 14-night cruise all around NZ and end up back in Sydney, and then we fly home. Won't that be fun? We've never been "Down Under," so we are VERY excited about this trip, other than the looong flights to and from. That'll be the pits, but it'll be sooo worth it.


Anybody been there? Any bloggers there??? Let me know...

10 comments:

Sarge Charlie said...

I would be happy to pay more tax if they would bury the power lines. other than that I love your photos.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i am going to photoshop your picture and get them out for you, stay tuned!

and your trip sounds like tits!!!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxooxxo

the donG said...

wow! you're going there!!! never been there. i hope that you'll also visit the philippines in the future.

Lois Grebowski said...

I get to see those trees tomorrow!
:-D)

WillThink4Wine said...

I want your life for one month! Australia AND New Zealand?! How completely awesome is that!

Love those vibrant colrs in the trees!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

The cruise sounds wonderful. Have a blast honey. Big hugs. :)

Sandy B and Dick said...

Dong, we definitely want to get to the Philippines one of these days.

WT4W, come join us!

Sandee, we'll be sitting in the San Fran Airport for three hours Saturday:-)

Sandy B and Dick said...

Lois, these trees are near where we are having lunch, so you'll definitely get to see them! Can't wait!!!

Joy said...

Have a wonderful trip, we'll take care of Brian while he's house-sitting for you! Hugs!

Becky said...

That is so exciting you're headed to Australia and NZ. We went there 20 years ago and LOVED it...Held a koala bear, ate meat pies and vegemite, I played piano at Sydney Opera House (on the tour!), saw a sheep-shearing (did you know there are many more sheep than people in NZ)... Ah, you will have a great time. Can't wait to read all about it!