Saturday, March 13, 2010

I'm on the road....again!



I know the title of my post makes me sound like a really whiny person...but hey...I have been on the road far too much. Since the beginning of November I have traveled so much I am blue in the face. Two times I have been out of the country. Have these trips been positive and rewarding experiences....ABSOLUTELY...but when my entire family decided on spring break 2010 I just really wanted to stay home. NOT...we are leaving in just a short while for Gulf Shores, Alabama. Welcome to my Spring Break destination. Actually, this trip will give me a little much needed R&R.


The tranquility of the beaches alone gives me peace. I want to curl up with some good books, of course all my Somerset magazines will be going with me. Vacations are usually where my creative juices really start flowing. I will also take along some sort of crafting materials. I haven't decided on the ones I am taking yet...but I am speculating that it will be a large assortment of fresh water pearls. I am really loving those gorgeous pastel colors and I am a pearl freak. Of course I will also take with me my sampler that I have been working on for six years....it is my travel sampler and I work on it only during travel...my kids love the thought of where mom has worked on it. This year I have stitched in Canada & Poland and many U.S. states.



While I think these jelly fish are absolutely gorgeous to look at...I hope I don't see many. I love the translucency of them against the sand. I am such a beach seeker...I love what comes from the ocean floor and I love to go shelling. I don't find it much...but I love sea glass. Some beaches give you a lot, while other beaches it is none existent.


Our trip would not be complete if we didn't get to go to Lambert's....Home of the throwed rolls. Now these rolls practically melt in your mouth. When I was growing up...we didn't frequent billboard attractions...but Jeff & I love to pump the kids up for these things. I always wanted to go to the billboard attractions when I was a kid. The signs like "See Rock City" or "Stuckey's" to get a pecan roll or how about "See Ruby Falls"....never saw those things as a child, but I can tell you...I am seeing those billboard attractions as an adult. I am eating those pecan rolls, and it's not because I especially like them...it's just that the billboard made me do it! So, when we see the first sign for Lambert's....home of the throwed rolls, I will be dreaming of their mouth watering rolls and getting hit in the head with one. See you when I get back!



8 comments:

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Oh Miss Pearl Freak, I hope you have wonderful "Spring Break"!!!!
I am sooooo jealous!!!!!
The weather will be gorgeous for the week so far...you're going to enjoy the beautiful sunshine and mild temps there!!!!
Stitch away, relax, create a little and lose yourself in some wonderful magazines...you deserve it!
Have fun and be safe girlie!!!!
oh...& take lots of pics too ;)

Ginger said...

Have a wonderful time, how great to be able to travel like you do.



Ginger

Mama Magpie said...

Love the South! And the beach...hope you get inspired and relaxed;)

Me....bunny said...

Have a swimmingly time. And, if anybody threw rolls at me, I'd think I'd die and gone to heaven...lol

tootles,
bunny

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Happy Birthday Sweet One!!!!
I hope you are enjoying the beach and having a wonderful day!!!!
:)

Marilyn said...

Hi, Hope! I hope you're having a wonderful trip--nothing like a beach for relaxing:)
I stopped by to let you know that I received one of your lovely tags in my Alice Tag Book...I love it and just had to to say thank you!

Maija said...

It sure looks like a beautiful place to unwind!!

Meg Oyler said...

That place looks so peacful and relaxing... Have fun!