Monday, April 27, 2009

We arrived in PA late

Saturday night. It was good to get in after the long drive. We left Shirley's around 7:30 AM CST and got in here at Jack and Phyllis' around 9:30 PM EST. Stopped off in Austintown at Quaker Steak and Lube and had a nice dinner and stretched our legs a little and then got back in the car and drove in. The trip here was uneventful thank heavens! LOL

Here are some pics of our travels over the weekend...

Ebby (Bill's dog) and Jim supervising Bill on how to wash the car!

Some of the damage left from the ice storms in KY

Pretty countryside in KY

Road salt storage building along the Interstate in KY

Bridge we drove on getting into Cincinnatti, Ohio

Passing the Reds baseball stadium...they were playing the Atlanta Braves

Kings Island as seen from the Interstate

Coming into downtown Columbus, OH

Truckload of red onions we followed through Columbus!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

We're at Shirley's

We left Tallahassee on Monday morning a couple hours later than planned. Drove up through Alabama and TN and ended up stopping at Clarksville, TN for the night. It was getting dark and starting to rain and we said that is enough. The first hotel we stopped at we waited at the front desk for probably close to 10 mins and no one came to see what we wanted and we didnt' see anyone anywhere! So we left and went to the Days Inn next door and they were more than happy to take our money! Got all checked in and went and found some dinner and then crashed for the night. Got up on Tuesday and drove the remaing few hours to Shirley and Bill's. It was so good to see them! We met at Cracker Barrell and had lunch and then went on out to their house. Weds morning Shirley had a class in Paducah, so Jim and I went in closer to lunchtime and stopped at Hancocks. Me up with Shirley there and did some shopping...then went across the street for lunch. Jim came back to the house and we went to Eleanor Burns tent sale, the AQS book sale and the ....something Cherry place and did a little shopping. Came back here and Bill cooked some awesome pork chops on the grill. Tomorrow we are going to the show and meeting up with some internet friends for Strawberry Shortcake and lots of laughter.

This is the State Capitol building in Tallahassee, FL

This a picture of the apartment complex that Tim lives in.

We met up with this guy delivering trailors in Alabama and with him again in TN! He had 3 trailors in AL and 2 in TN. He was from FL!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Day 1 in Tallahassee!

Day 1 was Saturday and we spent the biggest part of it on the road driving to Tallahassee. We stopped and had a late lunch at Steak n Shake in Ocala and parked next to us was the cutest mini cooper with it's top down! Just had to take a pic and then I turned back around to our car and Jim was watching me across the top of our car so I snapped a pic of him! He is starting to hate the camera already! LOL Our hotel is close to Tim's apartment and is nice. We met up with Tim and friends and had dinner at Sakura...down below are some pics of some of the food ordered. Tim ordered a volcano and it came out on fire! That was interesting...Chaz's came out with a mint tree! And Jim's was all rolled up! That's it for the Saturday report.

Friday, April 17, 2009

It's vacation time!!

We are in the final stages of getting ready to leave Saturday on vacation!!
Yard is mowed, dishes done and we are almost all packed.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Second finish for April!

Today I finished a love cover for a quilt retreat I'm attending in June. Planning on making more between now and then. I sat down to stitch the binding down and Eddie came up and thought he should lay down on it and sleep...ugh...goofy cat! Quickly got him off and got it done before he came back.

Monday, April 6, 2009

I found this on my doorstep today!

As I was pulling in the driveway I looked at the front door, like I always do and saw a package at the door. So I brought it in and opened it up wondering what was in it. Well one of the online quilting groups I belong to sent me a floral bouquet! How sweet is that!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

I have a finish for April...

And it's only the 2nd of the month!! Woohoo! I made this top at a quilt class oh probably about 5 - 6 years ago and it has laid in the drawer waiting for me to do something with it. About a year ago I found some fabric to use for the backing and got it all ready to be quilted and there it sat for another year....see a pattern here? LOL Well yesterday I sat down and quilted it and made the binding. Today I put the binding on it and it is finished!! Woohoo!