Thursday, August 18, 2016

Summer of Travel: San Antonio

My summer travels continued to Texas when I went there to visit one of my nieces and her family.



Aren't they cuties?



Felicity, my great-niece!























Turner loved the construction equipment I brought him,
and I loved watching him play with them.



The area around their home was so beautiful.  


Sonic Stop!

I loved spending time with my special peeps!


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Summer Travels: Portland

This was a summer of travels for me.  The first trip I took was with my husband, that fabulous man.  

I had always wanted to take a train trip and so we took off to Portland.  




The trip took about 26 hours.  It was so much fun traveling in our roomette.  If you've never taken a train trip, I recommend it.  The views out the window were really fabulous.

Once we got to Portland, we set out to see the city.  




Of course we stopped at Voodoo Doughnuts.


Brian got the voodoo man and reported that he was delicious.


We traveled all over the city and saw wonderful sights.  We always try to see the library in whatever city we visit.  Portland's did not disappoint.


Beverly Cleary's books played a huge part in my childhood, so naturally, I went bananas when I saw this section of the library.

Brian and I had such fun in Portland.  It was a great way to kick off the summer.

More travel reports to come!


Monday, August 8, 2016

Fair Time!




Look who is sticking her nose back into blogland again after a month's absence.  Yes, it's me, fresh from a trip to the fair.

Our county has a great fair.  The grounds are right next to the ocean and palm trees line the walkways.  It's a lovely way to spend the day.

Let's get started, shall we?




(I could post about 100 pictures of goats.  Be glad you are getting the condensed version here.  I am crazy about goats and fair time is the only time I get to drool over them for an extended period of time.)




Bears who hang around.





Real Horse




Carousel Horses




Balloons



Pole Placement Fail (At least for the fish taco stand)



We had a great time at the fair.

I'll be back with more excitement soon!