Monday, December 8, 2008

I'm Off Again......

I have only been home one week, and I am getting
ready to go again. My bags are still unpacked from the last trip.
I will just rearrange a few things, and add some more
summer clothes and I"ll be done.

My friend Gail and I are off the Florida.
We are driving and we need to be in Fort Lauderdale on the 13th.
We will pick up her daughter, and then we will go to Fort Myers
for the rest of the trip. I'll fly home on the 17th.

Yes, I am a bum!

But doesn't this look more appealling than Ohio.
I am really feeling the effects of the cold weather.
I need sunshine. Now if I can only convince Dave
he needs sunshine too!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Skywatch Friday

Skywatch Friday
I came across a blog that had a link to beautiful sky photos.
This is my first attempt at adding a link to my blog.
It may not work, but I will give it a try.

Here is the sky over Medina Twp. this fall.
I am not sure what this type of cloud formations are called
but the sky was full of them and they looked very odd.
The sun was shining and there wasn't any rain coming from the clouds.

Every Friday new sky photos are posted.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I'm Back........

On November 20th, we left the cold and snow of Medina
for warmer temperatures. Our adventure took us through
6 states in 12 days and 1800 miles later we made it home.

We stayed at the Beach houses in North Carolina.
Dawn and Joanne always cooked up a feast. Lauri looks on at all the food.
Friends from Georgia, and South Carolina joined us for Thanksgiving.

Dave and Chris enjoyed the beach and the sunshine and the
opportunity to rest.

Dave made a new friend when we visited old friends in
Albemarle, NC

Dinner with old friends was great. Cindy and I began our
friendship in 1974 as Pen Pals.

The sunsets over the sound were spectacular.

Lauri and Tiffany met some old friends on
Ocracoke Island.

Dave and I enjoyed the sun and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.
Thank goodness it was closed for climbing for the season!

The weather was perfect for flip flops!

The waves were perfect for surfing!

When we first looked out into the ocean, we thought these were seals,
until they stood up and rode their boards!

Yes, this house really exists. The movie "Nights in Rodanthe", written by
Nicholas Sparks, was filmed in Rodanthe, where the beach houses are.
The house is located at the end of the road. It is abandoned because it is
slowly being washed into the ocean. It looked much nicer in the film.
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the most famous lighthouse
on the island.
Ocracoke Lighthouse is less famous, but watches
over the island that Blackbeard the Pirate was known
to hide out near.

When we weren't relaxing or sightseeing,or eating, we went "junking"
for used car parts. This is one of Dave's hobbies.
We went to several junk yards, excuse me, auto recyclers,
looking for replacement parts for the farm trucks. We found
2 fenders and a door!