25 Random Things About Living in South East Rural Georgia

•October 22, 2014 • Leave a Comment

I did one of these for Honduras and one for Vermont…

Why not Georgia?!

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1. Vidalia Sweet Onions come from Vidalia Georgia, where we lived.  They really do grow there!

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2.  Almost every little town in South East Georgia has a Festival of some kind.  Just around where we lived, we have been to the Sweet Onion Fest, the Big Squeal BBQ Fest, The Wild Hog Fest (where there were was no Wild Hog BBQ), the Tree Fest (where they celebrated logging), the Snake Roundup, and sadly we just the Moonshine Fest.

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3.  If it is alive, it can be ran over and killed on country roads.  We have seen cats, dogs, turtles, snakes, squirrels, birds, deer, possum, skunks, armadillo, raccoon, and even a river otter.

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4.  There are a lot of churches, of any and all kind.  For example in Vidalia, a town of 10,500 there are around 30 churches, which makes for 350 people per church if everyone went to church in town.

5.  There are a lot of fast food places, In same town above, there are around 20 fast food places to eat.

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6. People Drink on the Down Low.  There are not many drinking establishments, but there are tons of places to buy drink.  At many of those above festivals they do not serve even beer and if they do, barely anyone buys it.

7.  There is a lot of logging in South East Georgia which makes for many tree farms and not much in the natural forest area.

8.  Speaking of farms, tree or any kind, burn a lot so the air quality is not as good as it should be for rural areas.  With this said, the burning makes for nice sunsets!

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9. It is common for people on long time family owned property will just move out of the old house, build a new one or get a mobile home right near it, then let the old one go to pot.

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10.  People born and raised in Atlanta barely have an accent, especially compared to the people in South East Georgia.

11.  Picking is pretty darn good.

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12.  People think Jim and I have an accent.

13.  Southern hospitality does exist, but for some, I think, for just a limited period of time per person.

14.  Recycling is not important at all, so much the city does not even pick up glass (but does pick up paper, plastics, and cans).  At those above mentioned festivals, there are NO recycling bins.  I could not even find any at the Atlanta airport, but someone assured me there were some!

15.  The swamps are pretty in a scary lonely dripping with mossy kind of way.

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16.  Savannah is one cool city, I would say the coolest in all of Georgia.  Besides being more of a city, it is a funky, artsy, dripping with history, good food, awesome architecture party place.

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17.  We actually ran into a random burlesque show in Augusta where women had hand grinders grinding on their metal breast plates, so ALL of Georgia is not as conservative as we thought.

18.  Mayhaw berries grow wild in the swamps around here which make for good jelly.  And if you know where to go and what to ask for  you, you just may be able to get some!

19.  Around here they make grape salad and it is beyond a yummy.  It is made of a bunch of white stuff, grapes, and I am so sure it is not good for you.

20.  Their BBQ is not spicy usually, more tangy…and it is everywhere!

21.  We were preached to at times.

22.  Cotton is also grown here!

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23.  Walmart is the best place to go for organic food of any kind.

24.  Chenille was started in North East, GA at the turn of the century and I found a lot of it and sold all of it!

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25. The Fruit Cake Capitol of the World is in South East, GA!

From GARattleSnakeRoundup2014

Good-Bye Georgia.  It was an experience.  I loved learning how your onions get so sweet, how cotton grows, how you pronounce my name, how great real southern food tastes, and how sweet some of you can be.

So sweet I want to stick you in my pocket so I can pull you out later for a treat!

And I will.

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BEEN HERE, THERE & EVERYWHERE!

•September 9, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Sorry Georgia…

You have not been on my mind!

But Everywhere Else We Have Been this Past Summer Has Been Teasing Me Lately!

There was…
Florida to Our Gnomad Beach Pad for Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day Weekends.  Fortunately, we live within driving distance to our house!

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And then…
We celebrated out 10 years together by going on a cruise!   Six Caribbean Islands…Wooo Hoooo!

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Last Minute decision…
For a Northern Californian Road Trip, a road trip for Dawn and her family, that is!

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And we could not pass up the tickets…
To the Antiques Roadshow in New York City and and to spend some time with friends in Jersey City!

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Which was added to a year long year planned trip to photograph a DIY Farm to Table Wedding in Vermont and to see more Friends!

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And Okay, There was Some Georgia Trips in There too…

Atlanta, Stone Mountain and Tybee Island.

Since we live so far from family and friends, this is how we spend our time, and uh, money!

And now here are more photos of it all!

Mom Time in Florida!

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And Some Big Brother Time too!

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We started out in Puetro Rico for the Cruise!

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Seeing the Sights and enjoying the architecture!

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Love it!

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Relaxing…

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And Enjoying the Art!

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The Cruise Took off at Night!

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Taking in some Lido Deck Adult Only Hot Tub Time!

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We so enjoyed the islands!

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Look at This!

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And This…

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We went scuba diving and snorkeling!

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And this is some of what we saw…

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And this!

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And these little guys!

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And beware of these!

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Muds Baths, Island Style!

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And local scenery.

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I love old places!

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And Dressing Up!

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And Okay…
Having Good Times!

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I love Island Water…
And the Beach and Wildlife that comes with it!

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Like this Sea Fan!

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Back to Reality!
Well Kind of…

From Summer of 2014

If Road Tripping with you Little Brother and His 3 Kids is Reality.

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Yes, Like a Reality TV Show!

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Where you Mine for Jewels!

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Hike Up Inside a Mountain Cave and Come Out to this View!

From Summer of 2014

And Hanging out with your big cousins/nephews in Oregon!

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Good Times with the Family!

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And then we went North!

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And our friends boat around NYC in the Daytime!

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And at Night!

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Speaking of Night…
After a long after noon at the Antiques Roadshow (no photos allowed, but watch the show this fall and look for me in the background) we went dancing in an old cemetery in Jersey City! Wooo Ghostly Hooo!

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Then there was Vermont.

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We will always have Vermont!

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And the Wedding that Only Vermonters Could Serve Up!

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Back to Georgia…

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We were Find Fun Where ever We Can!

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Like Adorable Weddings!

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And at islands Light Houses.

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At the Mt. Rushmore of the South, Stone Mountain.

Such great a lovely times this Summer.

So Many…
Here are More Shots!

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And That is All We Wrote…
For Now!

I did some picking in all those places, so check out My Shop for any new Items you may be interested in!
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Georgia Style Festivals!

•April 30, 2014 • Leave a Comment

We are Settled into the Gnome Shack and Enjoying the Local Activities!

Activities Such as Peaches to Beaches 700 Mile Yard Sale!

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Woot Woot!

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Oh, Yes We Did!

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Great Two Days of Picking!

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People and Cute Small Town Water Towers!

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Of Course…

And BBQ for Jim!

Emptied the Car and headed to Savannah for what is considered the 2nd largest Festival in the South.

I was wondering how that could be for just one day…

That Day Being…

St. Patrick’s Day!

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Little did we know in Savannah…
St. Patrick’s Day is Celebrated for 4-5 Days!

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Holy Drink Fest!

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And Holy Long Parade!

But the Best Thing About it was The Kissing Bandits!

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With Bright Red Lip Stick On…

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They Would Rush the Marching Paraders…

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And Kiss Away!

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Leaving Right Red Lips On the Cheeks of Men and Woman in the Parade!

Another Great Stay in our New Favorite City!

From April2014BlogPostPhotos

Good Times!

And Angry Gnomes!

Okay…

Or Angry Leprechauns!

From April2014BlogPostPhotos

Some Festivals we Plan to Attend…
And Sometimes They Just Find us!

On a country drive…

We ran into one such Festival!

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CLAXTON RATTLESNAKE ROUND UP!

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Not Just Rattlers…
But All Kinds of Beautiful Snakes!

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Some I held!

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We Also Found Something Interesting out About Claxton…

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It is the Fruitcake capitol of the World!

Who knew we had Georgia to Thank for the Fruitcake???

After that Awesome Festival..
We Ran into the Baxley Tree Fest.

From April2014BlogPostPhotos

Not your Tree Hugging Style Tree Fest at all, eh?

There are so many tree farms around here that I rarely see a real forest…

But at least there are trees!

Our Next Outing was not a Fest…

But Jim had to Work near Atlanta so we made the most of it!

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We went to the High Museum of Art to see the “Go West” Exhibit!

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Where we had fun!

Then Jim got tickets to the Braves Games…
Opening Week and GREAT seats!

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Go NY Mets!

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I do not usually drink Bud Light…
But when I do it must be in a HUGE can!

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Twenty-Six Ounces of Beer Flavored Water!

And now…

Drum Roll Please!

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Yumonion and Me!

at the…

Vidalia Sweet Onion Festival!

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Heidi and I Dancing with Miss Sweet Thing!

Oh, the good times one can have with Sweet Onions!

Since our California Friends were in Town and we saw all we could of the Onion Fest…

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We insisted on showing them Savannah.

A Small City We Have Come to Love!

From April2014BlogPostPhotos

So many reasons why…

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But the Old Beauty is Our #1 Reason!

And that is about it…
FOR NOW!!

As I am publishing this only a few days before the Georgia State Soap Box Derby Competition in Lyons, GA which is the town right next to Vidalia.

The fun Never Ends Here!

If you are interesting in purchasing any of that stuff I picked at the Peaches to Beach Yard Sale or any other picking I have done recently…

Check out OUR OWN BIG WORLD!  

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50. Yes, Fifty.

•March 1, 2014 • Leave a Comment

As Some of You Know…

WE MOVED…

AGAIN!

And As Some of You Know…

RIGHT AFTER THAT I TURNED 50!

Check Out This Blog Post to See Where We Moved:  OLD SHACK STALKING !!

We had Big Plans for My Big Birthday…

But that Changed.

I have Always Felt Change is Good.  

So I Decided to Own this Change…

And Made My Own Plans.

I Read Somewhere That Someone Did “50 Things” in Their 50th Year!

So I Started on MY OWN 50 Things in My 50th Year.

The First was my “5 P” Birthday Weekend!

PAMPER…

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PICKING…

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PHOTOGRAPHY…

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PARTYING…

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PEOPLE!

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It was Such a Success in Ways I Did not Even Plan!
And Not…

Because I went to the most awesome 125 year old resort where all the mucky mucks wintered before Florida was developed that is on the small island  of Jekyll Island off the coast of South Georgia!

And Not…

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Because I went to my first ever Auction at an Estate Sale!

They even auctioned of the liquor! But not the great wallpaper below!

And Not…

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Because I got some great photos!

And Not…

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Because I met so many great People (or Horses)!

But Because…

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My Jim Surprised Me on My Birthday.

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You See He Had Started a Month Long Session of 13 Hours a Day 6-7 Days a Week.

And I Just Knew That He Could Not Get The Time Off…

And Oddly Enough I was Okay with It.

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Best Birthday Present Ever!

HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY TO ME!

And Now…

I Just Back from #2 on my 50 Things!

A Cruise!

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My First Ever!

5 Days with 5 Great Women!

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Bunny, Who I know!

The Rest…
I Know Now!

Crazy Lorraine…

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And Yes She Danced On Top of With Me!

Quiet Donna…

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Who Surprised Me Several Times!

Silly Sue…

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Who Just Kept On Smiling!

and Birthday Girl Dawn…
(Yes, Another Birthday Girl Dawn!)
The Cruise Was for Her Birthday and She is a Friend of Bunny’s!

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Who Was Nothing Less Than Audrey Hepburn the Whole Time!

We Stopped In Key West…

Where we Drank…

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And I Took Photos…

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Of Course…

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And Did Not Stop!

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Okay, I did stop!

It was Fun Dressing Nice For Our Nice Dinners…

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Every Night!

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Every Single Night!

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Okay…I Missed getting a Photo of one Night!

And the Last Night I went Sun-Dress Casual!

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We Also Danced!

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And Danced Some More!

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And We Were Not Done Yet!

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Wait…

I Danced Here…

By Myself!

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Shame on Your Girls!

Our Other Activities Were…

Library-ing…

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Ping-Ponging…

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Drinking…

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Did I mention Drinking?

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There was even Buddy Drinking…

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Oh…

And Water Sliding in Cozumel!

Which Came About…

After Drinking!

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And Swinging!

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There Also Was Eating!

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Okay…

I did not eat those cute little sweet swans!

But at that Brunch I did eat this…

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Oh, Yes I did!

Salmon & Sweets!

And Of Course I Took More Photos…

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Of These Things…

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Who Knew…

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I Had a Thing for Life Preservers?

Maybe it was the 14 months in Honduras drinking Salva Vidas (beer)!!

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I Know Now!

Now…

It is the time I say…

“Good Bye!” From Club Matalan and Princesses Dawn and Bunny!

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I can not wait to get to #3 on My List of List of 50 Things…

#3 is setting up a brick & mortar booth “shopito” in a Vintage Store near where I live!

But I am not sure what #4 is yet!

Would Love More Girlfriend Weekends/Trips…Girls????

Can be with just one Girlfriend or a Group…I am Open!

Thanks for All My Birthday Wishes!

I AM ONE LUCKY GIRL.

BELIEVE ME YOU…

I KNOW IT.

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HOLY HOLLY-DAZE!

•January 17, 2014 • Leave a Comment

What a Whirlwind Holiday Season!

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What Such a Great Way to Start the New Year!

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Here are the Statistics for Our Holly-Daze Trip!

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Hours on Plane:  16

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Parents Saw: 4 (All)

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Siblings Saw: All 5 (4 for Dawn & 1 for Jim)

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Other Dawn’s Family Saw: 5

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Other Jim’s Family Saw: 43

Too Many to Post, so I went will some of the new Yummy Assyrian Food I got to try!

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States Visited: 1

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Cities Visited:  7 – 10 (Some Bay Area Cities are Blending Together)

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Adult Friends Saw:  21

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Yippy!

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Hee Hee!

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Yahooo!

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Aaaah!

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Yeah Baby!

Speaking of Babies…

Kids Played with/Babies Held:  

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Aaaah!

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Oh Yea!

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Fun Times Had: Countless!

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Wooo Hoooo!

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Let Us Dance!

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Happy New Year!

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I Salute You!

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Thank you to Everyone that Made this Christmas and New Year the Best Ever!

We Love You and Miss You!

Read Next Blog to see where we are NOW!

And By All Means…Please Visit Our Own Line Shop:  Our Own Big World!

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CAN’T SIT STILL!

•November 21, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Jim got laid off…

And Off We Went!

First, since it was the month of Halloween, we took off for a look-see of Salem, MA!

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The Old Port!

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Jim blends in with the locals!

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But not the ghosts!

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We were practicing out scared faces before our night ghost tour!
(Not scary at all)

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But the tombstones are a bit creepy!

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Other things were oh-so-pretty!

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Even man holes!

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The prettiest is where we stayed…

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The Daniels House Inn!

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And the next Salem Purdy is…

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The House of the Seven Gables!

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No photos inside, but the garden was delish!

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Yummy!

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Speaking of Yummy…

We went off to Eat!

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Here Piggy Piggy Pig!

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Now that was yummy!

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A bit of the coast….

Shrimpies!

And then we headed south!

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First Stop…

Jersey City and it’s Old Brick Buildings!

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NYC and it’s Awesome Architecture!

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The New Museum and it’s Funky Exhibits

And Most Importantly…

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Nooo….

Just Joking!

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The Octoberfest with Patty, Rich, Cooper…and Willow!

Where’s Willow?

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There She Is…

Playing Ball!

After that....

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We Visited the Laughing Buddha!

And…

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Funny Girl, Diana, in Virginia Beach, VA!

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Instead of stopping at the SOUTH OF THE BORDER…

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We picked in a North Carolina Antique Store!

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We got to Florida in time for Halloween!

Introducing…

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The HenderBalz…(Mind you, you must read this to yourself in a heavy NY Accent)
Retirees from Long Island and we Just Moved to Florida!

The fun did not stop there…

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Big planes came to our beach just for Jim’s birthday!

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They sent Jim their Love!

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And to finalize this long post…

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I bring you to my shopito!

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And my Pink and Orange Thrown!

To See What I sell…

Please Visit OUR OWN BIG WORLD! Just in time for the Holidays!

We are in Florida until WE CAN’T SIT STILL anymore!

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PLAY WORK PLAY!

•September 10, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Although we GET to go to Florida a lot…

It is not all fun and games people!

Okay, it is partially for me as I like to do interior/exterior design projects!

But Jim, and even my step father, gets the harder end of the work stick at times!

Here is our quick look-see at our last adventure of the summer!

Although I would like it to say it really started off with play…

Before we even got to the house from the airport we shopped for some needed appliances and a bed…
With Success! And all on sale…thank you Labor Day Weekend!

I am so proud of my “Hard-to-Make-Quick-Decisions” Jim!

But the play did start the next day…
After the appliances got delivered, that is!

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Our Beach!

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Fun in the Sun and Sea!

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This is a photo of the Sun and Clouds from just under the Sea!

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Yippy…Now this is vacation time!

Wait…that did not last long!

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The Work Part!

Jim and I worked on a project of making a new bed frame together…a funky upcycled bed frame!

Of course it was my crazy idea and you can see how we did it and the outcome at my creative blog: OUR OWN BIG WORLD! Put on a Platform !

Jim and I are getting good at working on projects together…

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He hung the curtain wires…

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And I hung the netted curtains.

As usually…I come up the idea and fortunately Jim does half the work!

Usually, our projects come out really well!
See another one of our projects here: OUR OWN BIG WORLD! Project for Two !

Well, that is where our group projects ended, but the projects did not!

When my parents visited, while my Mom and I worked hard to look for new material for some folding deck chairs my neighbor and I garbage picked (oh, yes we did)…

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Jim and my Step Father found out our sprinkler system motor was dead!

Five to seven hot sweaty hard working hours later, they replaced it with a new one!

And after that was done, they went to trying to fix our ailing wall oven.

Thanks to my Step Father…he figured out the mixed wire situation in the panel. We are still perplexed how they got that way?

Just to let you know my Mom and I were not slacking…we also went thrifting and did some redecorating!

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The cool old brass fish I got for Jim at a local thrift store.

He likes to have sea/beach touches around the 3 blocks from the beach house!

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My Jim Jim also like water elements, like this one which also rings its own bells!

And it rings my bell too!

And you got to love this big turquoise ceramic shell…

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Well, Jim and I do!

I am tired just looking at all that decorating we did!

But the work was not done for my parents!

I sent them home with the deck chairs and the material as Mom is going to sew new seating and my Step-Dad is going to paint them.

Doesn’t every one put their 75-year-old parents to work?

They Rock…and sew…and paint…and fix things really well!

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THANK YOU, MOMMASAN AND POPPY!

But Lo and Behold…The Work Continued!

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Well, at least finally finding the perfect outdoor lighting!

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And figuring out how to easily decorate our back patio (so it can easily be put out and removed for our short stays).

So far, this is all we got!

And now to the important things in life!

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Back to the beach!

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Aaaah!

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Jim’s new bathing suit…nice angle eh?

We look all relaxed and pleasant…But Dawn could not let that be so!

I actually sprained my ankle! After jumping over a wave I came down on my foot oddly and painfully! I wanted to play in the water so bad, I kept on going with a boogie board in hand and sunglasses on! But for crying out loud…Another wave came which is was not ready for and last minute I tried to dive under it with the boogie board. I was too late and the big wave smashed the boogie board hard into my face, mashing my sunglasses even harder into the right side of my nose causing me even more pain.

At at that point, Jim forced me back to the beach!

I had to laugh though…I grew up in the ocean and it was like my first time ever in it!

But I did not let that ruin my day…nor was I going to let the sea get the best of me. After a rest, I went back in, boogie board free and had a blast!

And I even came up with a new rating for waves!

woo: A little wave you can jump over.
WOO: A big wave you can jump over without much trouble.
Woo Hoo: A big wave you can jump over but getting lots of water in the face!
Dang: A big wave you thought you could jump over!
Holy Moley: A big wave you have to dive under!

AND

Holy Shit: A big wave you dive under, but also get tossed around a bit!

That Folks…Is how I make an adventure out of almost everything!

And then we chilled at a cool ocean deck bar and restaurant!

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It was at a hotel and there was pool crashing, but no photos were taken to protect the guilty!

Toasts to our last night in town!

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Sparkling Wine in Glass For Me!

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Beer in Plastic for Jim!

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And Good Night Folks!

Great Trip South and I personally, was not ready to leave!

I had heard it was getting chilly up north, but when we got here it was very lovely!

And to get a bite to eat on our way home from the airport, we stopped at our favorite Bahn Mi place (and maybe the only one in within 100 miles) in Hadley, MA and came upon a yard sale where I scored!

In my world, that is an awesome end to a great adventure!

Those finds may be for sale soon! Check out my shop: OUR OWN BIG WORLD!

By the way The GnoMAD PAD Kitchen Called…

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AND IT WANTS YOU TO VISIT!

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