Tuesday, October 28

Cherry Chick Slideshow.....

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A Lovely Lunch....

My friend Paddy, she's from Texas, and I found a great Mexican style restaurant to have lunch at this afternoon. Miguel's has been in Tampa since 1992 their website states. We enjoyed everything and we plan to return. She wore her very appropriate Southwest style silver and turquoise jewelry. Her new turquoise chip watch fit perfectly with it. It's always fun to dine with friends and I'm hoping to go back with the BF when he returns at Thanksgiving.

I'm almost finished with the very PINK "Bump in the Road" beaded bracelet that I've been working on lately. Once I affix the toggle on it I will take a photo and post it here.

Sunday, October 26

A beautiful Sunday.......

We have a little cooler weather rolling through Tampa today and it's been just a lovely day. I finished making this turquoise chips watch this weekend for my friend, Paddy, who loves turquoise stones. Now I just hope that it fits her wrist as well as it fits mine.

Friday, October 17

Bead Babes @ the Tampa Bead Cafe tonight.....

This evening my neighbor, Paddy, and I went to the Tampa Bead Cafe to work on some jewelry for her and share in the friendship of other beaders. It's always a fun time and a wonderful place to take instructional classes as well as shop for beads. They are always so helpful there and Debbie even offers free bead clinics to help you with your projects! It's a great place to shop.

Thursday, October 16

Video & Slideshows from "Leaf Peepers" trip to the Adirondack & Philadelphia...

Please join us all at Happy to Design to see our Sunday Favorites. We share our favorite post from the past. A big Thank You to our host, Chari.

This week I'm reposting my "many" Smilebox presentations from the trip I took in the Fall of 2008 to upstate New York & Philadelphia to see some Fall colors. You might have seen my recent "Rednesday" post of Christmas at Longwood Gardens in PA. Now you get to see what the gardens looked like in the Fall.

I finally finished editing all the pictures and put together the slide shows along with a small video from the Ausable Chasm in New York that allows you to hear the sounds of the river. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, October 15

Back home....

Wow......where does the time go! I can't believe it's been a week since I posted here. It was very difficult but I returned to "reality" and came home on Sunday from my trip to see the Fall colors with the BF. I had great flights going up and coming back on Southwest Airlines.
The first picture above is of the giant pumpkin being carved at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA (south of Philadelphia) http://www.longwoodgardens.org/ . We did a quick tour of the gardens on Saturday to see the Fall Fantasy in Glass (second picture) made at the Cohn-Stone Studios in California http://www.cohnstone.com/ and the 1st Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off. The gardens were just beautiful! I'm still working on the slide show presentation of all the pictures that we took but I hope to have something here soon. The third picture is of this way too yummy restaurant, Hank's Place, http://www.hanks-place.net/ that we had dinner at on the way back home. We had noticed it on our drive down to the Longwood Gardens so we stopped because of the festive decorations and both enjoyed a wonderful meal as well.
I had a wonderful time with the BF and as always it was very hard to leave and come home.

Tuesday, October 7

Chilly in Philly......

Ahhhh.....it's a lovely 45 degrees outside this morning in Philadelphia. We had a wonderful time this weekend up in the Adirondacks. It was just beautiful.....I'm working on the slideshow of the millions of pictures that we took of the fall colors. We might have been a week too early for the peak colors but it was still just beautiful to this Floridian.
It was a long five hours drive but the BF was a road warrior and got us there safely no thanks to the maniac turnpike drivers in New Jersey. It was a wonderful surprise when we awoke in the morning to see the fall colors by daylight. We took a nice walk from the cabin down to Lake George that proved to be longer than we thought. Lots of pictures from that view.
Around noon we headed up to the Ausable Chasm, http://www.ausablechasm.com/, about an hour north of where we were staying in Bolton Landing. It was the most beautiful day! We took the 2 mile hike along the chasm and took another million photos. Saturday evening we went into the charming little town of Bolton Landing, http://www.boltonchamber.com/, and got takeout dinner from Fredericks, http://www.fredericksrestaurant.com/ , to eat by the fireplace in our cabin. Neither of us had every made a fire before so after our first attempt failed we called Mike, the Candlelight Cottages owner, http://www.candlelightcottages.com/ , and he was kind enough to come down to the cabin and get it going for us. It was wonderful and the BF loved the heat from the fire. He got a little carried away with the wood so the cabin got pretty smokey. I washed all of clothing Monday morning to get rid of that smokey smell. We had a great time!
Sunday morning we packed up and headed to Lake George to take a Champagne Brunch on The Lac du Saint Sacrement cruise ship http://www.lakegeorgesteamboat.com/ . We had the perfect table for viewing the shores of Lake George, the food was delicious, and the two hour trip was just beautiful. We were able to take pictures of the Sagamore, http://www.thesagamore.com/ from the lake view. We had stopped there late Saturday afternoon to see the historic old resort. Now that would be a lovely place to stay at even though it originally opened in 1883!
It was a dream come true getaway and we had a wonderful time. I'll work on the "picture show" today and hopefully have that up soon.

Wednesday, October 1

Leaving on a jet plane.....

I'm really looking forward to my next adventure with the BF. I leave Friday morning for Philadelphia and then we will leave Friday afternoon for the Adirondacks. We'll be staying in a log cabin with a fireplace in Bolton Landings near Lake George, NY. Nothing like going from the 80's in FL to 30's in NY. Tomorrow I will try to figure out what to pack.
I went to see Nights in Rodanthe with my friend Kristi this evening. Pretty boring acutally and I so loved Richard Gere and Diane Lane in Unfaithful. This movie just didn't do it for me.
I hope to have pictures of fall colors posted early next week!

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