31 October 2011

Connecticut shore

Arriving at our destination in Connecticut the first thing I like to do is head for the beach!
Found this cute little stepping stone in a neighbor's yard
Hubby grateful to be standing up rather than the 15 hours of sitting!
Looking out over Long Island Sound and the Atlantic beyond

Really a quaint area, different than the Florida and Carolina beaches that I am use to seeing

I wanted so bad to take this huge driftwood home with me. It could have gone on the roof rack!
Lots of holes, seaweed, etc. on the beaches from Hurricane Irene.  They were cleaning the beaches up while we were there

A few shells and small driftwood as I always have to get some from every beach

I did find this really cool piece of driftwood though so it made it home with me!

The beach was just down the street, and then you had the marsh down the opposite side of the street with all the big boats.
We had really good weather the few days we were there; some of the hottest days yet I had packed for a little cooler temps!  Never thought that a few weeks later that all through that area they would be dealing with a big  storm that left a ton of snow!  These days you never know!

29 October 2011

A Virginia Sunrise

This month hubby and I took a very long road trip. It totaled over 2,400 miles so it was quite a trip! We have an uncle and aunt who live up in Connecticut that we were going to visit back in late August/September, but Hurricane Irene took care of that vacation.  So when we spoke with them again they asked us for a favor; if we came up could we take them back with us, and then on down to Florida.  Both of them had health problems this past summer, and our aunt's heart doctor didn't want her to fly.  Being "snowbirds" the Connecticut winters are hard for them to handle these days.  So of course we said yes....I've been longing for a road trip for ages!


We stayed over night in Virginia with my cousin.  The next morning was oh so cold and foggy, but it made for a beautiful sunrise with the fog in the valley.

This West Virginia rest area was among the prettiest that I have seen! I had to show a couple of photos from it.  After West Virginia came Maryland, Pennsylvania (where I saw an Amish horse and buggy going on a road over the interstate, but I was driving so no pic), then to New Jersey, New York, and then Connecticut.  Going back we avoided that part of New Jersey and New York as it took us longer going that route.  Of course you know how men can be when you say why don't we go this way.......after dealing with that traffic hubby was thankful to avoid it!
I'll have more photos together for more posts soon, but blogger was acting weird last night so I gave up!

23 October 2011

Farewell to the roses

The weather is turning cooler here. For the past few nights we have been in the upper 30's which means pull out the blankets, and get ready to say good-bye to the last of the flowers.
Another month has gone by since I've last blogged, but we have been on the road lately.....up to Connecticut and down to Florida. Mission was accomplished, and I will share photos soon, I promise!
Till then, I wish all of you a happy Sunday!
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