Monday, March 25, 2013

From Spring Sunrise to a spring winter Storm!

We've been traveling a bit and went from this...

To this...

In a time span of a day! First we drove from Des Moines to Augusta in two days...spent the night in Paducah. Wasn't it nice of my hubs to plan that stop for me so I could shop in the quilt stores? Only problem was that the stores closed at 3:00 on Saturday afternoon...what a Tease! We did enjoy an evening strolling through downtown Paducah. The streets were empty and I know in a few weeks that will not be the case when the city fills up with all those quilters attending the big quilt show!

Our stay in Augusta was full of excitement. We had a huge storm which knocked out the power so we had a little fun playing cards by candlelight!


Then we drove to Folly Beach and enjoyed some nice sunshine! My nephew Aiden loved digging for shells. He had a few pounds worth when he left at the end of our stay! Isn't he a handsome young man! Such a cutie and full of well behaved energy! We are proud of how he is maturing!

His little sis, MaKenna, is also a doll ! So happy to let anyone hold her and get some sugar! We all took turns holding her and loved seeing how much she's grown since we saw her in December.

These two kept us entertained while we were indoors...

Charelston was a beautiful historic city to explore! The girls wanted to climb on this old tree for a snapshot. My family is growing up! We missed my son-in-law this fine day as he joined us the next day.

Drove through rain and sunshine, then snow as we made our way home. It was so bad in St. Louis, my hubs decided to take a break from driving and watch the big basketball game...Ohio State, where he went to college, vs. Iowa State, where my middle daughter currently attends! We got out of the heavy sleet and snow and ate at AppleBee's to watch the second half of the game. The snow was so bad, the TV's would not we ran out to the car to get the iPad and finished watching the close game! This is what other diners witnessed for an hour as the game was a nail biter! It could have been anyone's game...but Ohio State won in the last few seconds. Nothing like a good basketball game during March Maddness! We also celebrated my youngest's 17th b'day! She had a surprise cake and ice cream after the game was finished! Happy Birthday Katie!

The snow was about 6" deep by now on unplowed roads so we decided to stay the night and drive in safer conditions today. A good decision as the roads were cleared for the most part and we don't have the fear of sliding off the road today. Traveling at 25 mph for 400 miles was not a good outlook yesterday so travel is much better today at a normal pace! Another hour and we should be home safe and sound!

I have been stitchin' when the roads are smooth enough and have read two and a half great books to keep me entertained while hubs does the driving! Vacation is good, but we'll be glad to get home safe and sound! I'll show pics of my stitching in the next post!

Take care,




  1. We had a vacation home in Charleston for 7 years. We bought it when we lived in Michigan. I sure don't miss the snowy 15 hour drives. What a bummer that you missed the chance to shop in Paducah.

  2. It looks like you are having a wonderful vacation, even with the crazy weather.
    It is nice that you can visit beautiful places and family at the same time.


  3. Looks like everyone had a wonderful vacation - despite the bad weather!
    Hope you are home now safe, sound and cozy warm!

  4. Looks like you had a great time! Beautiful picture of your lovely family!