At the end of February, John and I, along with my totes, headed south. We left the snow behind for the sand!
A few days were spent with relatives in North Carolina where we had lunch and a tour of the Charlotte Speedway - how could I pass up this cute Nascar Teddy Bear?
And then it was off to Myrtle Beach where our room was on the 17th floor!! The view was lovely!
My hand painted cell phone cover: The Hammock Shops : The Sea Captains for dinner:
The weather improved once we returned to NY and it was time to catch up with old friends.
Lunch at Olives Eatery In Baldwinsville with Kathy, where the decor matched my Tote!...
...A trip to Aurora to MacKenzie-Childs with Maureen...
...and how could I pass up a few treasures from M-C?
In March our family celebrated PIRISH - Polish St Patty's Day - a special holiday created by the next generation!
We spent Easter in Ohio with this cute little guy:
I spent a day antiquing and shopping in Delaware, Ohio:
And back in Syracuse, NY I had a lucky find at a local antique store:
In May, "Taylor" and I bought a new car, and named it "Lily":
And shortly after I went to Cape Cod to take care of a friend who had surgery. The week was grey and rainy, but we made a few treks to the beach in Sandwich and Falmouth:
East Sandwich Beach:
Falmouth with Martha's Vineyard in the distance:
The Sandwich boardwalk:
It has been a busy 3 months and we have lots plan for the summer!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to RITA @ Panoply!!
And speaking of Rita, The Traveling Tote group of women had a secret swap and I received lovely gifts from her!!
Some local reading from WV, a lovely green Blenko water pitcher, bear claws for summer salads and a soap wrapped in felted wool....
.....I was certainly spoiled in this swap, and just adore the Blenko glassware, which is made in WV:
And it makes for a prefect vase, too:
These have already been used a few times, another made in WV treasure!
One of the best parts of participating in this Traveling Tote series is enjoying the friends I have made. It's also fun to see where the totes have traveled to, learning about the special places throughout the US and abroad and keeping connected through our love of MacKenzie-Childs products!
Please visit the other travelers in our group:
Debbie with Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths
Linda with Miss Rosie @ More Fun Less Laundry
Sarah with Miss Merri Mac @ Hyacinths for the Soul
Emily with Miss Courtney Childs@ The French Hutch
and "me" with Miss Kenzie and Miss Taylor!
To read how the Traveling Tote began, visit HERE
Our next edition will be on September 1st!