Welcome to the 10th edition of Tales of the Traveling Tote!
The last 3 months have been quiet around here, the NY winters can turn anyone into hibernation mode!
So, here's what the my Traveling Totes have been up to:
At the beginning of December my dear friend Maureen, I met Debbie (right) from Mountain Breaths, and her friend Colleen(left) for brunch at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY:
After a scrumptious meal and long chats, we went to a craft show, all donning our different Courtly Check bags:
December was a snowy month, but my totes came in handy for holiday shopping!
My "side kick/delivery man" helped deliver holiday gifts this year:
This is the typical color of Syracuse in January - brown, grey and white! It can be quite dreary!
And it's been a long winter...
And it's been a long winter...
I added a new tote to my stash - don't ask why!
At the end of January, my "newly engaged" daughter and I went to the Finger Lakes for a bridal show at Glenora Winery and also stopped at a few other wineries for "tastings", Fox Run being one of our favorites! This daughter will find any excuse to get me on a winery tour! And I am an easy tag-a-long!
The winery is located on Seneca Lake, the largest of the glacial Finger Lakes of the U.S. state of New York, and the deepest lake entirely within the state. It is promoted as being the lake trout capital of the world, and is host of the National Lake Trout Derby. Because of its depth and relative ease of access, the US Navy uses Seneca Lake to perform test and evaluation of equipment ranging from single element transducers to complex sonar arrays and systems. The lake takes its name from the Seneca nation of Native Americans.
This is the north end of Seneca Lake, in the city of Geneva, New York, home of Hobart and William Smith Colleges and the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, a division of Cornell University. At the south end of the lake is the village of Watkins Glen, New York, famed for auto racing and waterfalls.
A few days later, John and I were invited to the soft opening of the new del Lago Casino, in the same area. They have a lovely MacKenzie-Childs store in this Casino and you can read about it here. We enjoyed a few drinks and I made a little purchase at the store - OH, and we gambled away a few dollars, too!
Valentines Day was spent back at del Lago Casino, we are not really gamblers, but enjoy dropping a few dollars in the slots now and then.....
....and John bought me a yellow bloom at Savor, the MC store:
I also picked up a birthday gift, bridal shower gift and a wedding gift:
My totes and I are off to cruise the Caribbean in a few weeks!
After a long cold, snowy winter, we deserve it!
The Traveling Tote group is offering another "giveaway".
Sarah at Hyacinths for the Soul
is hosting this time, so hop on over and leave her a sweet comment to be entered!
and don't forget to visit the other TT posts!
Welcome to our new friends who have decided to travel along with us: Jenna and Katie!
Debbie with Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths
Emily with Miss Courtney Childs@ The French Hutch
Patti with Miss Kenzie and Miss Taylor @ "Pandora's Box"
Rita with Miss Luna C @ Panoply
Sarah with Miss Merri Mac @ Hyacinths for the Soul
To read about how the Tales of the Traveling Tote began, go HERE
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