Friday, December 1, 2017

Tales of the Traveling Tote #13

The Tales of the Traveling Tote is a series of adventures that share where our Mackenzie Childs tote bags have taken us.  Four times a year a group of bloggers each write a connected post about the places we have been. We have built incredible friendships through our blogs and we hope you enjoy our tales as much as we do!

To read about how it all began, go HERE

Meet Miss Kenzie:

  

In September, we had quite a few days of 80' weather, so we spent a weekend in the Lake Placid area, which is exactly a 4 hour drive from our home.


The Gondola ride up to the top of Little Whiteface is the fastest gondola trip in in North America and it has the highest vertical drop in the east!

Below, top right, is Lake Placid Lake:


The Ausable River runs along the roadside and even thought the foliage was not vibrant this season, we got to enjoy the beautiful scenery!


Miss Kenzie enjoyed a trip to the Pumpkin Patch....


...as well as our yearly trek to Beak and Skiff Apple Orchard:


In late October the Traveling Tote bloggers met in NYC....



and you can read about that memorable weekend here or view the video here...



...and I enjoyed some shopping and champagne at Henri Bendel:


Herald Square is one of my favorite places to sit and people-watch:


A few days later Mom wanted to go to Mackenzie-Childs, about an hour away, so we spent the day in Aurora.  Miss Kenzie will never pass up the opportunity to return to the "Motherland":


After a very warm October, November arrived with lots of rain and cooler weather and even some snow!

Mom and I saw the Lion King - great show!

At the end of November we went to Ohio for a baby shower for my daughter (expecting grandson #2), To Rochester to spend Thanksgiving with family and I also hosted an engagement party for my other daughter in Rochester, Miss Kenzie spent a lot of time stuffed in the back seat of the car....


...and filled with supplies...


...so now it is time for her to be stuffed with blankets by the fireplace and to settle in for a long, cold, snowy winter:




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I am hosting the Traveling Tote Giveaway, so please leave a comment to be entered!




Come along and travel with:
Debbie with Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths 
Emily with Miss Courtney ChildsThe French Hutch
(You are here) Patti with Miss Kenzie @ Pandora's Box
Jenna with Miss Coquille @The Painted Apron
Katie with Miss Daisy @ Preppy Empty Nester
Linda G with Miss Poppy @ More Fun Less Laundry
Linda P with Miss Lola @ Life and Linda
Rita with Miss Luna C Panoply 
Sarah with Miss Merri Mac @ Hyacinths for the Soul
and our new traveler: 
Jackie and Miss Madi K @ Purple Chocolat Home





Although Susan (@Checkeredsox on Instagram) is not a member of our Traveling Tote group, I was fortunate enough to meet her at the M-C Barn Sale in July.  I love this photo she sent me from her recent trip to England, with her M-C tote!


Join us for our next Traveling Tote Adventure:


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24 comments:

  1. It looks like an awful fun three months, Patti! Great idea to put blankets in Miss Kenzie during the winter months. Have a great weekend.

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  2. You are always on the go, and it sure was fun going back and reading through your journeys. The Lake Placid trip already has me wishing for better weather, and winter hasn't even begun. Those are gorgeous pictures! Having the tote filled with a throw or two, along with a book or magazine sounds perfect for winter. Have a great weekend.

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  3. You are constantly on the go Patti, and Miss Kenzie looks especially beautiful sporting her MKC roses! I truly loved all the NYC photos and hearing about the fun, and Susan's photo in the phone booth is just wonderful! Living so close to "the Motherland" must be an awful temptation! Miss Kenzie also looks quite cozy near your hearth, surrounded by her MKC "cousins!" Thank you so much for leading us all on this Merry journey of friendship, travels and tote adventures!
    Jenna

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  4. Patti, such amazing views from your trip to Lake Placid. How nice it's only a four hour drive away. Love all your recent adventures and a very special one you enjoyed not so long ago with the engagement. Looks like Miss Kenzie is all set to settle in for a long winter's night! Have a wonderful weekend..........

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  5. Patti, Miss Merri Mac and I would have a difficult time keeping up with you. You cover a lot of territory! I think living in upstate NY must be lovely with all the beautiful sights within easy travel distance. Texas, not so much!
    I'm still savoring the memory of the fun times we shared in NYC. You have organized the TT group from the beginning and done an exceptional job. Thank you! I feel so fortunate to have met you and the other girls. What a fun, talented, and interesting group of women.
    Thanks for showing me interesting new places in NY. I love knowing about new things and have new experiences.
    Merry, Merry to you and your family. Exciting year ahead for you with a new grandson and a new son-in-law. Congratulations!

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  6. PS. Forgot to say, I adore the cute photo of Susan in England. Classic with the red telephone booth. That would make a great Christmas card!

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  7. I like the traveling totes stories and want a Mackenzie Childs large tote now.
    Also would be thrilled to win your give a way
    Your New York trips are so fun to read also

    Janice

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  8. I like the traveling totes stories and want a Mackenzie Childs large tote now.
    Also would be thrilled to win your give a way
    Your New York trips are so fun to read also

    Janice

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  9. Wow, you have traveled a lot with Miss Kenzie. I hope you find time to rest....LOL Love your adventures. I feel so fortunate to have met you along with the other traveling tote gals. We did have a ball in NYC. It's great how you shared some of your favorite places. I wonder where you will visit next. Enjoy this time of year Patti. Merry Christmas.

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  10. Great post Patti. Have a wonderful Christmas season❤

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  11. I loved looking at your travels with your MC tote Miss Kenzie! I have never been to Lake Placid and it looks so beautiful. I can't believe how gorgeous it is. I bet it's really nice when the leaves change colors. What a fun idea for your group of bloggers and your travels with your bags. I look forward to the next one. I would love to be entered into your giveaway.
    Thanks for offerening one.
    Julie

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  12. Thanks for offering this giveaway! I'd love to enter. I found my way here through another blog- and I'm adding you to my list!

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  13. I love seeing the photos of your adventure with Miss Kenzie! Hopefully she'll meet the Countess de Monet soon because she came in this afternoon. I was so happy!!! I'm taking her to the Judson College Christmas Tea and Vespers tomorrow. :D

    I love apples, and I enjoy visiting orchards and farms. Down here we visit peach and pecan orchards!

    I must ask: What was your favorite part of the NYC trip? It looks like y'all were having fun everywhere you went!

    xo,
    RJ

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  14. Lots of exciting travel and companionship for the toters. Easy to grap, go and identify as the chic bag lady accessory item. Lynn

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  15. It looks like you all had so much fun! I love the traveling tote stories! What a neat way to spend time together!

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  16. Patti, without you, this group would not have happened! What a great and fun idea to travel with our totes! You certainly had a wonderful fall, and the icing on the cake was our wonderful New York City trip. A trip Joe and I will NEVER forget! Merry December to you and Miss Kenzie, and many more Happy Travels!

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  17. I love Miss Kenzie all snuggled up next to the fireplace! Hubby was just saying how he loves soft and cuddly blankets during the winter. I think Miss Madi K may have to step it up!
    Thanks for inviting me into your group so warmly! I think you ladies are just the funnest and so glad to be a part of this. What wonderful places Miss Kenzie got to go, especially to the Motherland! I have to laugh at one of my favorite photos - stuffed into the back of the car!!! That is so darling.

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  18. I love reading about the traveling tote adventures! She is more traveled than I am for sure!

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  19. I can only dream. I love my memory of Sarah’s visit here for a Quimper auction several years ago. I’m thrilled that you all got to share time together in wonderful NYC. Thanks for taking us along on your journeys. CherryKay

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  20. Hi Patti, I've only been on that gondola in the winter, long ago, and the view from the top was white and sparkly with temps below zero. So cold! I must return to see the foliage. Maybe our Tribe can meet there and ride the gondola and the bobsled together! You have such an exciting year ahead--a new baby and a wedding!! I really enjoyed our day together in NYC and I'm looking forward to the next meeting of the Tribe. But I hope you are mistaken about the long, cold, snowy winter ahead! A dusting on Christmas Eve and Day, followed by a bit of snowflake refreshment now and then will be just enough for me! Linda

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  21. Debbie's post on your Traveling Tote gals led me here! What fun you have! I've been a cyber friend of Debbie for over 10 years, I believe, and I follow checkersox on Instagram too :) I'm another MC lover and that MC holiday bowl is gorgeous!

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  22. What a cute post and such lovely pictures of you and Miss Kenzie's travels. I'm looking forward to sharing in the fun with my tote. It will arrive in a week. I was most fortunate to find a brand new one on Ebay. Have a great week!

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  23. I hopped over here from Sarah's blog! What fun you lovely ladies have had! Would be thrilled to win your sweet giveaway. (I'm having one today too so hurry over to visit me) Hugs, Diane

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  24. I love to travel and plan to do a lot more once I'm retired. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely vase.

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