Sunday, December 1, 2019

Tales of the Traveling Tote #21 .

September 2019

 I enjoyed a girl's trip to NYC with a spectacular room overlooking Central Park

The only way to drink champagne!!!  

You can read about NYC here


It was apple pickin' time in Central NY....

...and the foliage was stunning this year:

There was lots of baking and decorating this month....


The first day of Nov brought me to Union Springs and Aurora for the first Fall Warehouse Sale.  To view the photos of the Farmhouse, go HERE.  

Later in the month we traveled to Virginia for Thanksgiving - I needed to fill Miss Kenzie with lots of books and mags to keep my eyes OFF the road - I am a terrible passenger!!

We enjoyed our grandsons and the pups...and the "boys" played a little football:

Sara and Carter made the Thanksgiving Centerpiece for the "parents to be":

We also got to spend some time walking around Washington DC to see the monuments and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

It was a fun fall onto our GIVEAWAY:

Make sure you visit Emily and leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway this month!

Stop by to see where the other Traveling Totes went to this Fall:

Debbie with Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths 
Emily with Miss Courtney ChildsThe French Hutch
Jenna with Miss Coquille @The Painted Apron
Linda P with Miss Lola @ Life and Linda
Patti with Miss Kenzie @ Pandora's Box  You are here!
Rita with Miss Luna C Panoply 
Sarah with Miss Merri Mac @ Hyacinths for the Soul
Jackie and Miss Madi K @ Purple Chocolat Home
Ricki Jill and Countess De MonetThe Sketchy Reader
Cherry Kay and Carrie Ann HallEntertaining Women  

Join us on January 15th for a special post where we will share something very special with you and also have a GRAND giveaway!  Here's a hint:

See you then!

Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. You are one of the most busiest ladies I know, keeping the roads hot, no matter what month! It's a good thing you have links to all your trips, so many! Your NYC trip looked absolutely spectacular, and the seasonal trip through NY's beautiful fall displays the best example of what fall truly is at it's best. I love your DC trip too, especially seeing the grands be able to enjoy and interact with our fabulous museum exhibits. It had to be something bigger than life for the boys.
    As always, it's a treat to see your travels and be your virtual companion. Happy December!

  2. Patti, you've certainly had a lot of fall fun traveling around. LOL, I relate to your "terrible passenger" label. I always love to visit NYC. I always enjoy your visits to MC and seeing the farm. With all this I'm sure your favorite trip was the one to see those cuties. Grands are the best. Happy December Patti..........

  3. What fun to have a room in NYC overlooking Central Park! You just take us all over the beautiful state of New York - I just love that! I have only been to Washington DC once and I went with my daughter. Hubby has never been. He would just love it! You truly have the most MC fun, and I can't believe your collection of different totes! You always look fabulous and stylish with them. Can't wait for the Grand Giveaway!

  4. I agree Patti, you do keep the road hot! So many great fall adventures! Fun family times, and you did bake so many temptations that I want to try! I can't believe it's now Dec. 1 and time to put Fall behind us and start the holiday madness! I love the photo of you in Aurora and the ones of you and your husband in DC. Also love the teaser photo for Jan, so excited for the big reveal! Ho ho ho, on we go!

  5. Patti, you and John are always on the go. I admire that! Fun times with friends and family make life complete!
    I so enjoy seeing your beautiful fall color, and the sights of DC. I'm beyond excited to share our January post. Fun teaser!

  6. Lovely post Patti, the girl's trip looks like a blast. I envy you because of your proximately to Mackenzie Childs. You and john always have the best fun. We need to get out more. The fall colors are gorgeous. Love all of your totes and you look fabulous in your stylin outfit.

  7. Miss Kenzie and her siblings have so much fun! We had a wondeful fall, and I am trying not to book too much for December so I can ENJOY my home with family and friends. So nice that you were able to spend some time walking around DC to see the monuments and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Time was well spent with the Grands! Happy December, let the magic begin!

  8. I love that you and Miss Kenzie have fun like you do. I really enjoy your pictures and traveling along with you on your wonderful trips. DC is amazing and NYC is, too. Have a great December. xo Diana

  9. You have been traveling! Every location looks like loads of fun.
    I enjoyed traveling with you and enjoy your Instagram feed.
    Love all the treats you bake.

  10. Get travel adventures!
    It was good seeing you again at the Fall Warehouse Sale.
    Love your magazine idea in your tote. You are one of the most clever people I know.

  11. You and your bag have been to many awesome places this fall. I enjoyed looking at the photos and glad you had fun in NY and Washington D.C. It sounds like you had a nice Thanksgiving. Happy December.
    Hugs, Julie

  12. What a fun fall! I have always wanted to visit Washington and see the museums.