Monday, July 26, 2010

Colorado Country!

Well, it was time for the family vacation, so we hit the road to Colorful Colorado. I love the mountains and it was time to explore and experience them together as a family! Here we are at the top of Pike's Peak, one of Colorado's many 14,000 + peaks!
Katherine Lee Bates wrote America the Beautiful after an inspiring ride up the peak way back when! Thank-you, Katherine!

Yes, there really was a very steep drop off right behind us, but we had to get the picture!

One shot out of the train car....

We had fun on the cog railway, I would suggest everyone go once...those majestic peaks are incredible!!!

We did a little hiking at Seven Falls....224 steps up to be exact! Needless to say, this Texas girl needed that water!

We also visited Focus on the Family....Rebekah ( I should say we) all like the Chronicles of Narnia series and they have a this fun wardrobe and Narnia room...

Posing as Adventures in Odessy characters....

Stopped to pan for gold at the mining museum! Let's just say we better keep our day jobs!

Hiking in the Garden of gods near Colorado Springs!

Rebekah riding Rainbow in Buena Vista with our friend Denise! Thank-you!

Rebekah is feeding the chipmunks at a very old ghost town called St. Elmo's! Fun!

This is where I worked one summer...I was a soda "jerk" at the San Juan Soda Co. The same wonderful folks still own it and I really loved that job! Everyone was always happy eating ice cream and of course, most of them were also on vacation! If you ever get the chance, go visit Lake City, is just a summer Colorado town, but a wonderful sweet and unchanged for decades...A great Christian Challenge Center is there also called Camp Redcloud, well worth the visit! It was a sweet week and we made some lasting memories!

Bye-bye to "my" moutains, I hope to see you again soon!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Just when you think....

So, I bet you have had this happen to pull up to a sale that looks good but as you are walking up you see 3 of your dealer friends have already been shopping and are loading up their purchases and you think, I missed all the good stuff.....but you are already there, so you have to look anyway. And then when you dig way to the bottom of the box in the farthest shed...
You SPOT "it"...your treasure, whatever it is that makes you smile or you really love! I found mine the other day...vintage christmas, I just love the sparkle, colors and warm memories of Christmas that these ornaments represent! So, I found a treasure after all!
Speaking of Christmas, did you notice??? We posted the Christmas in the Country sale dates at the upper right hand corner and we have extended the sale a day....more time to shop and double check your shopping list!! You might see these balls there and then again, they may be hanging on my tree!
Blessings ~

Saturday, July 3, 2010

South Texas - The last day!

On the last day of our mini-vacation we headed for Port Lavaca and I found this darling milking stool...I loved the woren off blue and the neat bottom part. We spent the day junking, eating sea food at all the local spots....

I loved these colorful doors at Surfside....the beach says summer like nothing else!

Happy Summer to you!!!


Friday, July 2, 2010

South Texas Trip - Part 2!

After a yummy lunch, I spied a garage sale across the street at this very cute gardening I just had to check it out! The smalls I found are above...the nest on a stand is my favorite...
and these are the larger items....did I say that I needed a larger car?? Anyway, I am really good at cramming my "jewels" in the car! Don't you love them..the brown table has great pattern on the wood....just needs a little clean up!

Next on the Texas tour was the town of Shiner Texas....well known for their beer brewery. It has been in operation over 100 years and they give free tours as well as free hubby was happy to sample their varities of flavors.... I loved the sign above!

A picture of the Spoetzl was very interesting to say the least!
Just one more day and the trip was done...a few more pictures and my favorite find later!
Happy 4th of July friends!
~ jodi
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