Archive for March, 2010

Road Trip- Mar 23-24

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Manatee- Really!

Well, I washed up @ AJ & UD’s place on Manasota Key Tues evening. It was a LOOOONG drive from Savannah, but we made it fine. Max (the Prius) and Seymour, the sock monkey navigator, are doing a terrific job.

Having an aunt and uncle w/beachfront property & a boat totally rocks. I highly recommend it. Especially if they’re fun to hang out with as well.

Yesterday, we motored out to the Fishery, where I had gator for the first time. Now I don’t have to do that again. The shrimp/spinach salad was exquisite.

There was a mama manatee & her baby in the water outside the restaurant. Above is the picture 🙁  Manatees are even more unphotogenic than I. (My aunt actually said yesterday “That’s a pretty good picture- for Sara.” I’m legendary.)

But we also saw: Osprey (lots), dolphins (lots), pelicans (lots.) Probably other things that I”m forgetting. And I’m working on a tan. Slow going… I have to sneak up on it to fool the freckles.

Then home for dinner of mostly hors oeuvres from Morton’s. The pepper- crab soup is unbelievable. And the dips are great, too. And then off to bed. A whole new day awaits.

Road trip- Mar 19-22

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

States: VA, NC, SC, GA

Whew! I’ve barely caught up w/myself, let alone the blog.

Let’s see… Friday am I took off from Strasburg, VA & drove to Wilmington, NC, to visit w/a friend from high school. We talk on the phone at least once a wk, but never ran out of things to say all wkend.

Saturday was a gorgeous day. We had lunch out on a pier @ Wrightsville Beach (local shrimp, yum!) And walked on the beach quite a way. Found one piece of sea glass & a few shells. Then on to Carolina & Kure beaches.

I loved looking @ the houses. They’re mostly painted Easter egg colors & are up on stilts. The verandas are a wonder of white woodwork, rockers, hammocks…  I just love verandas & porches.

Sunday wasn’t such a good beach day, but we got a walk in. Then just stayed around the house, chatting & cracking pecans.

Monday, I was off to the races, and Seymour the sock monkey was once again busy navigating me. Now I’m heading down to Sarasota to see AJ & UD. It’s been pointed out that the same main hwy leads to Key West.

Maybe I’ll download some Jimmy Buffett & see what happens?

TGIF #23

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Blessed Equinox to all of you of the pagan persuasion… The night sky has been fantastic out on the farm, with hardly any moon to interfere.

Well, I’m off again. Cain is helping to pack up the Prius this AM, and then I’m off! First stop is Wilmington, NC, to visit CP. Plans? BEACH.

I’m going to miss a lot of the folks here.Yesterday, it seemed like everyone was showing up @ the farm to say goodbye. I got to pass out some of my new “calling cards.” They just have my name, email & website. (Oh, and a heart. But you knew that.)  This way I can stop scribbling them on scraps of paper for people I meet. So much nicer.

I got in two really good yoga classes this wk. Who knew that the Shenandoah had really super yoga teachers? Janice & Balika are both terrific! Last night was with Janice Williams & the yoga farmgrrls. Quite a workout! And fun catching up w/all of them & pictures of Miss Nellie the pig, too. My, she’s grown! I can remember when she was knee-high to a beer can.

Here are a few links to keep you smiling:

TGIF #22

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Benefit Cosmetics spokesmodel

Yes, I know… it’s not Friday. Somehow, you all managed to survive the weekend without links. (Except those of you who expired from silliness deprivation. Sorry.)

Well, sorting piles of things, doing “space clearing” on a lot of different levels, helping my mom buy a new car (Hyundai Elantra Touring ), making contact w/friends before I leave again on Friday. And a lot of staring @ the rain.

I was really having fun striding around the farm, exploring little corners. And then the deluge. Now, I actually like rain. But striding around in clay mud after about 4 days of rain is no one’s idea of a good time. It’s supposed to stop tomorrow. There are lots of flowers coming up & the hay field is turning green before my eyes.

Here are a few links for you, to brighten up your week!