Showing posts with label travel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label travel. Show all posts

Friday, August 26, 2011

insta-friday :: week 5

Another week in Instagram photos! And this time I am actually posting on Friday! As I mentioned last week, we we took a little trip this past weekend to Virginia. We spent Saturday in Colonial Williamsburg. We all loved it, but you really need more than one day to experience it, so we hope to go back very soon.

{Who knew the kids would love the hoop and stick game so much?}

{This was our audio enjoyment for the ride home. Fitting since we were in Virginia.}

{The ride home was quite rainy.}

{My girl's drawings of our family and my boy's first diagrams!}

{He loves reading and listening to audio books.}

{She wore this vest everyday this week except for when she wanted to dress like her owl.}

{Roasted sweet potatoes are nothing new, but these were particularly delicious.}

{Possibly the strangest thing I have every seen at the thrift store, and I've seen a lot.}

I hope you all had a great week!

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

goats on the roof

While we were in Helen this past weekend, we took a few minutes to stop by a place called Goats on the Roof (even though it was rainy and chilly, hence the dark photos). When I saw a sign announcing that it was up ahead, I assumed it was just the crazy name of some souvenir shop or something. While it was somewhat a souvenir shop, it did indeed have goats on the roof!

You could even feed the goats using foot power! They had these bicycles rigged up with feeding cups. You put your food in the cup, pedaled away and the cup would be delivered to the goat. The kids loved it!

{I love the look of determination on Lucy's face.}

{The cup rising to greet the goat}

{The goats were more than willing to partake of the food.}

They also had some mining set up for free. The man working there assured Larkin he wouldn't find anything. Way to dash the hopes of the young, fella. However, as you can see above, Michael celebrated his discovery of some gold.

So often while traveling I see places on the side of the road where I wish we could stop. I love when we can take the time to visit little gems like this. I guess I love to feed our curiosity. Not to mention, the benefit of just getting the kids out of the car. You never know what sorts of things you will find. Like these lovely folks just up the road at Fred's Famous Peanuts.

Do you like to stop at places like this? Do you have any favorites?

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

beachy :: part 2

This is one of my favorite streets in St. Augustine. It is so beautiful and the porches are full of flowers and greenery. I loved driving and walking down this street multiple times last week.

You know what else I loved? Eating at a restaurant on the beach called Mango Mango's. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is so fun!

One of our traditions is to visit the St. Augustine Beach Farmer's Market on Wednesday morning. This year seemed larger than previous years. My favorite vendor was there (all the bread and pastries you could ever want) and several new favorites including a beekeeper who answered a whole lot of questions from me ( I hope to own a few hives one day).

And I don't know about you, but our local farmer's market does not have a vendor with starfish. It is fitting for a beach one, though.

A trip to the beach would not be complete without some Fiesta Falls miniature golf (at least not for the kids). And it is right next door to the condo, so it couldn't be more convenient. I love my girl's putting form.

This was the first year that we took the kids to Castillo de San Marcos. We all loved the cannons. Especially these made in Sevilla, Spain, a place near and dear to our hearts. We went on a mission trip there several years ago and made some dear friends.

I took this last photo as a storm was approaching while we rushed into the Santa Maria restaurant where the main draw is that you get to feed the fish (and some birds) through a hole next to your table.

I miss the town so much, but I love that we have plenty of happy memories!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


We just returned from a wonderful week at the beach. I am always sad when we leave. I actually get sad a couple of days before we leave just thinking about going home. Pathetic, right? Maybe. But I can't help it. I just feel so different when we are there. No stress, just peacefulness. I love the salty air and the roaring ocean. It sets everything right. (This necklace says it all.)

These peeps love it too...

This year my sweet girl learned how to swim a bit and we had a hard time keeping her out of the water. And this was one of her favorite things to do...

That is some seriously good form. As is this...

Who knows, maybe they will turn out to be Olympic divers.

Lucy wasn't the only one to learn something new. Larkin was excited to find a boogie board in the condo and he had a blast with it.

And I just have to post another photo of the girl and her hat (that she says is a bear hat, though I've never seen a bear with stripes). The hat gets constant compliments. It is pretty swell, isn't it?

This past week has definitely refreshed me. My head feels a bit clearer and I feel ready to take on some summer projects. Yay for summer!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

what a view

I would like to start out by saying that I live in North Carolina. But I want there to be no mistake that I am a Georgia girl through and through (this could be a post all on its own, but we will save that for another day). That is why I was so happy to see this sign this weekend:
{I promise there was a blue sky behind this sign. I didn't have time to fool with the camera settings since we were stopped in the middle of the road!}

We went to the town of Helen for Michael's family reunion. This was the first time it was held in the mountains and the drive was gorgeous. I wish I could have taken photos of some of the scenes during the drive, but I was a little bit busy trying to keep my nausea to a minimum.

{The view from our room was beautiful. I found myself just sitting a staring out the window.}

During the first day of the reunion we took the kids to Anna Ruby Falls. For those of you who close enough to visit, you should definitely go. It is a very short paved hike up to the falls and it is gorgeous.

{This rock jutted out toward the paved walk and this tree had managed to grow in between it!}

We had a great time at the reunion. And all of our auction items did well. Now that we are back I do find myself craving boiled peanuts and Georgia peaches (there really are none like them). It is a good thing my mama is coming for a visit this weekend!
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