vacation day 1

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.



Rich drove me to the airport when the stars were still out and the moon was bright and beautiful.  It was 15 degrees.  My love and I shivered until the heat warmed up the vehicle……he left me with kisses and a wave at the airport and I was on my way.


The first flight into Atlanta, GA was uneventful.  I was in the very last seat in the back of the plane, without even a window.  A young woman sat beside me and promptly fell asleep.  I read from the book Beth recommended to me,  The Deed of Paksenarrion, by Elizabeth Moon.  I also read As a Man Thinketh (an old purchase on my kindle).  I had forgotten my Bible and needed something for my soul and if you are interested in a good application of Phillipians 4:8, this is highly worth reading.  I jotted down quotes in my journal.  Here is one:

There is no physician
like cheerful thought
for dissipating
the ills of the body.

James Allen

At the Atlanta airport, I scurried to gate 26D to catch my next flight to Bruswick, GA.  This was an “up and down flight” meaning, just as soon as we were up, we were coming down.  A nice, short flight in a little plane.  I worked on my crochet and did some more reading.


The view from my window~pretty fluff clouds~


By 11:30 in the morning, I had arrived safely to spend the week (until Friday) with my parents on Jekyll Island.  I gave Dad a quick call and they came to pick me up at the airport.  I was ready, standing outside, to get a picture as they drove up.  I love Mom’s happy smile.


I am so blessed by healthy, active, Christian parents.

They had scoped out Brunswick that morning, and found a few antique shops to take me to.  But first, we enjoyed lunch at the Golden Corral and then picked up rejuvinating coffees from Mickie D’s.





Can you believe it, fiesta lovers?  The first place we visited had a mess of vintage fiestaware.  It was lovely to see, upstairs, tucked away and scattered about a small room.



I bought a forest green saucer, shiny and small, easy to take home.  It will be a nice addition to my display of green in the dining room.



for my boys to see


a page from a handmade cookbook with a wallpaper cover

“Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives, and remembering what one receives.”


I bought this book, all about African Violets.  It is filled with line illustrations and it makes me smile.  I admire the art of houseplants and this book does a good job at instilling a respect for learning about plants….a whole book all about the humble African Violet!

“Through the neighborly exchange of leaves
or the reciprocal mailing of them
to unmet but not unknown distant “violet friends”
almost every desired variety may be acquired
and the windows of a house soon filled
with oncoming youngsters.”

Helen Van Pelt Wilson

Isn’t that a great quote?  I love it.  I copied it into my journal along with a sketch of the flowers..


At the last place I found Kangaroos that reminded me of my dear friend Christie, who is about to move back to the USA after living in Australia for three years.


A kangaroo collection?  How fun!



I didn’t buy them but I probably should have:  A Millie and a Willie penguin!

Rich’s DAD’s name is Willie, and Willie has a sister named Millie!!!!!!  It’s Dad and Aunt Millie as penguins!


Sitting in the same glass case as Millie and Willie were these beautiful fiesta serving utensils, I think they were 168.00, and a vintage tumbler.


Done with our afternoon of antiquing we drove over the bridge and got settled into the hotel room.

Mom and I then went for a Very Windy Walk…it was about 54 degrees and perhaps about 40 with the wind.






shells in our hand, sand on our feet, brought back to the room.

For dinner we went to the Driftwood Bistro where Dad got to laughing (a laughing fit) as we waited half an hour for a table.

I had a grilled chicken tenderloin dinner with sweet potato soufflé and green beans, with peach cobbler for dessert.

Indeed, I went to bed with a full stomach and slept so good after a wonderful vacation day 1.


Day 2 is beginning by yours truly tip tapping out a blog post from the hotel pull out sofa bed in my PJ’s next to a view of the ocean.  Mom and Dad are out walking, and we look forward to warmer temperatures today.

Mom gave me a cup of coffee before they left and when the get back we shall have breakfast.


(((much love)))) to you, my friends, and God bless you.


PS, my side of the suite


15 thoughts on “vacation day 1

  1. THE FIESTA! I Love the covered dishes…I want one in blue!
    The vintage colors are so, so pretty to look at. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    Enjoy the beach and the time with your parents…how special!

    • That’s so neat, Nicole! And you noticed them, even as a little girl. I like houseplants and I really feel the need to get another African Violet now (I used to have one but it died). Thank you so much for commenting! xo

    • I thought of you when I shopped at that girlie clothing store today. The prices on the beautiful smocked dresses were $$! You could be selling yours for a profit!

  2. Ooh! Fun!!! Did your husband survive? I bet hes glad to have you back!:) Love the little penguins!:) Neat books!:)
    thanks for sharing!:).

    • I am not going home until Friday! But, he is doing just fine, he is perfectly capable and I think it’s good for him to be home with the children! good for him and for them, too. 🙂

  3. Such wonderful looking antique stores. It made me want to explore! The fiesta ware looks so colorful and pretty. Your time sounds wonderful, rest, exploring, laughter! Enjoy!

  4. Thanks for thinking of me, Shanda. I love the kangaroo display, but I think I like the penguins even better! I was also very happy to see the Antique sign that said, “Collectibles” on it, because Australians spell that word with an “a,” (Collectables), and it really makes me crazy! Enjoy the rest of your week … hugs.

  5. Awww… 🙂 What a wonderful vacation! Love the beach shots. We are close to the coast, so it holds a special place in my heart. I can hear the excitement in your writing. So happy you were able to get away with your parents. So sweet.

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