"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old and familiar pillow."WHEW! That little Travelosity guy has nothing on me in the roaming department. Last week was a whirlwind of activity for me and I am looking forward to a little bit of the slow life this week. I can't wait to catch up on some blog reading and respond to my comments over the past week. This little gnome is so glad to roam back home!
I roamed my way deep into the Ozarks to a little town nestled in between mountains and rivers where natural beauty abounds. While there we were able to visit with family, hit our favorite flea market, and drive to one of the area attractions for a stroll through the autumnal beauty taking in wildlife, waterfalls, and natural caves. Here are a few pictures, sorry they are not so clear, it was getting towards dusk when we decided on a drive.It was home again, where I spent Monday working like a little beaver to finish up all the "wish" packages and get them in the mail. I see some of them have arrived at their destination so I think it is safe to show you all the designs now. It was such a joy and a pleasure to bless some of my blog friends!
Tuesday found me working on a new project, sneak peek below, and day one of my shopping adventure began, followed by days two and three. Somewhere mixed in between was my 200th post. There is still time to sign up for the give away, just leave a comment at this link. Tomorrow I will post a winner!Thursday found me frantic cleaning my home, driving into the city for a trip to the mall, returning home to pack, and to fall into a heap of sleep at days end. Friday at a most unholy hour I was out of bed riding shotgun beside Handy Hubby headed down to the Mississippi Gulf Coast where he had to conduct some company business. We managed to log in 1,000 miles of travel in two days time! I think I may be in the running for that little gnomes job yet!I got to sit beside my beloved ocean with the songs of the sea being crooned overhead by the seagulls. The water was very calm with little ruffles of waves gathered across the surface. The sky was overcast with fingers of sunshine poking through now and then. As always there was a sea breeze. For one glorious hour I sat at sea edge absorbing every sight, sound, and smell. We drove down the coastal highway and surveyed post Katrina. My heart and prayers are with those who are still trying to rebuild their homes and lives. I'll be sharing more about this in a later post.We then headed back toward home stopping for the night in McGhee, MS where we found a haven to hide in from the storm that overtook us. After being well rested we meandered to Vicksburg, MS. We have passed this historic city countless times and never taken the time to stop. We toured the Vicksburg National Military Park and drove the scenic tour of the town stopping at points of interest to us. It was and enjoyable day. I will share more of this in a later post also. We made the last leg of our roam that lead us to home sweet home!
I hope you all have a sweetly blessed week this week where ever you may roam!