Monday, February 22, 2010

Vacations, Valentines and Vitamins

This is the last week of our month-long vacation in Sunny Alabama. We've had it all weather-wise - from thundersnows, to snow to freezing temps to balmy 74 degrees. February had it all. But, locals tell us this February weather is not at all normal for this area so we're determined to come back and try again. Of course, the free golf has a lot to do with it, too. LOL! Yesterday, we traveled to Fort Pickens in Pensacola, Florida. My DH and his friend Joe are camera buffs. Between the two, there are several hundred photo snaps and videos as well. Here's a video of the shoreline. Don't you just LOVE the music? I'll admit I'm not a water baby, but after this past winter, being on a seashore where the temp is moderate and the wind is balmy does tend to rejuvenate one! Check out my Facebook page and click on photos of the fort itself.

Before I left, I had a hard decision what to bring with me for hobby time while my DH was on the links. I had wanted to stay in touch with my upline as far as Stampin' UP! goes, so she suggested I only bring one set of stamps, and coordinating paper and ink to show what can be done with such limitations. So, I did several valentines just before I left and mailed them out and then brought the store with me anyway. Of course, I didn't take pictures of them. Talk about limitations! I did do three birthday cards for March gals over at Cardmaker Magazine, but I can't post them until later in March because I've just mailed them out! Arrrggghhh!! So, guess there will be no pictures of cards.

That's it for now. I do wish I had done more blogging while we were here. Nearly every day was some kind of adventure....or not. It's hard to go back and try to recapture each day or at least each adventure and tell about it. I will say having high speed internet access was definitely a PLUS in my book. At one time, we had 3 puters and an iPod going here at the condo!! The ink was just flyin' off those keys!! LOL!!

Thanks to our friends and family who came down and shared some of these good times with us.



  1. Melanie,

    I came to see what you were up to. I hadn't seen you around the CardMaker website for awhile so I was just checking on you. Sounds like vacation was great! We do love Gulf Shores and Ft. Morgan!

    Welcome home and I hope to see more of your work displayed!

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