Sunday, November 4, 2007

Back In Town

We are back in town with a fresh set of recharged life batteries! Vacations are wonderful, even if it just means getting in the car (or SUV in our case) and taking a long road trip, as Mr. Shabbyfufu and I just had the pleasure of doing. Luckily for him, he was still able to conduct business pretty much as usual with his Blackberry and the laptop. I tried to get him off that "Crackberry" as much as possible, and we did take some nice hikes in the mountains~where cell reception was non~existent.
We left South Florida early last Friday and stoppe
d to lunch with our younger daughter Kaely, who is a junior at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Lots of Deja Vu moments whenever we are there, as that is our alma mater as well~although we did not know each~other in our college days. Kaely is so excited, as she just found out that she is going to be doing a short semester abroad in Spain and Greece after the Spring Semester! This coming weekend we will be meeting Kaely and our older daughter Kira (with her boyfriend Kenny) up in Orlando (where Kira is a senior at UCF)....as our Kaely is turning 21 and wants to do a family thing in Epcot before the wild ritual 21 partying with her friends ensues! November will be a busy month for us......not a single weekend at home, so I will have to cram alot in to the weekdays.

Back to our trip, we then headed up to North Carolina and drove through the beautiful mountains west to east.....where we have been many times. We have not had the opportunity to visit the Fall color though until this trip.....and it was gorgeous! I had so much fun taking photos with the new camera.....and so as not to bore, will post just a few on the Blog~since I received quite a few email requests (thanks:-). Our favorite part of N.C. is the Blowing Rock, Boone area, where Mr. Shabbyfufu's parents had gone for years in the summer, so we know it quite well. It was COLD in the mornings....at least for us Floridians, with temps in the 20's, but then warming nicely with the sunshine during the day.

We then headed down the mountains and I did lots of website shopping at antique shows, with dealer friends that I have made over the years, and at some fave haunts. I found lots of lovely treasures.....and will be posting on the website at Shabbyfufu as time permits~all through the Holiday Season.

Off to do some unpacking of boxes now, it's going to be like Christmas around here today!
Lots of love to all~ Janet at Shabbyfufu

Pure Glee! (With three layers of warm clothing~lol!)

Mr. Hunky Hub

7 comments:

Gail McCormack said...

Loved reading about your trip Janet, the photos are stunning!! wow the colours! loved the contrast of your pink jacket against the autumn tones in the background. Glad the batteries are recharged and will look forward to seeing some treasures on your website very soon.
Gail xx

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Welcome back, Janet!

Looks like you had so much fun, especially throwing those leaves around. Don't you just love the Fall!

I really enjoyed those photos of the autumn leaves against the reflection of the water..dreamy!

oxox
Jennifer

Alison Gibbs said...

What a wonderful trip. Love your photos. Thanks for sharing your trip.
Alison

Sweet Remembrance said...

Janet...Sounds like a fabulous trip! The photos are wonderful...love the colors too!
Have a great week...
Priscilla

Trisha said...

Great Photos!
Glad that you were able to get away! I can see your good taste in every thing you do, especially in your choice of "hubby". lol Thanks for sharing!
xoxo
Trisha

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Janet,

So glad it was such a great trip! It's always a treat to get away before the real crazy time begins.

The colors in your photos are so beautiful. I am sure the treasures you bought will be, too.
xo Lidy

Sherri said...

What beautiful photos Janet, and it looks like pure re-charged bliss in that one photo of you!!! Just what you needed. Happily wearing pink I see! I am so glad you went on this road trip, and arrived back safely. Oh to be 21 again....Miss Kaely will have fun turning 21, I remember those days (well, it wasn't too long ago!!). So happy that you are back safe and sound! Lots of beautiful items in Gossamer Gliss category!!! I am looking forward to visiting your Website in the coming weeks - to see what fabulous goodies you found!
xoxox Sherri