Monday, March 31, 2014

Ruby Tuesday

I'm posting at Ruby Tuesday today.  

August 2013 - Nova Scotia

Weekly Recap - Lafayette LA - Mobile AL- Atlanta GA - Myrtle Beach SC

  • March 2014 - Mobile AL

Sunday saw us driving from Lafayette LA to Mobile AL.

Mobile is a charming town, but it was Sunday and nothing was opened.

From Mobile we headed to just outside Atlanta GA.

This is our last day of travel for at least eight days as we relax in Myrtle Beach.

It was nice to be settled and we had to rearrange all the suitcases to find warmer clothes to wear and pack away stuff that we wouldn't need until we get home. Dinner was a beef stew with lots of vegetables.

Wednesday was our day to catch up on mail and reading after seven days on the road. We also straightened out our timeshare contract with Wyndham.

Thursday we decided to have a late lunch as we were picking up friends at the airport later that night.

Full Irish breakfast, delish!

 Since it was late we had cheese, bread and wine while we got caught up.

Friday we had a lazy day and walked out for lunch. We headed to Hot Diggitty Dog and had some old-fashioned fun food. Deep fried pickles, hot dog, ham wrap, BLT and ham and cheese sandwich.

It was pouring rain when we were leaving the diner so we waited until it let up and then headed back. 

Not a healthy selection but good!!

Sweet potato fries!

The guys did groceries and then took the car for an oil change. We had roasted chicken, potatoes and broccoli for dinner.

Saturday was a rainy misty day but our plan was to go shopping. After a big breakfast cooked by John we were of to the factory outlets for the girls and the guys went to a golf shoe outlet, we then met up for some more shopping.
We ordered pizza for dinner.

City Daily Photo Theme - March 1

City Daily Photo - Taking you around the world every day.

Posting at City Daily Photo Theme Days.

March theme is "Triangles" 

February 2014 - Mazatlan Mexico

I had thought this would be difficult. But once I mentioned it to John he was driven to point triangles out to me.
The exterior wall around the condo, taken from the bus stop as Hubby pointed out the triangles.

Dreaming of France

August 2012 - Giverny France

For this week's post I am going to redirect you to my post detailing our visit to Monet's Garden. it was such an amazing place to visit and definitely a highlight of our river cruise.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Scavenger Hunt Sunday - Mar 30

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

The rules are simple:

  1. Anyone can participate.
  2. You’re encouraged to take five new photos this week for the challenge. Creativity is also encouraged!
  3. If you get stumped, you may use one photo from your archive (although I’m not too strict about it – I do my best to take fresh shots).
  4. Link up here on Sunday (or Tuesday at the latest) – you can use the button above.
  5. Leave comments for at least five entries around yours (with so many new participants each week, it’s the only way I know to be inclusive
  6. Have fun

March 2014 - Myrtle Beach SC

What IS that? * See below...

Yum - for some it would be something sweet, for me seafood!

On the Road - easy we have been on the road since March 18 until Tuesday March 25 this week - from Las Vegas to Myrtle Beach.

On the Shelf

Bad Habit - mine - not hanging up my clothes.

* What is it?

Song-ography Mar 30

Here's a new fun meme to join! You'll Shoot Your Eye Out rules are:

1.  Would be kinda cool if you would link back to my blog somewhere...ANYWHERE
2.  Would be kinda cool if you "followed" me.  Not to the bathroom or anything creepy...just here in blog-land.
3.  Please link up using your permalink URL.
4.  Photos MAY or MAY NOT be recently taken.  Heck, sometimes you might see a song title and think "I ALREADY have an amaaaaaaazing photograph for that song title!"  No reason you shouldn't use it.  Amazing is amazing regardless of when it's taken, right?
5.  Would be kinda cool if you'd visit some of the other participants and leave a kind word or two.  I'm from Philly, and you KNOW we have a rep for being the kindest and friendliest peeps in the world :)
6.  You may have one photo,  or drop a photo bomb of photos in your link up post.  Just please make sure your photo(s) are an interpretation of the song title for the week. 
7.  Link-up will be available beginning Sunday mornings.
8.  Tell lots, and LOTS of your blogging friends so I don't feel like I'm sitting at the school lunch table all by myself on Sunday morning.  I don't want to be a "Lonesome Loser" and have to post a photo about it.Got it?  Sunday, link up, song titles, photographs that are interpretations, a mash up I'm calling Song-ography, be there...YO.

March 2014 - Myrtle Beach SC

This week's song is Turn Turn Turn. I remember my sister having this album. 
March 2014 - Myrtle Beach SC

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Tucson AZ St. Augustine Cathedral

March 2014 - Tucson AZ

More murals outside.

The cathedral parish’s history began with the founding of the chapel of the Royal Presidio of San Augustine in Tucson, which was constructed in 1776. By the 1800s, both the presidio and its chapel had fallen out of use, so Father Joseph Machebeuf was sent to survey the condition of the area in the 1860s. He advised the Bishop of Santa Fe that a priest should be assigned to the location, which had a population of 600 people. Father Jean B. Salpointe was appointed as pastor of the new church in 1866.
Work on the structure—commonly referred to as a cathedral, even then—was completed by 1868.
The Holy See declared the territory of Arizona an apostolic vicariate later that year, and Salpointe was appointed Vicar Apostolic.

Above the entry is a bronze statue of St. Augustine, the patron saint of Tucson.

There was a church service taking place so we limited ourselves to the entrance which was covered in these amazing murals.

Sepia Saturday - March 29

Sepia Saturday

I'm posting at Sepia Saturday today. This week's challenge:

When I previewed this Sepia theme image a few weeks ago I suggested "floods, water, weather, floating cars and sepia skies" as possible interpretations. Looking back at this list now, I have to say that I, for one, am heartily sick of the first four on the list and I suspect the last suggestion is somewhat inaccurate. Those aren't sepia skies they are a kind of faded pink skies. But here at Sepia Saturday there is no such thing as a mistake, merely a new potential interpretation. So you can add to the list strange tints and colours in old photographs. I chose this particular photograph for a theme because it comes from a new contributor to Flickr Commons - the Provincial Archives of Alberta, Canada. Lovers of old photographs everywhere should celebrate every time museums, archives and galleries add their digitised image collection to Flickr for the free enjoyment of everyone rather that burying them within a barbed-wire corset of copyright laws. The photograph shows a barge moving cars to dry land during the waterways floods of 1936. Whatever your interpretation of the image all you have to do is to post a post on or around Saturday  29 March 2014 and then link to the list below.

Nothing in my personal archives so I went to Toronto's archives for this week's inspiration. 

1954 - Hurricane Hazel hits Toronto.
On Oct. 15, 1954, the most famous hurricane in Canadian history struck Southern Ontario. Hurricane Hazel pounded the city of Toronto with 110 km/hr winds and more than 200 millimetres of rain in less than 24 hours. Bridges and streets were washed out, homes and trailers were washed into Lake Ontario. Thousands were left homeless, and 81 were killed – 35 of them on one street alone.

Flooding caused by Hurricane Hazel. City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1257, Series 1057, Item 1997