Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Sunshine State---Here We Come!!!!


We're headed south for a week or so!!!!! Mrs. P (our Toyota Prius pictured above) is all packed and ready. AND---Miss Barbeak, our GPS (Someday I'll have to tell you how our GPS got her name) has all of the directions and info loaded in her---so that we'll find our way. You'd think we were leaving for a lifetime by the looks of what we are taking... ha ...


This is a combination trip since we'll be doing several things this next week:
-Searching for some new waterfalls in North Georgia
-Visiting my brother in Jacksonville, FL
-Spending a couple of days at Ormond Beach to celebrate my 67th birthday; YOW!!!!
-Having dinner with two of my cousins who live on the east coast of FL; In fact, we'll celebrate all three of our birthdays together. Bonnie (2nd cousin on the Bruce side) and I share a birthday on August 5th, and the other cousin (Suzie, another 2nd cousin on the Bruce side) celebrates her birthday on August 8. SO---we'll have one big celebration for all three of us!!!! Won't that be fun??????
-Then, heading back, we'll drive through the panhandle of Florida and on into Alabama ---and search for some more waterfalls....


How's that for a great week????? Needless to say, I won't be near a computer ---so this will be my last blog until Sunday morning, August 9th. I hope each and every one of you have a fabulous week.


Hugs,

76 comments:

Mildred said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday and a wonderful and safe trip.

Ocean Girl said...

Happy Birthday Betsy.

Oh it is so nice to just drive off into the wilderness to explore. I wish you a good trip.

Kamana said...

have a great birthday, betsy! and a wonderful trip. look forward to lots of lovely pictures when you return.

kamana

Nina P. said...

Have a wonderful trip!! I can't wait to see the photo's of your new waterfalls and family.
A Glorious Birthday is wished for you and all the others. may your day and year ahead be filled with all the Love, Joy and Laughter Life has to offer!(you'll have to let me know how it feels to be one day older than the day before...) Happy Birthday and Happy Travels! Love and Light, Nina P.

Small City Scenes said...

Wow!!! Go and enjoy. Happy birthday to you and everyone else!!! Happy roadtripping. MB

Deb Murphree/Alabama Politics said...

Goodness Betsy! Happy Birthday girl...I hope you and your honey have a safe and pleasant visit, and happy travels with your GPS!! You are NOT going to believe this, but I received a news email this am, and made a post about GPS systems, and a funny story that was in the news email. Then I came over here to your blog, and low and behold, you are talking about GPS. Is that ESP? ROFL.....

Darla said...

Ya'll got it going on now don't ya!! Have fun......can't wait to see the photos...

Arkansas Patti said...

Have a wonderful trip, a superior birthday and a break from blogging. Taking your advice and doing the same thing.

Sunny said...

Have a great trip and Happy Birthday!
Sunny :)

Jayne said...

Hope you all have a wonderful time Betsy! Heck, wish I knew about some falls you would find here in North GA!

Thistlebrooms said...

Wishing you a wonderful journey and the hopes of finding your never ending 'Water Falls'...
'Happiest Birthday' Betsy...

Always...Marilyn

Becky said...

Happy Birthday!!

Prayers for a safe trip and a wonderful time.

I think you know our secret..Life is short, soak up all you can! That is why we "do" so much. I don't think I will ever regret spending so much time wuth my family. Seems like you think the same :)
Take care

marmee said...

hey you're going to my homestate...too bad you're not going all the way to central so you could she meems and her garden.
hope you have an awesome birthday.
enjoy the sunshine.

amelia said...

What a wonderful holiday is coming your way!!!
I hope you have a great time and we'll read all about it when you get back!

Dorothy said...

Happy birthday! And blessings for a wonderful and safe trip. We'll miss you!

Kelly said...

My goodness.....have a fabulous time!! And Happy Birthday in advance! I want to hear the GPS story of Miss Barbeak. Jill is our travelgirl who gets us wherever we want to go! Have fun...

Tricia said...

That sounds like a great time planned & Happy early Birthday!!!

You guys have a rockin' good time, be safe, & GOD BLESS!!!

The Incredible Woody said...

Have a fabulous time! Safe journey, my friend!

Susie said...

I hope you guys have a wonderful trip Betsy!

Have a fantastic birthday and eat a piece of birthday cake for me!

Diane said...

Have a great trip.

Cheryl /Ashton said...

Have a most wonderful birthday! I am so pleased to have made your acquaintence through your blog. Have a fun-filled trip and will anxiously be awaiting your stories and photos upon your return.

SmilingSally said...

You've planned a super trip! I wish you safe travels and a Happy Birthday.

Gena said...

Sounds great. Have a wonderful trip. Can't wait to see all those pics.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Have a safe and fun time.
Blessings,Ruth

dot said...

Sounds like it's going to be a busy week. Hope ya'll have fun!
Love your car!!

Cedar ... said...

Have a great trip,.... and wasn't 1942 a great year? (said another 67'er!)

Neas Nuttiness said...

Have a wonderful time...I used to live in Jacksonville, and I loved it there! Be safe.

Rosa said...

Have a wonderful and safe trip! I hope you find lots of new stuff!! A birthday trip? Perfect!!! Enjoy!!! xoxo

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Betsy: Have a great week.

Jo said...

Happy Birthday for the 5th, Betsy. May you have a blessed day and year. Be safe and enjoy your trip. Can't wait to hear from you next week. (((Hugs))) Jo xxx

Snap said...

Have a wonderful trip. Happy Birthday. We'll be waiting for all the photos and stories!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Well, Betsy, have a good time.

Happy birthday.

Find that special Waterfall.

Describe how much you like the Prius.

mountain.mama said...

That sounds like a wonderful birthday trip! I know you'll have a great time.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Betsy,
I hope you have a wonderful trip and see a lot of beautiful waterfalls. You might want to see my posting about Fires Creek. Loved your posting.

Deborah Godin said...

Woo-hoo! No moss you either of you two rolling stones! Have a great trip!!

Mary said...

Have a good time!

Janie said...

Hope you have a great time. Happy birthday, Betsy!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Betsy, sending best wishes for a very happy birthday and a relaxing vacation. Enjoy--we'll be waiting here for photos when you return!
Hugs!

Daisy said...

Have a great trip and great week, Betsy. Hope your birthday is extra special. :)

Clara....in TN said...

Have fun, Happy birthday and bring us back some beautiful pictures!

Rocky Mountain Retreat said...

Have a very nice time... I cannot wait to hear of all the fun adventures. =)

Tammie Lee said...

May you have a wonderful summer journey!

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Shelley said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip Betsy!! Have a safe drive! And a wonderful birthday!!!!!
Love ya,
Shelley

Lola said...

Happy Birthday, Betsy. Wishing you a safe trip. Hope you have a terrific time with the other birthday family members. Hoping for a fantastic visit with your brother. Sure would like to meet up with you. I'm not that far from J'ville.
Have loads of fun & I hope you find lots more water falls.
Waiting to hear all & see lots of pics.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Happy Birthday, Betsy! And have a fabulous vacation!

Peggy said...

What a wonderful trip you have planned! Have a great time and can't wait to see all the photos when you return. Thank you so very much for your kind words. They are such a comfort to me. Hugs my friend

Busy Bee Suz said...

Have a wonderful and safe trip my friends. We will be ships passing in the night...I mean on the highway of life!

SquirrelQueen said...

Have a safe and wonderful trip, I hope you find loads of new waterfalls. I can't wait to see the photos and hear some really great tales of the adventure.

Happy Birthday,
Judy

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Have a safe and fun trip..m..

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Happy Birthday in Advance Betsy! Also to your Bonnie.

Yours truly will have hers twelve days after yours. Ain't we getting younger? Oh, I don't mind growing. hahaha.

Okay, moment of truth, please find out what I have HERE for you.

I know I am only new to commenting to your blog, but it's my fault as I realize what I have missed out. Wink!

Cheers!

T said...

Have a wonderful time and I'm looking forward to sharing pics of the waterfalls (I'm hitting a couple more this week).

COUNTRY MOM said...

Happy Birthday. I hope you have a wonderful trip. I love your blog and all your pics. Many Blessings,

Wendy said...

Dear Betsy, you spread joy whereever you go! Enjoy your trip. Have a good birthday celebration.
Lots and lots of hugs from Canada
Will be waiting for your return - and hopefully some nice pics!!

JKoenig said...

Happy Birthday!! and have a wonderful time..

cherie said...

you having a birthday, ms. betsy? well, have a happy, happy birthday, ma'am, and a safe trip! P there looks ready! i just got back from new hampshire with my boys - and i have good news about the birdies! well, till you get back then...God be with you and your family!

♥ Kathy♥ said...

Sounds like you are going to have a great Birthday. LOL mine is next saturday and we have to work all day. HOpe you have a wonderful birthday.

Beth said...

Happy Birthday, Betsy! And Happy Waterfalling to you and George. So glad you two are off to yet another adventure---I'm really looking forward to your pictures when you return. Thoughts and prayers for a safe journey filled with wonder...

troutbirder said...

Sounds like a great trip. Hope to see those waterfall pics!

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BETSY! I HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL FUN FILLED TRIP!

Elenka said...

Happy Birthday, Betsy!! Have a great trip!

Jen said...

Happy Birthday!!!!
Sounds like an action packed week!
ENJOY!

EcoRover said...

Easy on the road, hope the weather's good. We're off to humid Seattle...

Tina said...

Hope you have a great trip...take lots of pics to share..ps we named our gps system also..funny how we name everything...that ole cave man need for ownership..ha ha

Diane AZ said...

Happy Birthday Betsy! Hope you have a wonderful time visiting family, relaxing at the beach and waterfalling.

Robin's New Song said...

Prayers for a fun, safe, restful adventure in Florida! Look forward to your pictures. Happy, happy birthday Betsy!

Leedra said...

Know you are having a wonderful trip. Will be here when you return.

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A Brit in Tennessee said...

Just now getting around to reading your post...
Safe trip, get lots of hugs, eat plenty !
Be good !

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Oh darn...forgot to wish you a Happy Birthday Betsy !!

Tootie said...

Oh Betsy! That sounds wonderful. Maybe you could add a few more days and make your way on down to Sanibel Island too. If you do, be sure to let me know. :-)

I'm curious about the name of your GPS. :-)

Cicero Sings said...

Have a fun trip. I'll be away until the 9th myself ... down to visit Mither. Have had company ... so no time to blog lately.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Happy B-day ... and have a great trip.

Bird Girl said...

You two really know how to have fun and NEVER a dull moment! I like Mrs. P and can't wait to hear how your navigator got its name ;-)
Take care and have a ball!

Cookie said...

Happy birthday! Have a great trip! I LOVE that your car and GPS have names :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Take care and bring us more lovely pictures :)

Cheryl /Ashton said...

Checking to see if you were back and found a gorgeous header!

bookbabie said...

Hope you've had a good week Betsy and a happy happy birthday too!