Posts filed in Travel and Adventures

Packing, in textures

I walked around yesterday and took some photos of things I would be packing up sooner or later for the move. Some so soon they’ve already been packed, only a day later! Boots for moderate winter weather… Hand knit sweaters… Unceremoniously stored stockings… Blouses…lots of blouses… Garter belts… Pretty underthings…… read more »

Indian Summer in St. Louis

This weekend we took a road trip to St. Louis to visit Mel’s sister, brother-in-law and our niece and nephew. It was fantastic. We always have such a nice time together. There was grilling, relaxing on the porch, seeing butterflies at a butterfly house, looking for fossils and geodes by… read more »

New Mexico vacation – Part 2

Time for part 2 of vacation photos! I’m so glad you guys enjoyed the first batch. Thank you for all the nice comments! I think New Mexico is one of those under-appreciated states… although it’s kind of nice that way. 🙂 These start with the second and longer part of… read more »

New Mexico vacation – Part 1

I finally got a chance to upload my vacation pictures and since there are so many of them, I decided to split them up into two posts for the two parts of our trip! What did I wear on vacation, you may be wondering? I went for very casual and… read more »

Vacation

By the time you read this, we’ll be on our way to New Mexico! I thought while we were gone, I’d tide you over with some photos from the vacation we embarked on about this time last year, to Ireland. These are all from Inis Mór, the largest of the… read more »

Viva Las Vegas round-up

As of last night, we’re officially home from our trip to Las Vegas. Home, sweet home! The trip was fun, but I must admit that both Mel and I wished we’d had a better time. We both had a lot of moments when we really felt VLV had gotten bigger… read more »

Red ready, amber set, green let’s go!

With the exception of a few last minute items and toiletries, our bags are packed. We are ready for vacation! On the top you can see clockwise from upper left: a vintage blouse, a Nudeedudee feedsack blouse, my pool set (swimsuit and matching teatimer cover up), my handmade castles skirt,… read more »

Birthday weekend round-up Part 2, Instagram style

Part two of my weekend round-up, this time in Instagram photos. There’s no narration for these, you already got the main round-up so you can fill in the blanks. I just love the old feel this app gives photos (when it works right). It’s so much fun to tinker with!… read more »

Birthday weekend round-up Part 1

After work on Friday, we picked up two of our close friends and hit the road, heading to southwestern Wisconsin to spend a couple of nights in Dodgeville. Saturday morning we headed “downtown” (since I live in Chicago, quotation marks are definitely needed when talking about the downtown of a… read more »

First day of spring

Happy spring, to those of you up here in the Northern Hemisphere! Yesterday morning we decided it was the first weekend day that was nice enough to kick off the outdoor season for us. We love going to state parks and forest preserves for day trips and start doing that… read more »