Each person should judge his own actions and not compare himself with others. Then he can be proud for what he himself has done. Galatians 6:4

Monday, February 02, 2009

I have a confession... I've been home for a week.. and have been LAZY about blogging my mini trip.. I took an OBNOXIOUS amount of pictures so this might have to be a 2 or 3 parter... I did have an AMAZING time.. it went by so fast.. and secretly.. I didn't miss home... well.. ok.. maybe by Monday I was waiting to get home!
I visited FLORIDA.. I've been there three times now in my life.. and have enjoyed every trip I've taken! I visited my friend Kat whom I've talked about in the past. She did not have ANY idea that I was coming to visit her.. so with the help of her daughters.. she took time off of work.. and thought she was doing an array of different things with them.. but in truth.. it was free time for us!

Her husband, herself and I went out for Breakfast on Friday Morning... They took me to a Bob Evans .. well this New England girl had never heard of this place ( and remember.. I don't eat out a lot)...

This is Kat .. showing me Bob Evan's Famous Biscuit and Gravy... I couldn't eat any of this since the gravy had pork in it.. so I took her word for it.. but had to take a picture.. she was so proud!!


This was the scene coming out of Bob Evans.. hmm which way to go?? There really was no wrong way was there?

We ended stopping at one of her husband's friend's house.. while we were waiting for the men to stop gabbing ( I swear men can gab more than women).. we walked his property and found pretty flowers ( do you know what this flower is??? if so can you tell me).. I took TONS of pictures of the flowers and mother-in-laws tongue...

And the Spanish Moss.. This stuff is strange and amazing!! I'd only seen this stuff sold in bags at craft stores... to see it in real life.. it's quite amazing!! Well.. at least it was to me.. Ü


Later in the day we went to "DeLand"... This is a really cute and quaint kind of town...



We Drove up to the Athens Theatre... This is BEAUTIFUL!! and newly restored! Because Kat's daughter is theatrical ( can you see her on the left standing at the corner?) We got to tour the inside....





I was impressed with the inside.. I really love the balcony boxes BUT.. it really didn't compare to the Opera House we have here in my own town! It's probably half the size which REALLY surprised me for being in Florida.. Where there is so much action... But it is still beautiful none the less..


I was waiting for the Muppet's to jump up and start laughing.. Yeah.. You know the ones I'm talking about...
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Statler and Waldorf!!! But.. to me.. they are "Marley and Marley".. you know.. from my favorite movie... The Muppet Christmas Carol...



And for those of you that are to young.. here's a mini clip...
( Gosh.. I always bounce around when I write my blog!!)

This is my friends Daughters future "Room"... you know.. here's a serious question though.. ?? How does a blind person KNOW to touch the sign on the wall that they can't see???



As we were walking the down town of DeLand.. we stopped at a few Thrift Stores.. this was one room inside one of the stores.. I FELL in LOVE with this room... If you look close in the top right hand corner.. they had a metal picnic basket with utensils inside.. for $7.00 I thought it was a steal.. but I left it there.. along with that BEAUTIFUL Hoosier Cabinet... sighhhhhhhhh... and all those little trinkets.. some were old.. some were new... but once I walked in you could hear Kat and her daughter giggle and said "We lost her"...


This is their new edition to their family.. Harley the Pit Bull... BUT don't let the name fool you .. this dog is a LOVER! a HUGE baby.. I could NOT believe how friendly and mild mannered this dog was... I know .. some of you are saying.. "That dog will turn on anyone in a heartbeat".. but in truth.. ANY dog will turn on a heartbeat... and this is coming from a gal her had her face bitten almost off when I was 4 by a family pet...!! It's truly amazing how I have NO fear of dogs what so ever!! NONE!

That should be enough for today.. I will add a few more pics and stories in the next few days... I have AMAZING pictures to share.. of things I've never seen in my life!!! So stay tuned!!

13 comments:

Lara said...

It looks like you had so much fun! Great pictures! I've never seen Spanish moss in real life.

Tam said...

BOB EVANS....Um yes Grits, Gravy ..and all that jazz but NOT a FAVORITE OF MINE.

OOO your trip looked like so so much fun!!!!! Next time YOU are coming to Georgia..LOL

Kori said...

Looks like you had an amazing time. I'm so glad.

Carrie said...

It looks like you had a great time! I agree with Tam you need to come to Ga lol!

Mere said...

Idk what Bob Evans is, but I've heard the name before! I'm so grateful you had a good time...you deserved it and so much more! You were missed!

Love, Mere

Sandy @Jesus and Dark Chocolate said...

Sounds wonderful! I have always thought spanish moss was weird, the way it hangs off the trees, like something from a horror movie. :)
Sounds like a great trip, where else should a New England girl go in the winter!

Shana said...

Wow - looks like you had a great time. (Hopefully it was warm enough to wear your flip flops). I love The Muppet's Christmas Carol and Marley and Marley. Those boxes always remind me of that too. :)

Sandy said...

Yummy... gravy & biscuits.
haha.. loved the Muppet reference.
It looks like you had a fab time!
I have to admit it is nice to have you back home. :)

Cris said...

MMMmmmm, biscuits and gravy.

Looks like you had a great time.

BTW, good question. (I giggled when I read it.)

stacywhite said...

Ah the southland! My home! Glad you had a good time.

I love love love spanish moss.

And I believe the flowers behind your ears are camillias. (Our quant little Mississippi town is called Camillia City)

cityfarmer said...

I feel like I went there and back with ya!!!

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Kerry McKibbins said...

Looks like it was a fun trip!

*Tracy* said...

glad you had a good time. great pics!!!!! where are u in them?????// hope ur week is going great! hugs