Our World Tuesday: A Lucky Escape

On Saturday, Dell and I left Connecticut to get away from the snow for a few days.  En route to North Carolina, we stopped to see mom and dad.  They've had it worse in Pennsylvania than we have in Connecticut, but after the first few feet, who's counting?

You can see my trusty automobile was resisting the weight of yet more snow.  While the engine was warm, she made it go away.  We camped out with mom and dad, and we had a great time.  Next day, we were on the road again with hundreds of other southward flying snow refugees.  
Crossing the Carolina line, we were free of snow and the yuckiness--salt, sand, slush, muck, wet shoes--that goes with it.  People were so happy at the first Carolina rest stop, they were taking pictures of each other outside the building.  Make no mistake, this was a spiritual pilgrimage to pure blue.
Poseidon dropped this beauty at our feet.  I did my best to photograph it in situ.  I was just glad the shell was actually in the frame because the glare on my phone was so strong that I couldn't see a thing under the noon sun.  (I have to say it again:  noon sun.  And again.  Noon sun.  Too bright to see anything else....Spiritual journey....)  

After our very long walk, we made our way back to paradise to read outside in the sunshine.  With the help of some fluffy blankets and hot tea, we were out there for almost two hours before we bought ourselves some fudge and took a few more pictures.  Here's the fudge being tested for quality:
 And here's the last photo of the day.  This is evening in Surf City through the salty lens of my car window.  
Home is where the heart is.  It's good to take heart at home.  Have to.

Our World Tuesday

Comments

  1. what a great, revitalizing dose of vitamin D! :)

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  2. a good time to get away a bit.

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  3. That sun does look so darned good. Aaahhhhhhh. I can almost feel it.

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  4. i have a friend in York, PA right now, digging his dad out...said it was horrible the amount of snow....

    it is freezing rain out right now...but should warm up tomorrow and thursday in the 60s...woohoo...ha...

    cool shell find.

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  5. Great trip. I am sure you people had a great time.

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  6. It was party time here this weekend with some gentle windy weather after the cold. But near as nice as at a beach with fudge that needed lots of quality testing.

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  7. Sandy, I hope you brought some of that sunshine back with you.. Lovely photos from the beach. And I am sure the fudge was delicious. Have a happy week!

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  8. Glad you were able escape the snow ~ beach and shell look enticing ~ thanks,

    artmusedog and carol
    www.acreativeharbor.com

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  9. What a wonderful post - from the flag over the snow, to the shell on the beach, to the taste of fudge - it was a wonderful experience to share with you.

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  10. You needed that! (And I don't mean just the fudge either). Hooray for the getaway. And as we used to say as full-time RVers "home is where we park it."

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  11. Beautiful shots. It's kind of ironic because in my part of NC we're still refreezing our left over remnants of snow at night from Wednesday and Thursday although this week is shaping up to be a lot like spring and it's mostly gone now. The NC coast rarely gets snow and the NC mountains (especially the northern part of the NC mountains) usually get a fair amount of snow. In central NC where I live we never know what we'll get, ha. Usually though it doesn't last long here even when it snows although it varies a lot from year to year. I always love your shots and narrative.

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  12. Wonderful adventure! A day well spent, Sandy!

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  13. loved going with you!



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^= <3

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  14. You know what I love? Today as I read blogs there is a hint of SPRING in the air! (OK, not at your mom and dad's yet, but soon.)

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  15. These are really great shots!!

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