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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Survived the quake !

Never thought I would have an earthquake ruin a beach day !  It was so weird sitting there in my chair as it rocked back & forth. Felt like someone was pulling on it. After it was over most everyone left & I had the beach to myself !! Now waiting for Hurricane Irene -- she poses a major problem the weather people are saying for our area. We'll see ! Have a great day ! Its off to the beach for me :)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

New Jersey Festival of Ballooning July 29- 31, 2011

         Us at the balloon fest :)

This is an event I have long wanted to go to & this was the year :) The trip was not a camping one since I had a great deal thru Courtyard by Marriott. Included a great room plus VIP passes to the days events & parking. We arrived Friday night & since the weather wasn't very nice we stayed at the hotel. Saturday morning we up & off to watch the balloons inflate by 6 am. ( I am not an early riser !!). With the sun coming up on the field & balloons taking to the sky it was beautiful. There was all kinds, types and colors of balloons. Hershey's Chocolate had one advertising their Air Delights (very yummy candy !). Quick Check has a neat barn with animals hanging out the windows. Pepsi had a huge Pepsi can style balloon. Courtyard by Marriott had a tuxedo balloon. Frito Lay had a colorful one & were giving out free samples. AT&T carried the honorary balloon host Derrick Jetter from the New York Yankees. A company from Canada had a Super FMG -- strange but cute guy with big eyes & teeth. Beside basic styles & colors they had shark; penguin tourist with camera; butterfly; several USA & USA flag  and Spider Pig. After they were inflated & off we walked & visited the tent area to picked up free samples -- even met the Kool Aid guy :). It was a very hot & humid day so we went back to the hotel to take a nap before the nights activities. Will be back later with more ....

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bri & JR finding our way to the PEEP store.
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Gaylord National Resort
National Harbor MD.

Our hosts for the Peep event !
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Peeps Trip Easter 2011

This year we spent Easter with the Peeps at the Gaylord National Resort Center in National Harbor MD. We had a great time at the Peeps Store and walking around the other stores. The Peeps store had any type of Peep item you would ever want. The people who ran the store were impressed with mine & Bri's peep tattoo -- even taking pictures of them. At 5 pm they had  Peep family craft activities. Big yellow Peep chick was there over seeing what we were making ! Turned out we had to decorate a gingerbread house with candies provided by the First Born company (maker of Peeps !) Then came the main event "the egg hunt" !!!!! If you found the golden egg you spent 2 nights at the Peep factory ( First Born ) in Bethlehem Pa... so JR was a major mission ! The hotel had a huge lawn that went down to the Potomac River. Needless to say some other kid found the egg but it was still great fun for JR !

Monday, July 18, 2011

New post cards that arrived July 18. 2011

                                              World's Tallest Thermometer
                                              Baker, Cal.
                                          Beachy style card from Taiwan
                                           Art by Edward Gorey

                                           Today's weather was sunny & hot .
                                           Back yard thermometer read 90

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse ; No. Wildwood NJ May 2011

  The lighthouse was under going renovations so we couldn't go inside
                                                    Front view ..

                                            The inlet ..

 View from the pathway to the inlet.

Cape May May 2011

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    No. Wildwood NJ

Cape May NJ -- May 2011

We used the RV for the first time on a long Mother's Day week end to Cape May NJ.. We visited the boardwalk in Wildwood NJ. On Friday we took the Cape May Ferry over to Delaware & did some shopping. The kids came down on Saturday & spent the rest of the time with us. Sunday was Mother's Day  -- did our usual Uncle Bill's Pancake stop & visited the shops. Beautiful weather & a great time.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

New post cards received today 7/9

                                                      Royal wedding ; April 29,2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

New post cards received today 7/8

                                       An interesting card from Germany
                                      Canada Olympic Park Calgary

Thursday, July 7, 2011

New post cards received today 7/7

TAP Portugal Airlines
Island of Sri Lanka

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A few pair of my favorite UGGs :)

More 4th of July pics ..

 The 4th of July bike parade in Seaside Park.
 Happy participants ..
 Wonderful beach day.
A blimp fly by

Postcards received ...

One of my hobbies is trading postcards. I use both sites postcrossing & swap-bot.

Monday, July 4, 2011

HAPPY 4th OF JULY !!!!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Attempting this blog .....

Since I have over 50 pairs of UGG's and love to travel I figured this would be a great blog name :)
I have a great guy & wonderful family to share my life experiences with. I have a son & daughter and 2 great grandkids. In addition I have 3 feline babies . I recently purchased an RV to make traveling more fun. My goal is to visit all 50 states including some of the odd & out of the way spots in the USA ... basically weird USA sites.
I was raised on the beach & love the ocean but after a taste of Wyoming that is a very close second love !
Guess this is a start & will post more later. Hope you enjoy my posts :)

Besides traveling I enjoy trading postcards and collecting floaty pens.