It never ceases to amaze me that travel is so easy for us these days. Last Thursday morning our plane took off flying out of Los Angeles over the Pacific Ocean and that evening we were enjoying the sunset on the Atlantic Ocean. Amazing!!!
and I get to meet up once a year at a gorgeous resort in Key Largo while our husbands have a meeting. I do think that this was probably the nicest weather we have had in the seventeen years that we have been able to do this. It was warm and sunny with little humidity and no rain. Needless to say we had a marvelous time. MM and I really got a chance to get together often which does not generally happen with events tightly scheduled. It was just what we both needed as we so look forward to our visits.
The event has a yearly theme and costumes are provided for the theme night. I'll let you guess what this year's theme was.
|Right out of the 60s!!!!|
|Love the lava lamp!!!|
It is sad to report, but I remember living through those days. Then again....maybe it is good that I can still remember it. We got to talking about the terrible drug scene at the time. My husband was going to college in San Francisco during those years and was very close to the Haight Ashbury district. There were many sad cases up there, but perhaps the memories of what made a big impact on society was the Charles Man*son family. They lived very close to where we lived and we used to go horseback riding on the Spa*hn Ranch. Of course we all thought those people were "freaky" looking. Little did we realize how dangerous they were. So much for thinking that the 60s were about peace and love!!
The mode of transportation while we were there is a golf cart. They are so much fun to drive/ride in and it is always fun to explore.
|I just love the colors of the buildings - blues, yellows, pinks.|
|The signature flagpole.|
|View from our balcony.|
|The marina with many pelicans.|
|I loved this orchid tree.|
This year I went to visit their Art Gallery as they were having a one day art show. Check out these wonderful brass eggs in the show.
We did venture "off campus" one day to go to a biker hangout that we always pass on our way to the resort. I'll suffice it to say that it was interesting and we did have a blast. The best part was a couple of ladies dancing to the cowboy band that was playing. They were amazing!!!! These gals were nearly 80 and danced like nothing you have seen before. As well, they were dressed in their full skirts, petticoats and cowboy boots. I am hoping that MM got some pictures of them as I only have it on video. They were a hoot!
|MM and her dear hubby.|
Sadly, all good trips must come to an end and this was no different. Once again we awoke to the sunrise over the Atlantic and saw the setting sun over the Pacific. Again....amazing!
So.....how much of my hand sewing did I get done while I was there? Very little!!!! I did take it with the best of plans, but just did not get a chance to do it.
asked me if I had a picture of my blocks for the Thread Head Quilt Along. It has outgrown my design wall, but I did lay them on the floor to take a picture of them. The floor was also getting a little small so I just starting putting the blocks down. I need to get blocks #15 (and probably #16) done soon. There will eventually be 20 sets of blocks.
When I returned home there was an envelope from Leona
waiting for me. I had admired a wonderful quilt she had made with a Loralie panel. It was all sewing themed and just precious. She sent me a panel that she had and I can't wait to make a quilt for my sewing studio with it. Look at how cute even the border is on it. Thank you, Leona.