Friday, January 11, 2013

I'm back...

About a month before I had my knee replaced, I saw a article in Travel Section of the Boston Sunday Globe about Apalachicola, Florida.  It sounded to me like the perfect warm weather retreat for Greg and me.  It's in northern Florida so I didn't suspect it would be too hot.  Plus it sounded like it had a lot of cool old Florida charm.  So Greg set about making plans for us to stay for a week to escape the New England cold.

A few days before we were scheduled to leave, I managed to come down with what I am calling The National Cold, because it seems like at least half of my Facebook friends and folks I know around town are in some stage of this miserable affliction.  But, cold be damned...we had plans and having plans means I loaded myself in the car feeling like a deep fried crap sandwich and we set out for Florida.

The good news is that Greg, Olive and I are now here in Apalachicola, Florida, and enjoying our stay.  My cold inches better every day but it is not gone yet.  However, having survived the car ride down I will share with you some of the sights we saw along the way.


The sun begins to set in Pennsylvania.
Hi from someplace in Virginia.
Along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
On a country road off the Blue Ridge Parkway, a couple of guys let us know that we weren't welcome.
This fellow was outside Striplings General Store, Cordele, Georgia.
Olive asks, "Are we there yet?"

13 comments:

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

so cute. have a great trip!! ( :

TexWisGirl said...

olive made me smile. :)

sorry about your cold, but admire your verve in traveling, regardless. i hope the florida sun will help you feel better.

i LOVE the trees in the first shot. i'd have stayed in PA with that view. :)

Deanna said...

I hope you and Greg & Olive enjoy your stay in Florida and that you will be cold free quickly.

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful post!
Best wishes!

Sandra said...

glad you enjoyed your stay in spite of being sick. olive makes me smile. love the shadows dripping down the hill and all the places you saw. did you stop for photos or do shots out the window. they sure are good ones for a drive by

Brian King said...

What beautiful scenery! I love the BRP! You must have taken the scenic/backroads route. Great photos! Glad you're starting to feel better!

Debbie said...

i love olive, he is just too cute!!

Kerri said...

Fun! Hope your cold goes away soon!

MEcoy said...

cool shots as always barbarra
i love that shadows shot the most

by the way have a blessed trip

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Barbara. You shared some wonderful pictures of your trip down to Florida. I hope you have a wonderful break from the cold (the weather and your flu cold!). I have the cold this week as well and it's blowing around our province along with the stomach/back end flu. I hope you feel better and enjoy your stay.

Nancy Claeys said...

Crap sandwich. Lol.

Hope you are feeling better Barb.

Nicki said...

Great travel shots. Sorry you had to start your trip out as a 'crap sandwich' (gotta remember that one. tehehe!) - hope you are feeling much better.

Rose said...

Really enjoyed these...love the highway one.