Friday, December 30, 2011
Looking in the Rearview Mirror ...
Well here we are looking at another year in the rear view mirror. The older I get the faster they fly by, there is something not quite right about this phenomenon. As I reflect back on 2011 overall it has been a wonderful year. My family remains healthy and inspite of a turbulent economy my husband and I are financially sound ... however, we are a bit more frugal these days!
Looking to the future I hope to see a bit more of the United States. Since I joined the ranks of the unemployed this past August I would like to take advantage of this time off work and see the states!
I would love to take a road trip to Iowa to visit long time friends Eileen and John in Lake City. From there I would like to visit Country Threads Quilt Shop and over the Anamosa to visit Gatherings, a prim shop where I bought my awesome reindeer!!
Another trip will be to Ohio at the end of April, I will be taking a group of Longaberger Collectors Club ladies to attend a gathering at the Homestead. And finally, I hope to visit Virginia in late spring. We will fly in and stay with Joe's son in Harrisonburg. From there we will drive all over the state and see the historical sites I have longed to see! Mt. Vernon, Monticello, Williamsburg, civil war battlefields, antique stores and Notforgotten Farm, another favorite blogspot of mine! And if there is time up to Gettysburg in PA.
Staying in the Golden State of California I hope to visit my son and his beautiful family in Northern Calif. and off to the north eastern part of the state to Quincy to visit a very dear friend.
So, if I mange to get to all of these places I should have a very busy year traveling the states. If you're anywhere along the way and would like me to stop in just let me know!!
Happy New Year to everyone, may 2012 bring you happiness and joy.