Posts Tagged ‘Travel’

Boy, those two things really go together well, don’t they? You should take that as a warning of the randomness of this post.

A few weeks ago, Hubby and I escaped  on vacation and so enjoyed it. You can read about the start to our fun trip here.

One of the places we stopped to visit had a prehistoric area filled with dinosaurs that actually moved and made sounds.

Hubby wasn’t going to let this big guy intimidate him at all.

I wasn’t getting that close to it. Nope, not me. I was too busy getting spit on by the nasty, sneaky little dinosaur that was hiding in the trees behind me. Other than being eaten alive or mauled to shreds, I guess you could say the experience was somewhat realistic. I noticed a few extremely frightened children who couldn’t get out of dino park fast enough.

There were honest to goodness real live animals in here, but don’t ask me what they were called. That information flew out of my head as I brushed dino spit off my shirt. And personally, they look more like dino toothpicks or appetizers than anything else

Once we were done having a great time in dino land, we ventured on down the road and came across a beautiful rose garden. I asked Hubby to take detailed notes because I want my yard to look exactly like that.

Unfortunately, I don’t have the acreage required to create a garden of this size. So I’d be happy to settle for some of the beautiful rose bushes.

And maybe a couple of these. I so want a lamppost adorned by blooming beauties.

I think I may have to find the name of this rose. I loved the deep magenta color. It was, as my young niece likes to say “gorgeous!”

This rose reminded me of a summer sunset. That could possibly be the name for all I know. Someone remind me to take photos of the name plates before I take a photo of the roses next time. Please?

After stomping through dino tracks and sniffing roses to my hearts content, my day was pretty well done.

More adventures later,


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Word of the Week: Kidnap


to steal, carry off, or abduct

Most Wonderful Hubby and I managed to have a weekend off together so I took the opportunity to kidnap him Friday afternoon.

We went to the North Pole where we were nearly eaten by this  fellow. He was a bit on the cranky side and didn’t have a great sense of humor.

Ok, so it wasn’t the North Pole. But we did spend time with some odd animals.

Like Laughing Elk. He thinks everything is funny.

And Moose Stands in the Water. He needed to cool his heels a while.

What we really did was escape Friday afternoon to a city much bigger than ours where we went out to dinner. They served deliciously wonderful things like chocolate mousse cake.

Then we stayed here.

It was across the parking lot from a mall.  I was in a complete state of bliss!

Then we got up the next morning and went to one of Most Wonderful Hubby’s most favorite places on the planet.

And while he wandered around the store drooling, I hung out with these guys.  See the javelina in the center of the photo? When I lived in Tucson, a javelina had it in for me. He had my number, all right. So I had a hard time warming up to this character. He looked too much like his evil relative in Arizona.

These two got into a heated discussion over a clearance sale item. What ill-behaved shoppers! I didn’t stay around to see what happened.

And before we could head for home, we had to stop here because the “fresh, hot, melt-in-your-mouth” sign was on. Goodness knows, we can’t pass that up.

I highly recommend kidnapping your spouse sometime. Just stay away from the cranky polar bears.

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