Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Random Tuesday...Happy Spring!

I am home from our trip to Illinois and I am moving slow!  2200 miles!!  That is a long time in the car!!!  My butt is still numb.  The trip home was marred by two things.  One, I couldn't get my camera battery charged and two, we had to travel through freezing rain in Missouri and Illinois...some in Oklahoma too!

Seeing Lorena looking so well at 90!!  Wow!!  Made me realize how important it is to take care of yourself.  She rides a bike every day.  She clocked in over 4000 miles last year!!!  Amazing!!  It is a tricycle and she loves it.  Her youngest son, Gary and his partner Joanna, got her some cool gear for her bike.  A flashing headlight and a flashing tail light.  So cool!  She is stylin' now!!  Here is a pic of all of us!!

In the back is Gary, myself and Dr. John.  In the front is Joanna, Lorena (our birthday girl), Karen and Bob.

Some more pics of our trip! 

John playing with fake gas pump!  Then Joanna and Gary posing for me at the Portrait Studio.  Last but not least, Joanna and Dr. John, loving on each other!!  LOL!!

When we got home, our neighbor informed us that we had received 16 inches of snow while we were gone!  Glad I missed that!  It was pretty much all melted by the time we pulled up into our driveway.  Cool!!  But we did have snow and freezing rain on our drive so I guess I am even with Mother Nature!!  Drats!

My daughter-in-law is going to be going to Las Cruces to pick up her oldest daughter from college.  She wanted to come home for spring is getting her.  They are going to swing by here on the way home and spend the night.  So I will be able to visit with them too!  Very cool!  I will take some pics too.

When we got home, the charger for the camera started working again.  Grrrrr!!!!!  Murphy's Law!!

A little plug for Hampton Inns.  We stayed with them on our trip and they were amazing.  The rooms were spacious and spotless.  Luxurious even!!!  And their "free" breakfast was fabulous!  Eggs and potatoes and fresh fruit; great coffee; etc.  The staff was courteous, friendly and professional.  While staying the one in Springfield, I had forgotten a few things and called the front desk to see if they had a razor and a toothbrush.  They did and they brought it to me!!!!!!  Within 5 minutes too!  I was floored.  Thought I would have to go to the desk myself!!!  WooHoo!!!  The Hampton Inn also includes the Baymont Inn as one of theirs too!  We stayed at both. 

Guess this is enough randomness!!  Hope you all are enjoying spring!!!  When we hit New Mexico, it was 77 degrees!!  Ahhhhh!  Now that is what I am talking about!

Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you


Diva Kreszl said...

bless your heart, that is a long time in a car!

Tabor said...

I love the inspiration that an elder elder can provide by being able to stay active.

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Welcome home SueAnn! What a nice trip you had! 90?? Wow, and riding a bike??? Fabulous! She's just adorable too!! I missed you....Sharon

Kim Mailhot said...

Welcome home ! Sounds like a really nice trip in spite of the weather.
May the spring weather stay with you now...

Everyday Goddess said...

90? And riding a bike? That much?


I get tired even thinking about it!

Just over from Randoming!

I am Harriet said...

I can so relate to the numb-butt:)
Illinois had a spectrum of weather over the weekend. I was in the nice weather part :)

Have a great Tuesday!

Brian Miller said...

very cool. neat gas pump! sounds like fun and glad you missed the snow! spring is here, yay!

auntiegwen said...

How cool is that to be 90 and still active? hope I am xx

CaJoh said...

Welcome home! Glad to hear the only side effect was a numb butt.

Living in Illinois I always say "If you don't like the weather— wait a minute it will change". Sounds like you got the bad part of the weather. But having the weather improve as you get closer to home must have been encouraging.

♥ Kathy said...

Glad you made it home safely! Loved your grandmother always swam for exercise :) Happy RTT!

Julie from Momspective said...

I drive 12 hours each way with my kids from SC to central NY every 2 months. I do it again next week and am NOT looking forward to it!

The Charm House said...

I'm just not one for driving... I drove to Atlanta to my doctor today and it wore me out!!! Old Nellie is to big for those little streets!
I love your music.. Can't see who is singing...let me know!
Love you,

imbeingheldhostage said...

Riding a bike at 90?! That's it, I need to get off my numb behind (and mine's not from a 2200 mile trip).
Enjoy your 77 degrees!! Happy Spring :-)

SandyCarlson said...

Weather! Wow. What another world you are talking about to this Connecticut girl. Beautiful and fun.

ArtSnark said...

sounds like a good visit.Enjoy your family when they stop in :D

I'm a fan of Hampton inns too. Used to travel a lot for business &often stayed there

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

SueAnn: That traveling is way harder the older you get. Neat photos from your friends and your trip.

Dave said...

Hi SueAnn. Thanks for calling at my blog. Hilary does well awarding awards. Re- your blog here, it's always nice to go away, but double-nice to come home huh? - Dave

Magaly Guerrero said...

Ha! "My butt is numb" too! from sitting on the same position, writing for too long. I wonder if it's a friend thing.... hm...

Anyway, I've nominated you for a Blogger Buddy Award because I consider you a friend. I appreciate all your messages of encouragement and all your beautiful comments!

Alix said...

What a handsome sassy good looking bunch! And Lorena is totally rocking it at 90!! Awesome.

LOVE the tricycle bling idea!

Boo for the bad travel weather but yay for the snow miss. Ya gotta take your blessings where you can.

Glad you're home safe and sound, chica!

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Wow what a long car trip! Where in Illinois did you go? I lived there when I was a little girl...a long, long, looong time ago. lol

YOur friend Lorena is absolutely amazing and I"m so impressed...what a woman! Wait until I tell my mom (who turns 78 this year).

lime said...

sounds like it was a wonderful trip. 90 and still logging 4K miles. well done! we should all be so vital in our old age. thanks for dropping my my place after POTW.:)

Suzan Buckner said...

Good Lord..You DROVE in a CAR for 2200 miles???? OMG!! You are braver than I am. I would have jumped out..LOL..I won't even go home (Pensacola, FL) because it's 389 miles to my home there..LOL..I cannot stand being in the car, it drives me insane.

You have a beautiful family!!