Some wee little things in Grandma's Afternoons

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Specials

Hello Everyone,

Merry Christmas. I know I have been on Santaès naughty list ever since we landed in North Carolina. But hear this I have 8, head count, Makayla, Anna-Grace, Tyler, Savannah, Emily, Avery, Gavin and Logan reasons to stop and play for awhile and so this is where Iève been at.

I made a short Christmas list, yup,

1é scotch shortbread

2. snow

3. someone to shut the french keyboard off

4. Youè all to have a Very Merry Christmas.

Ièm about to take a short blog break until I get back, please look after yourselves and donèt be eating as many treats as Iève been having lately - itèll go straight to you know where.


I have a tree to share with you all

It started out lovely and bright,

then the elves got into a fight,

on a cold Christmas night.

Those bad little elves,

they should stay on their shelves,

and everything might be all right.

Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas

Iève remembered the milk and the girls and I baked sugar cookies

A couple of Christmas candies and we are almost ready

In the event you are listening these are the cookies I love



To all my family and friends a very merry christmas in Canada and the United States,
Peace, Joy, Love & Happiness


P.S. somehow these two just have a way of making Christmas Special

Elf Troubles



Sunday, December 7, 2014

Fort Bragg to the Petrified Forest


I've miss you over this past week. Get a cuppa and sit for a bit I have a couple of great adventures to share with you my friend.

This arm chair travel

is starting from Fort Bragg where I'm still dreaming of

and all the seaglass

but we have to move on

our son watched a show called Diners, Drive-ins & Dives

and sent us to San Diego to The Noodle House and Sake

Where I had amazing wings

along with an egg roll and house fried rice, yum.

From there we went on a Safari - what a trip that was not only did I get a couple of nice pictures I got my $89 dollars back. That is the thing, if something is very bad don't be shy in asking for your money back, chances are you can get it with good explanation. This is only the second time I've ever had to do this.

So lets move on

Guess where? In all this fog

The Grand Canyon

The fog lifted I filled my memory card, I'll only share a couple though


A little closer up to reviel the lines of time.

Next stop
Sedona, Arizona

We found a hideaway off the road and walked the canyon the river once dug

A swimming spot

The walk back to the car was just as pretty and we found faces in these rocks, how many can you find? (click to enlarge photo)

Then onto another amazing phenomenom

Meteor Crater

just outside of Winslow, Arizona

You can see Guy walking up the path, I read where there could be 20 football fields placed in the centre of this crater. Not the largest in the world but the best preserved.

And can I have a drumroll please,

ta, da, ta daw

This took my breath away

The Petrified Forest

We walked over 3 miles

in amazement


And wonder, to think of the millions of years this preserved forest was covered then became uncovered, and protected by Theodore Roosevelt in 1906 but not before vandals had removed a lot of it off and blasting the crystals from deep within the middle.



These weigh a ton they are apparently 200 times their original weight

Big, did I happen to mention they are also big

We took Braxton with us as he needed a stretch and he was amazed by the size also.

Well that is it folks,

I hope you enjoyed this part of the arm chair travel today and I was able to hold your interests for some of the trip if not all.

I'm off to Albuquerque as apparently someone thinks they can get me on some kind of crame or trim or tram up a ravine, ya not me.

Until our next connect, via internet - take care




Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Fort Bragg California Here I Come!

Hello my arm chair travellers.

Have I got an amazing day lined up for you today. First off, pack a lunch because we are about to go deep.

(Fort Bragg - end of post)

We'll start off


as we usually do, early morning, raining but the sun it trying it's damnest hardest to shine through.

The coast is pretty and perhaps we are going to get a lot more rain than the windsheild whippers want to keep up too.

California is sort of looking like the coast of Oregon, pretty isn't it?

We take one of those pull-ups (sounds like diapers) pull overs and right there beside the parking lot is a sunken ship. I had to take the picture through the window as by now it is raining so hard.

Looks like it is going to be a rough day ahead

Look we found a little clear sky just in time for a picture of all these oyster shells. As we drive along we see backyards full of shells



Next stop

Beach art!

Ya, a business thriving on bring me beach junk and I'll make it into art. Have a look crazy, I took some photos of the yard but i'd rather share the beach bird, it is pretty.


Move over, beach art

Large is coming through

Largest Cypress in the world,

in case you don't believe me

I put Guy up along it somewhere.

Now this tree was just fun, you know I like to take pictures of trees by now


Fun, you want fun,

These guys were singing Amazing Grace on the dock, what a hoot.

Our next stop Arch Rock

looks like I can get out of the car for this picture it has stopped raining again.

Trees, Trees, Trees, Trees

Another big tree, the road was built around this one

Hell they built the house in this one

This one needed to be widdled so the cars could drive through.

Wait! don't leave me now

not when we finally made it to

Fort Bragg, Glass Beach

This is me making a seaglass angel, oh joy. The rain is pounded down on my face as I'm singing my seaglass song.

Just a handful

A foot full

Mounds of it everywhere

And some rock.

That was an amazing day wasn't it? I'm so glad you could come along. I was having doubts about the day after the rough night we had last night.

We took up in a camping spot and settled in with another wrong choice movie. We were both asleep by 10pm and by 12:30 a car horn continued to sound, honk, honk, honk another 40 times. Then it stopped and I managed to get back to sleep about an hour later. By 4:10 the horn is going again, Guy figures the guy has his alarm set on the car and rolled over and set it off. This time he was better at finding his keys and had the horn stopped after 8 blows. Then our alarm sounded at 10 to 7 this morning. What is with this? I'm on holidays why do I have an alarm set?

I'm off to bed, we have pulled over by the beach and with luck these waves won't come in too high. The crashing back and forth is rather soothing.

Bye for now, or at least until I get wifi again,