Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Independence Day 4th of July

This year since 4th of July fell on a
Thursday and we both have to work
tomorrow it sort of limited our plans.
But we sure made the best of it and are
having a wonderful day !

We both love upstate NY and I love
the mountains so we took a ride.

First breakfast at Cracker Barrel
My "happy" place hah

The ride upstate is so beautiful  on the
Palisades Parkway.

Then we cross the Bear Mountain Bridge

I love the big hanging flag

Perfect for today ! I pledge allegiance . . .
one Nation under GOD !

We did some shopping at Hobby Lobby,
90% off sale -  I did so well !
My hubby is a huge lobster lover
I found this cute lobster frame for $3.00
It matches my home office of pink & green.
I remembered I had this photo from a trip
to Maine - just perfect fit.
Hubby really liked this for our kitchen.
Our kitchen is red and this looks perfect.
$ 40.00 on sales for $ 13.00

Since I just finished my bathroom in
leopard print this photo was perfect.
$3.00 yes 90% off rack

How perfect are these to sunflowers for
my bathroom !   Oh I love these finds.

After Hobby Lobby shopping we headed to
Cold Springs.  It is just a beautiful town
on the water. We stayed there on our wedding
night at a bed and breakfast.
Here's my man by the local trolley
Isn't it beautiful there?

Oh mountains how I love thee !

Reminds me of this photo I found on
Pinterest !  This is so me !
You can keep your beach ~ give me the mountains.
Donald and Daffy out for a swim on the 4th

 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

Here I am risking the rats. hah
I over heard a Mom tell her child he couldn't climb
on the rocks because of rats.
It was all I could think of getting my photo. hah

Oh beautiful for spacious skies . . .

We had some sidewalk entertainment.
It was so hot ~ these guys were real troupers.
We stopped for a cold drink at Go-Go Pops.


They make delicious all natural pops.

We were much more thirsty than hungry so we
decided to try their Smoothies
WOW so good!
I had one called - Monkey Shine
Bananas, peanut butter, cocoa, low-fat milk
and honey.
Gar chose - Lassi 
Coconut, banana, yogurt, honey
How beautiful is this angel on
the stoop of this old church?

Too soon it was time to head back to NJ
I'm sure you have all heard and seen our
song:  Stronger Than the Storm.
Lovin' the signs at all the toll booths.

Well, time to sign off as hubby is going to make
our BBQ now. YUM schickhaus hot dog here I come.

We'll be watching Macy's
fireworks tonight ! ENJOY


1 comment:

  1. Loved your trip to the mountains! See you love Cracker Barrel also! Love the little sign that says,"The mountains are calling and I must go.." That is us!! Thanks for sharing!

    While we are Williamsburg there were some people there walking their little Westie. Made us miss ours so much!