Thursday, September 12, 2013

Hiking on the Mogollon Rim

Last Friday, Hubby and I decided to head for the Mogollon Rim above Payson, Arizona to scout out places to "dry" camp using our 5th wheel.  We took our middle grandson, Joshua, along for the ride.
On the car ride up Joshua enjoyed watching cartoons on his DVD player.
After checking out some possible camping spots, we had a little picnic.
Since it's a good 20 degrees cooler on the Rim than it is in the Valley of the Sun we decided to do a little hiking.  Traveling Dog, Maggie, was overjoyed.
Hubby and his little shadow had a great time.
Time for a water break.
Joshua was one cool hiker.
We did find a couple possibilities for camping spots but, so far, we are keeping busy around home - for now!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Alabama Treasures

On Sunday, Hubby and I spent a delightful evening with my friend Ceekay and her Hubby.  During the course of our visit, Ceekay asked me what I had brought home for myself so I thought I'd show a few pictures of just some of the things I purchased while Hubby worked in Alabama.
One of my last purchases was this Dazey churn.  I had never seen a metal one before so it had to come home with me - plus the price was right.
This was one of my first Alabama purchases.  I still haven't decided where to hang it.
Our grandson, Jacob, was enraptured with the jar of marbles I brought home.  There are 227 - we counted!
When I was helping my Mom declutter her house she gave me wonderful old book.
She also gave me a Depression era goblet and creamer.  Then, I found more goblets and the wonderful little sherbet glasses at some antique stores.
I figured I could mix and match them with the six pink sherbet glasses I found at a store in Lynchburg, Tennessee.
Mom also gave me this delightful little pink Depression berry set.  They were found covered with dirt in a barn on my grandparent's farm in southern Missouri.
On one of our outings, when Ceekay came to visit, I found this silver sugar and matching scoop.
At another antique shop, Ceekay and I visited, I found this server at a bargain price.
Then, I ended up collecting mugs from Franklin, Tennessee, the bed and breakfast Ceekay and I stayed at, and Stones River National Battlefield.
Finally, I couldn't resist a set of wine glasses etched with Belle Meade Plantation's logo.
However, my shopping wasn't all about me.  I like to give all the neighbors a little souvenir of our time away from home, for keeping an eye on our place, so this time I brought home jars of honey from U.G. Mercantile in Athens, Alabama.  Then, I baked home-made loaves of bread so they would have something to put their honey on. 
There are plenty more Alabama treasures I purchased as gifts but they will have to remain secret -
for now!