Jun 28, 2015

Glorious Getaway - Part One

I spent almost a week in beautiful Virginia with my SM Sue and her entertaining DH Butch.  Oh, and let's not forget their doggie Peanut, who after three days finally decided I was friend instead of foe, lol.  I haven't been so stress-free and slept so well in I don't know how long!  I am normally a light sleeper... SM informed me that I slept through not one, but TWO storms.

Despite being 93F and high humidity, we did a bit of site seeing each day.

Yorktown Cemetery, Victory Monument, and Yorktown Beach

 There were a LOT of unmarked grave sites.

Victory Monument stands right next to York River.  
It's massive and an exceptional piece of art.
 An interesting bit of trivia....

Even though it was a hot day, there was a fabulous breeze at the beach.
I had to test the waters.

Stay tuned for the next installment...


Deb said...

Looks like a great trip! Happy you got some good rest!

Anonymous said...


Looks like you had a fabulous time. Glad you got some much needed R and R :)

Melissa xoxo

Kelly Smith said...

Looks like you had a great Holiday, thank you for sharing x

Anonymous said...

It looks like a fabulous place to spend some down time. Hope you enjoyed yourself -- after the last 2 years, you have definitely earned some joy in your life! Judi in Phoenix

*-* said...

Such lovely scenes from your holiday, Meari. Glad you are well rested in spite of the humidity.

Anonymous said...

Hi Meari - I checked out your blog - looks like you had a fabulous time.


Sue said...

You take fabulous photos SD! They all turned out beautifully.


Anonymous said...

Great update Meari!


Anonymous said...

You are very lucky to have visited York Town that is the first place we took our kids to visit in VA. It is a wonderful place to visit.

Your stitching is beautiful, thank you for sharing.

Karen V
Fitchburg MA

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time. It's amazing how a trip will help us to feel so much better after lots of stress.


Donna Pheneger said...

So glad you were able to get away - we've been to Yorktown and loved it.

Vickie said...

Good for you! What fun!

Katie said...

Wonderful photos!!

gominam said...

Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing it with us:)

Anonymous said...


So glad that you were able to go on a vacation and you needed a break.


Faith... said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time visiting with Sue. Glad you were able to get away from all the stress of your everyday life and relax for a bit; you certainly earned some time for yourself this past year.

Carol said...

There are so many wonderful things to see and do in Virginia, Meari, and it looks like you had a great time visiting Sue and her family... So glad you got to visit a new-to-you stitching shop as well. I used to go to Williamsburg all the time when I was a bit younger, but never knew the shop was there. Nice new purchases (I just finished Old Glory myself :)

Hope your July goes well!

Anonymous said...


It sounds like you had a marvelous trip! Virginia has such a rich history and I understand it is a visually beautiful place (giant oaks and horses, and much more). Your photography is awesome! Looking forward to seeing more.


Vickie said...

Looks like you had great time!!! Glad to know peanut finally accepted you!