Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday and Sunday Rolled Into One
Yesterday we got up early and headed to Davis to hit some garage sales. I wanted to show photos of all the goodies I got, but I got side tracked with the day, coming home and needing/wanting to complete promised ATCs, and life. Surfice it to say I got lots of cool stuff: a wooden caddy for my scissors/pens/etc; beads for the kids; a ceramic art pin for me; Real Wool Roving from Germany in bright colors for felting; more ATC cards and other items from an art supply store, a binder and card pages for storing ATCS (yes, from a garage sale!!!); mats for photos, postage stamps from around the world; a suitcase on wheels $6/perfect condition; papers...I can't remember what all else...we had a great lunch out, salmon/bacon/tomato/fresh basil sandwiches; hit the thrift store here and came home...(sorry if you were expecting something more awesome than this (I was just too tired to write yesterday)...but now you have it all. Oh we saw the local burrowing owls again yesterday too. They were very nice about posing for photos too. Last night I stayed up late finishing about six or so ATCs promised to others. I was actually blurry eyed when I went to bed. They are all in envelops and ready to mail tomorrow. This morning I wanted to blog our day from yesterday, but DH said come on we are going for a ride...Brandon Island, Isleton, Walnut Grove, Locke...okay, I can sew later... Here are some interesting shots along our way...remember you can click to enlarge if you so desire... Loved this art shot in the water... ...and the ducks swimming by... Isleton is a tiny one street town we visited on our way to Locke. One thrift store (no buys) and some awesome Cacti and Roses I will show you tomorrow... You have to come back...it is so worth it. In Locke's Visitors Center/Museum we had the honor of meeting Connie King. She is 84 years young and was our guide. She arrived in Locke in 1948. She did a great deal to make the town the cultural center that it is today. I loved listening to her...what an historic life she has led. This photo reminded me of my grandpa Abe (long time deceased)who in his younger years he had a sundries store for the farmers in the Delta area (in Stockton, California), work clothes, boots, hats, etc...and often times the farmers traded farm produce for clothes in payment to Grandpa. And many a Sunday he and Grandma Ella came to Vallejo to visit us with a crate of asparagus for our dinner! Stopped in the Chinese Cultural Center store for more Chinese Coins for my ATCs. I got a lot this time, as they were such a big hit with so many of you. DH and I visited the Chinese Classroom...do those desks look familiar to most of you? They sure did to me. Oh look who we ran into painting on the sidewalk...Martha Esh...plein air painting! I can't believe I missed this alley way last time. Loved the toilet planters. A stop in Walnut Grove for lunch and a visit with the sleepy cat who likes wicker. (And looks a lot like our Henry V.) Remember him last time in the yellow wicker chair? Today he chose the lavender couch. This is one of two ferry boat rides we took to cross the river on the way home. Caught myself in the act of taking photos...Oh that's me! My intreped traveler, trip planner, driver, guide, teacher, buddy, partner for life! On the way home, the last stretch...we see the windmills again, and I got to capture the old with the new...yesteryear and NOW! Happy Sunday!