Thursday, March 01, 2007

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety, Jig

Well...we are on our way home from Virginia.  We had a wonderful time.  We stayed at a resort that was a horse farm.  Unfortunately, Scott and I did NOT get to go riding, but that's a really looong story.  The short version is this, do NOT buy a timeshare from BlueGreen Vacation Resorts...not worth the sales pitch hassle.  We didn't buy...just tried 'em on for size, and we won't be buying.
Anyhow.  The girls got to ride a pony and pet some  goats and chickens and mules and horses.  They had such a blast!  We went to Montpelier, James and Dolly Madison's home.  That was really cool.  They are in the middle of restoring the manor back to its original early 1800's frame and decor.  We saw its bare bones, and it was very fascinating.  I want to go back and revisit it when the restoration is complete.  The girls were EXCELLENT on the one hour tour.  When the tour began, there were a few older women that were eyeing the girls with obvious worry.  I think they thought we might disrupt the tour.  But by the end, those same women were smiling at the girls and me with delight.
We shopped a bit and I am delighted to say that by the end of the week I will be the proud owner of two, small but beautiful, antique stained-glass windows.  I plan to hang them on my soon-to-be-newly-painted-yellow bedroom wall.

We are ready to be home...we just hope that we can remember how to get back on schedule!

Love to you all.



grammy said...

Grammy and Grampy will be waiting with open arms!! We missed you.

Granny said...

Dolly Madison is one of my heroes. I'm glad you got to see if, even in renovation.

Anonymous said...

Glad you had such a nice vacation!

I wanna see photos of the stained glass windows, please.

Cliff Morrow said...

I'm glad the trip went well. I'm also glad you didn't buy a time share. I know some are okay but there is certainly enough shysters out there to make me worry. I'm glad the girls got to do some stuff. Interesting that my daughter has a couple of ponies that she pulls both locally and into Omaha to give pony rides at birthday parties. It's always a big hit.
Welcome back.

Anonymous said...

We wondered if you all had fallen off the edge of the earth! Heehee! :-) Well, I'm glad you had a great vacation!
Love you,
Kendra Younkin

Laura said...

Glad that you had a good time. Everyone could use a vacation now & again but, it is always good to be back home and around your familiar things. Was the weather nice while you were there? Looks like you got out just in time from the latest downpour of rain.

Rachel said...

So glad to hear you had a nice trip! Too bad you didn't get to ride a horse though!! Nothing more fun than that!

I'm glad your girls had a fun time too! Welcome back!!

Jamie Dawn said...

What a neat trip. For the most part, I think time shares are a crock, so it's good you didn't get caught up in one. The stained glass will look wonderful, I'm sure. How exciting! I just love home decorating. It is fun to get new things, little by little. My daughter and I just bought a new dresser for her room and a breakfast table and chairs and baker's rack for our breakfast area. If you're like us, you have to get things little by little since funds are tight.
I hope you'll share a photo of the stained glass when you get it up on the wall.
Hooray to the girls for being so well behaved!!!

Bossy said...

My sister lives in Virgnia, but in Virgina Beach, so I have never got to see any of that cool stuff..

I thought I heard time shares are scams...dont buy..

Carolj said...

Glad you had a nice time!

Was it any warmer down there?

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Well, it sounds like you had a great great time! I'm happy for you my dear, and I'm sure you are glad to be home!
Thanks for your visit and your lovely words, too! I agree with you!

Mike ( ex scientia, veritas ) said...

Amen! It's ALWAYS good to be home - and sleep in your own bed. Glad you had a great vacation. :)