Sunday, September 7, 2014

12 Days In A Carry-on

Knock, knock!
  Who's there? Anyone? 
   I saw this after arriving back in NC one trip.
I have not been able to find a balance with my traveling and stitching. I carry it with me everywhere but I don't take it out.
  So since we last spoke I have been to the following places....
I was in Florida for 2 days and I made sure that I stuck my feet in the water.
Then headed up to Beantown. I met my friend Susan for the weekend and some blood work for a diabetes study.
We stayed down by the navy yard.
So that meant a ferry ride back and forth to Long Wharf.
We spent a day at the MFA where we saw the Magna Carta, the quilt exhibit and many more wonderful things.
The next day it was off to Salem via the ferry in the rain.
What a great way to travel!
We stopped in the gift shop at the House of Seven Gables.
I love visiting Salem.
Back in Boston on our way to Newberry St. we stopped in the Church of the Covenant to see the amazing Tiffany lantern and windows.
 Of course we had some amazing meals in Boston.
Fabulous Italian for lunch in the North End.
  Susan headed back to NC and I went on to Warwick, RI. I met a friend that I haven't seen in 20 years for dinner in Providence.
Then and now!
Ray and I worked together at Lechters Housewares.
  My last night in RI I went over to Newport.
What a beautiful evening. I sat outdoors and had chowder and a lobster roll.
Then back to Logan. I love the parking level names at the garage.
I am enjoying taking photos from inside the airplane. Southwest, I am an advertisement for you! Lol.
If you know what this is, you know what my next stop was. Five-way chili at Skyline in Cincinatti.
I have no words for this, but I had to stop and take a picture.
And of course you have to have Graeter's ice cream when you are in Cincinatti. Yum!
    So this is where I ended up a month ago. I have been driving my own car for the last 4 weeks! Yea!
  I will have to do another post to catch you up on the last month.
   The job is keeping me busy. I am really tired on the weekends. I try to see something each place I visit.
   I need to work on the stitching. I have Xmas gifts to make. 
   I miss my blog friends and haven't visited with you very much. I hope that I can learn to balance everything.



Jackie said...

I don't know how you do all the travel for work. I come home exhausted every work trip and can't imagine doing it week after week. It does sound like you make the best of it and get out and see the area!

marly said...

Wow. How nice that you get to see friends along the way. But I still can't imagine being on the move that much and you seem to be thriving. Cats miss you?

Margaret said...

Great post! Looks like you've been to at least a couple of places I've been to this summer -- Cincy and Boston. Love RI too. Love seeing all the pics, but I don't know how you do it. I hope you are enjoying the new job and it's not wearing you out. Great to hear and see how you are doing!

P.J. said...

Amazing travel pics , so glad you got to tip your toes in the ocean. Love that you got to visit someone from so long ago. Very cool! Rest well and travel safe. :) I loved Salem and want to go back. Boston was terrific to. So glad I've had that chance to see this part of the country since living in Maine.

Wendy S. said...

Looks like an amazing trip! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

Robin said...

Great update, Chris! It looks like you have been taking in the sights along with work. Looking forward to your next update.

Robin in Virginia

Beth said...

So much travelling - I am sure it is extremely tough to find a balance or even know what time zone you are in. I do admire you for making the effort to really 'see' the places that you go though your work.

cucki said...

Wow so much fun and looks like a lovely trip xx

Annette-California said...

Chris you are super women:) Loved seeing all your wonderful photos of where you've been. You sure seem to be doing a great job of working in to see some friends. A+++ Such an enchanting name - House of 7 Gables! Glad you got to see so many pretties and even found time to put your feet in the ocean:)
love Annette

Marilyn said...

You've been busy!
Thanks for sharing all of the great pics.
Love the big ship on the water, and that Chili looks delicious!
Glad to see you get some fun time also.

Krista said...

So nice to hear about your travels. You have had a BUSY time! looks fun too!

Natasha said...

Great post, you took alot of wonderful photos. I have never been to Boston, I would love to visit one of these days.

Ahhhh Skyline chili YUMMMM!! Since here in South Carolina they do not have this wonderful delisiousness I make my own, it is pretty close to the original.

Have a great day!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I very much enjoyed catching up with what you've been doing and seeing all your great photos Chris. Take care on your travels.

Vickie said...

Wowie zowie! Whirlwind! Awesome, cool trips Chris. Yes, I knew that was Cincinnati chili. But Chris, I miss you. sniff.

Ellen said...

Wow, you certainly have been on the road.

Glad you were able to enjoy some of our Skyline chili and Graeter's ice cream. Let me know the next time you're in town, and maybe we can get together.

Anne said...

Take a rest from all that traveling Chris! Wow you saw a lot this summer. So many great places to visit in the States...I forget this fact. Salem just oozes history doesn't it?! I hope you find some balance in your life. Resting comes first! Hugs!