Thank you to all my sweet blogging friends for the birthday comments last week! I had a very nice birthday and the weekend was great, too, in spite of the weather which was rather chilly and cloudy. More rain came in yesterday.
My hubby and I hopped into the car Saturday for a day trip. I had planned on a different drive, but because the light wasn't cooperating for any photo ops that I might encounter, we just drove to our nearest big city which is Columbia. We ended up taking a slightly different route than we usually take. As we were motoring along and talking, my eyes were always on the alert, of course. Suddenly, I saw a very, very large bird atop a tree and we screeched to a halt, after a quick check in the rear view mirror. Could it be? I quickly zoomed in and saw that it was indeed a Bald Eagle!! I was so excited that I could barely hold the camera still and it's not a very sharp photo since the zoom was extended as far as it would go and the light was poor. Good shot, bad shot, it didn't matter...seeing this Bald Eagle made a great start to my day and I was glad that we had changed our plans after all!
One of our first stops was for lunch at the 63 Diner, a favorite of ours. Elvis serenaded us, along with other artists from the 50's and 60's. I always have to have an old-fashioned cherry coke with my meal.
Next stop was at my favorite antique mall, Artichoke Annie's. I think we must have spent 2 hours there! We also stopped in for some browsing at The Veranda which is just down the Interstate from Annie's.
I love roosters and chickens and quilts. So when I spied this little cross-stitched number with all 3, I just couldn't resist taking it home. It looks better in person than it does in this photo!
I also love vintage linens and was happy to find this tablecloth in colors that I love. It was in great condition without any tears or glaring stains that many seem to have. It also came home with me along with a few old red and white crocheted pot holders of which I have a small collection.
Before we headed home, we stopped in at Lowe's and browsed around. We were surprised that they didn't have more items out in the garden center yet. I know it's a bit early for many plants, but other gardening/yard items were a bit scarce, I thought. Inside, I did find a new floor lamp that I wanted. The photo above is not in my house, it's the front of the box. I hope it works out for the spot I have in mind for it, I haven't put it together yet. That's on the agenda today.
Also on my agenda today is catching up with blog reading. I miss blogging when I'm away for a few days and it takes a while to catch up, but I'll get there! Did you have a good weekend? And do you have anything special on your agenda for today?
Have a wonderful day!
Until next time...