Friday, July 26, 2013

Vacation?


Well, things didn't work out as planned and we came home wednesday. A combination of people who take out their frustrations on others, bad cooking arrangements and a moldy house, put me into a state of stress that caused me to get sick again. Add a cute but obnoxious niece who wanted to jump on me in the water and a sprained back put me over the edge;)

The first night seemed to be the start of a wonderful week. The location was wonderful, nice calm cove with views of the mountains.


The house was large and looked wonderful from the outside but the floors and walls were plywood. Add a damp environment and you get mold growth on the wood, which made it hard to breath well.


It was cloudy on the first day so Bill and I took a trip down to the end of the lake, which was a little over 4 miles.


The second day rained so we went for a drive by ourselves, so I could get a break and do some shopping at the outlets. On the way we took a back road and saw this dam that warned, when you hear the alarm, the water rises immediately. I would not want to be on the banks when that happens.


By day three, the sun was shining and it was perfect for paddling but I was mentally and physically exhausted and since it was my sister's vacation, I kept my mouth shut and said I was ill and went home. We took the scenic route and had a nice time enjoying the lakes and mountains and found this old dam at Bear Brook State Park area. It was a nice place to stop and stretch our legs.



The nice thing was, I had extra cash left that I had saved for the trip and I decided to treat myself with a stop at The Quilted Crow. They were off to another show so they were pulling things off the shelves, so the pattern stock was being depleted but I was able to find some nice patterns to make and some fabrics to use in my Christmas projects. I also got some gold eye needles to use. They go in smooth but I notice that gold ends tend to stick as you go through, maybe it is just me? Stay tuned for my 5'th year Blogaversary, coming soon! I am working on one gift and hope to have it done to show you.


31 comments:

Raymond Homestead said...

I'm sorry your vacation didn't go as planned, that's too bad. Hope things improve!

Quilt Hollow said...

Well, the time spent does look like fun out there paddling. So sorry you just weren't yourself and get feeling good soon!

Rugs and Pugs said...

So sorry it didn't work out but you need to do what's best for you and hubby.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

I get it totally!! Welcome home!

Fiona said...

that's such a shame that your vacation was messed up a bit... looks like you made the most of it...
Hugz

marie said...

Vacationing with other can be a trying situation. You did the right thing by leaving. Glad retail shopping helped your mood. Looks like you got some good stuff.

acorn hollow said...

So sorry your vacation wasn't what you expected great pictures of squam though. We are looking at a great weekend.
Cathy

jackiero said...

I'm so sorry about your so-called vacation (insert a virtual hug here).
Enjoyed your fotos & especially your fabric/pattern purchases! You bought my favorites :)

Vicki W said...

Good decision to come home early! Sounds like the stop turned things around!

Allie said...

I'm sorry to hear that it didn't work out as planned - but hey, you got to shop, lol! The paddling looks nice, though, what a pretty lake!

Julie Fukuda said...

I don't think I could have lasted even one night in a moldy place. I'd say you stuck it out pretty well. If it isn't fun, can you call it a vacation?

Jacqueline said...

You were able to salvage your vacation with your shopping stop. Love your purchases.

It is always nice to come home.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

So sorry to read your trip wasn't as much fun as you had hoped~ and even sorrier you got sick! It looks like the outings were wonderful~ and the shopping on the way home even better. :-) LOL I've never tried gold eye needles, I'll have to look for some and give them a test run too. Enjoy your new projects!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Sorry it wasn't great for you. The nature was beautiful though. And you did get some great finds on the way home!

paulette said...

Bummer...but you did manage paddle around a wonderful area! Hope you are feeling better soon! Love the loot!
P

BumbleBeeLane said...

Sorry you had a bad time.It's hard to live with other people if only for a short time.Everybody set in their ways even if not always good.Looks like you had some great stops though.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Carol said...

Vacationing with others can send me over the edge, too, but it looks like you made the best of it as long as you could. At least you got to enjoy a few side trips!

Barbara said...

Yep, that would have had me packing for home too. Looks like some of it was worth the trip though.

moosecraft said...

oooh my! That sounds like a nightmare... at least you got some good treasures from The Quilted Crow! :-)

Jill Cooper said...

Sorry your vacation didn't work out. Sometimes vacations with family can be the pits! Been there, done that, won't do it again LOL Hugs to you.

Soggibottom said...

AH.. so sorry...
Well, you could have come here and coughed and spluttered your way through the week because of dust.. We could have taken you to other places, but in the end we still have to come home. HOME IS HOME no matter that it isn't what we are used to looking at out of a window. BUT you and I can cough and splutter together and know.. we are one.. never mind... there is always next year... WIV :-) Pun.. on spelling. You never know what next year will bring.. my dear friend... Thinking of you all always x x x

Jill said...

Thanks for being honest in regards to a vacation gone poorly. Unexpected stinky accommodations and too much togetherness can lead to stress and frustration. It happens in the best of families. Fabric shopping was good therapy!

Melody said...

Sorry things didn't go well. Lovely purchases.

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Firecracker Kid said...

You made the best of it though :) I love your fabrics you found. Can't wait to see what you do with them. Feel better quick :)

Hugs~CaROL

Anna said...

I am just catching up on my blog reading...OMG...as Dorothy says, "there is not place like home!" Like you I have checked out of a place as soon as I have physically seen it is not for me. Glad you are home and that you had some good shopping!

Libby said...

Sorry to hear about your spoiled vacation. We had a troublesome vacation last week, too. Some parts were awful, but the good parts made up for it....thank goodness.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

So sorry your vacation was ruined and hope your back is better :O( Beautiful spot and lovely pictures and your quilting finds are great. Deb

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Catching up on blog posts. Sorry to hear about your vacation. Beautiful photos. Love your finds.

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priscilla said...

I can't believe you went to Castle in the Clouds & Bear Brook State Park!!! Those were our stomping grounds when I was a kid!!! My dad used to plant the 3 of us at BB Campground for weeks at a time!!! The lifeguard used to keep an eye on us!! Hope your life is returning to normal by now.

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