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Here it is — the end of the road at Carolina Beach, NC. Ryan is my camera man.
And I thought you might like to see us crazy Californians going nuts in the snow!
I couldn’t resist sharing the rest of the pictures from my trip – so the pictures then podcast links will be in chronological order.
This Mississippi Welcome center rates 5 stars in my book. The following photos will show you why.
This dress was the most intricate of all that were on display. It is more amazing than you can imagine.
The costumes on the right and left are for the men in the parade.
Celebrating NASA, the train around this has space ships all the way around. The beading is exquisite.
Isn’t this crocheted doily beautiful? I love how they have it matted.
Stebbins Visitors center, where you can hop a shuttle bus and take a free tour at the nearby space center where they tested this little thing:
The LEM, short for Lunar Excursion Module. Seeing it in person, it’s hard to believe that two grown men could actually fit inside it! After seeing “From the Earth to the Moon”, I have a deep appreciation for the crews that took those historic flights.
Then on to Alabama and Georgia, where I met this wonderful lady, Sandi Cain.
And we visited a new quilt shop in her area, Georgia Sewing and Quilting, a great shop!
Owner, Jeanne (second from the left) and Staff
(The quilt hanging above us was made by a staff member. The quilt was designed by Deb Karasik and is in her new book. Isn’t it breathtaking?!)
Leigh Anne, getting ready to fire up the Handi-Quilter
The South Carolina visitor’s center is very nice, with all kinds of great information for the traveler.
I especially liked this sign, which told me that I would have inclement weather on the rest of my trip. Whew!
Denice Eubanks with her quilty likeness, made by a friend. It was so fun to meet Quilting Stash listeners!
My new favorite cup was given to me by Denise – which has the symbols of South Carolina on it. The Palmetto tree was used for its’ porous wood, used to build forts during the Civil War. The wood withstood the barrage so the forts remained standing. The crescent moon was the symbol on Confederate Soldiers caps. (I didn’t know that?!) The cup is really nice and sturdy and perfect for dunking Oreos — my treat when I watch LOST.
Then, I finally made it to North Carolina and Ryan and Karen’s where I promptly forgot to take a picture of my arrival — I was so happy to be there and so totally frozen. We all enjoyed cups of hot chocolate that Sandi Cain sent with me as a bon voyage. It was so cold while I was there that we finished the tin of hot chocolate mix! Yummy!!
On the night before I left NC for home, we made an unplanned visit to Thimble Pleasures, which was recommended to me by my pal, Kay MacKenzie, who is a native Chapel Hill girl. She said that it was the best – and I tend to agree ; )
It was SO fun to meet Celeste, who was totally surprised when she heard my voice. Ryan and Karen were tickled that someone actually knew me.
Thimble Pleasures owner, Julie, with Diane and Celeste.
Susan Powell’s quilts are on display on the wall above.
Batiks and Berninas
Karen West’s class at Thimble Pleasures
Last bit of pictures at Ryan and Karen’s:
411 West, our favorite restaurant in Chapel Hill
Carolina Beach — gorgeous!
Facing North, which would be South if I were at home. Weird!
Shells and rocks collected at Morro Bay beach, where I started my trip.
Carolina Beach shells, where I ended my trip. Such a difference in beaches and what I found there.
My take-along items, my mother’s ring and my gran’s bracelet. I wanted to bring them along on the journey, which was comforting to me. Ryan said that my sea-bands (which I wear for motion sickness) made a perfect three generation statement.
THE car, under 6″ of snow. Pretty isn’t it? I’m so glad this didn’t happen til I arrived rather than along the way.
Lily and Stella, who are not enjoying the snow.
A sweet family enjoying a Snow Day.
Why can’t this happen where I live?
Ryan really enjoyed the day.
Stella, enjoying Karen’s rag quilt, snuggly warm.
Where the magic happens, the “Honey and Headphones” podcast studio. We did a podcast for their show while I was out there – it was fun being on the other end. Just click on the link above to tune in!
Stella, enjoying a serenade courtesy of Ryan.
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