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Saturday, March 14, 2009

In Sunny FLA!!!

It was a VERY early start to my day today... and I'm surprised I'm still vertical at this point. I had a bad night's sleep (who sleeps well in a hotel???) last night, and I was awake before my 4am wake up call. I got myself all packed again, and organized for my taxi pick-up at 4:30am.

When I got to the Syracuse airport, it was already one hopping place! Full of Canadians going to warmer climates! In typical style... I ran into a student from my school on my flight from Syracuse to Cleveland! I just can't go anywhere without running into someone I know! I got into Cleveland with just enough time to walk VERY fast to the next terminal, go for a quick potty break and board the plane! Whew that was close!

Two hours later I was landing in Jacksonville Florida... I imagined it being SUNNY well, with my luck there was a heavy fog. Of course seeing my best friend from High School, Claire is much better than a sunny landing! Quickly we were off to have lunch (I was hungry!) I had a very yummy bison burger! Followed by lots of walking and window shopping. I haven't bought much so far, a shirt and a few things at JoAnn's.

While shopping we saw this very cool hot rod.

These little guys are very cute, scuttling all over the fence in the back yard. Us Northern girls just aren't used to seeing lizards running about free!

This evening... Claire is stitching, I'm computing but soon to be stitching! Here's where my Paradigm Lost stands, this will be my project for the week.

If no one had already guessed, the MacDonald Maple Leaf I stitched was for Claire. I finished it into a cube-it. I'm very happy with how it turned out.

24 comments:

kimstitch3 said...

I love the Macdonald maple leaf pic, it came out beautifully. Enjoy Florida, that is where I'm from originally.I was born in Tampa Fl and lived there 24 yrs. I miss it, I'm in TN now.Take care,Kimberly

tkdquintmom said...

The cube turned out beautiful. Happy vacation!

valerie said...

Sounds like you've had a fun 1st day of vacation! Very nice pictures. And I love your maple leaf finish! Have a fun rest of your vacation!

Cindy F. said...

Yay! You made it to Florida!! I know you and Claire are going to have a blast! These are great pics...especially of you two together! PL looks awesome and your gift for Claire is beau-ti-ful!! Have fun in sunny FLA!!

Brigitte said...

Wow, what a wonderful gift for your friend Claire.
Enjoy your vacation in the sun.

Suzanne said...

Wow, the cube is really beautiful. Enjoy your holiday.

mollycaff said...

Love the Maple leaf, it's stunning. Enjoy your holiday!

Chiloe said...

The cube is beautiful: can't believe I haven't seen the wolf before :-o

Have fun: lucky you ;-)

Miokka said...

Welcome to sunny Florida! Wish we were not at opposite ends of the state! I love the Anoles (little lizards)! So fun to watch them scurry around. Your Maple leaf finish is pretty! Enjoy your time. I'm looking forward to pictures!

Michelle. said...

The pictures are awesome, your stitching is great and the potty break before a flight, can't miss that one!

Stitchingranny said...

Hope you are enjoying the sunshine and the time well spent with your friend.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Sounds like you have lots of fun with your friend in Fla. Love your MacDonald Maple Leaf cube, a great gift.

Christine said...

Your Maple Leaf finish is gorgeous. Enjoy your holiday

Mylene said...

The cube finished is beautiful! Enjoy your stay with your friend.

Julie said...

Have a wonderful time!

Doris said...

i love the macdonald maple.is so beautiful,i love the wolf in there..amazing.

stitcherw said...

Glad you got there with no problems, and that the weather seems to have cleared up from the fog and turned nice. PL is looking great, will be fun to see how much progress you get done. Your maple leaf turned out beautifully, what a lovely present for her.
Sue

Lillie said...

Lovely photos as always. A beautiful gift for a friend.

Karan said...

Glad the journey went OK. Gorgeous pics Dani & love how you finished ML - it's beautiful. Nice to see PL too. :0)

CindyMae said...

Hope you are having a fantastic time!!!

Heidi said...

Very pretty! Sounds like fun to be had. ^_^

Sharon said...

Gorgeous cube Dani!

Wanda said...

Beautiful gift. Stitching always comes from the heart. Your friend is greatly loved and I'm sure she feels it.

Anonymous said...

Wow you are gorgeous Dani! Well done on your weight loss. You are such a beauty! Ann