Saturday, November 12, 2011

Trip news.....

We finally made it back home after experiencing a necessary delay....we visited cousins in Beeville and my brother in Corpus Christi.  When we realized we were going to have to stay longer than expected, we contacted my sister who owns and rents a small condo right on the beach in Corpus...she made arrangements for us to stay there the remainder of our visit....

These were taken from our balcony....




   The guy above was practicing "surf sailing"...is that the right terminology???....anyway, he was doing flips and the wind was really blowing him along...

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Backing up a bit.....I had planned on stopping in Giddings twice...once on the way down to see the one quilt store I had not seen and once on the way back to see the other one which I had seen before.  Plans change.  I did stop on the way down at this store....


Of course, I did not take pictures....but the website will give you an idea. It was a busy time for them...I was told later that they had 11 buses coming from Houston in 3 days (because of the Quilt Show there).  They said the customers consisted mainly of people from other countries who had taken this chance to head out and buy from the "local" quilt stores.  Luckily, I arrived between buses and was able to shop quietly....

On a side note....please take note of the On Line Auction coming up on Nov. 21th which they are helping to sponsor ... This is to help the volunteer fire station which, during the fire flareup in Texas a few weeks ago or so, lost 3 of their vehicles to the fire, as well as homes of 8 of the firemen....They are auctioning off quilts, with the proceeds going directly to the station in hopes to have enough of a downpayment for at least one vehicle...more info on the site if you are interested.

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I decided I was going to skip the stop on the way back in Giddings....I knew we were going to be more than ready to head directly home, so while I was in Corpus, I went to another quilt shop...again no pictures....


They had just come back from Houston with oodles of goodies, not even unpacked, just scattered around the store.  Their rented van was even still parked outside.  I felt as if I was in someone's attic, looking at all the stuff.... And I had fun there, too.

You will see what I got on another post...don't have the pictures yet.....

See ya soon.....

1 comment:

mainer said...

Love those seagulls. Aren't they fun to watch?