Thursday, July 31, 2014

Good Fences ~ Edition 19 ~

For those of you who do not know, I am a knitter!!
On May 18, 2014, I went to...

Arrow Acres Farm
and took my very first knitting class.
The rest, as they say, is history.
We sit outdoors on the farm and this my friends is the view...

Can you see my dilemma...
knit or take pictures of these gorgeous animals?!
As I struggle to "pay attention" to the lovely Leanne,
visions of Alpaca are dancing through my head,
and across my line of vision.
But I sit, I listen and I learn as one love wins out over the other.

I am super excited to be sharing these pretty fences
that keep my Alpaca friends safe with
for Good Fences.
Stop by and consider joining in the fun, any fence or gate will do!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A Close Encounter...

 of the Deer kind!!
 This mama was not nearly as thrilled to see me,

as I was to see her.
She contemplated her it was pretty clear I was not leaving.

 She was worried about these two little ones...
I had not even seen as I was so focused on mom.

 They knew right away, that mom was uneasy...

 two action "butt" shots,

 of them scampering off.

 Mom's final warning "Don't Come Back"!!
July 18, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Point Lobster...

If you are ever in Point Pleasant, New have to go to
 A cute little shack type eatery,

 where you can only eat outside...

 at nice white picnic tables,
where the decor is all about the shore.

 I had a warm Lobster Roll, of course.
Lobster, butter and a bun, it's down there somewhere...
just like they make them in New England, it was delish.

 The Hubs had Fried Shrimp, these were not as fresh and awesome,
each platter came with coleslaw and hand cut fries that were very good.

The wall decor was nothing short of amazing
and on July 25th, the weather was perfect,
with a cool sea shore breeze!!
Afterward, we went to the Inlet in Point, to watch the boats come and go.
A trip down to "Point" is not complete without stopping here,
as you may remember, this is where the hubs and I went on our first date.

I don't know about you guys but one of the best parts of
Summer is all the fresh seafood.
Who loves lobster??

Monday, July 28, 2014

Up, Up & Away...

Saturday, Chuck and I went to
We look forward to and attend this festival every year.
It is, hands down, one of my favorites!!
The balloons rose with the sun and the sight of
125 balloons in the sun streaked sky is just breathtaking!!
We enjoyed a hot air balloon ride a few years
ago and it was an amazing experience.
On this day, we did not ride...
the view from the ground was all we needed.
 So get ready for "my beautiful balloons" ...
and when I say "get ready" and put my hands on my hips, I mean business!!

125 Balloons in total...

It's a beautiful morning...

and when I say morning,

we are talking 7:30 a.m. in New Jersey!

Definitely worth getting up for...

this view is breathtaking!!



The QuickChek Balloon!!

The Hubs and I...
always smiling, always enjoying the moment!!

I think this is an "Angry Bird"...I have never played.

  And here I am holding up my purple humming bird,
this was exhausting...
I got hot and tired and was "faking" my smile!! hehehe

 This guy was real and a little scary
but I just can't seem to pass up a good, or bad, photo opportunity!!

Now on to the highlight of the day...
"getting noticed" by Jean.
Jean has been reading and following my blog for 2 years,
 she recognized me, as I walked past her.

Here we are together!!

What a coincidence that our paths would cross,
that she would recognize me from my blog pictures,
(it's not like I share a lot of selfies...hahaha)
and that we would have the opportunity to meet,
exchange names and become Facebook friends.
Jean does not have a blog, she just reads mine,
and is one of the kindest souls I have ever met, her husband as well.

She attended the festival because she has read my posts about it
in the past.
She said she was hoping somehow she would see me.

Serendipity for sure!
You are a very special woman Jean, I am so happy I got to meet you.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Laurita Winery, You Should Go!!

Last Saturday, we ventured out to Laurita Winery for their 
Wine Tasting and Food Truck Festival!!
 The Winery itself is beautiful...
 both outdoors,
 and indoors as well!!

 The woodwork, brickwork and vaulted ceilings were spectacular!!
A peak inside at the gift shop...

spectacular as well!!
There were so many food trucks to choose from,

 but this one, Red Hook Lobster Pound,

 was the only one that mattered to me.

 Warm Lobster, butter and a bun...this. was. amazing.
 There was a horse ride for me...

 some posing with the hubs...

 and lots of picture taking as this Winery is just gorgeous!

Big crowds of happy people, live music and lots of gourmet food trucks,
this was a super fun event!!
check it out, it's an awesome place to spend the day!!
July 20, 2014
Yesterday we went to the Hot Air Balloon Festival,
and we had a blast.
I have lots of pictures to share and an amazing story to tell
about a chance meeting with a very special someone.
Stay tuned, it's a great story!!