Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Where in the World is...

If you've noticed that my happy little flower cart hasn't visited your corner of blogland this week, please don't take it personally. I haven't been able to visit anyone.  You see, the flower cart has been temporarily sidelined.  For this week's adventure, we needed a heartier set of wheels. 

Because we're off on a family vacation.


Not a whole lot of prep time went into our adventure this year, and that's very uncharacteristic.  To me, half the fun of vacation is in the planning.  I just love to have it all mapped out in advance and organized on what the family smarty pants calls the clipboard of fun.  

That's because we rarely stay in one place for our vacations. We're not the exotic destination type of family. We're more the wandering vagabond type. You know the ones...



But this year, with the gas prices and the down economy, I hadn't given it much thought. We might have gone an entire summer with no vacation at all were it not for the fact that that I married Peter Pan. 


It's true. 

So when the boy who will never grow up came home a week or so ago and announced that he was taking this week off and wanted to go on a family adventure,  I knew that for the first time ever, we would be flying by the seat of our pants. Fun for the rest of the family, maybe, but these blogging britches don't hoist as easily as they used to.    

There was nothing else for the Vacation Queen to do but relinquish her crown in the name of family democracy. We took a vote, and I lost. Off we went. 

Out of Georgia.
Away from the scorching 100 degree weather
 and blistering sunshine. 

to this place...


I had nominated Alaska...

Alas,  Florida it is. 
But where? 

That's for me to know and you to find out. 

I'll just tell you that the scenery looks like this.

...which might give a hint as to which coast it is, based on the color it isn't.


Just look at them gloating. They think they're so smart.


Enjoy it while you can, smirkers, because the Vacation Queen packed her crown.


And the Queen says
 it isn't a family vacation
unless somebody  is dressed in costume
 and using words like "Huzzah!"


Stay tuned...

34 comments:

The Decorative Dreamer said...

How exciting! I am quite the opposite and would love a spur of the moment fly by the seat of your pants vacation. I bet you are having a wonderful time! Enjoy!!!!

Crickit said...

Can't wait to hear all about it...especially with THAT ending! Enjoy your vacation!

Barbara F. said...

Have a great trip!! Looking forward to the photos. xo,

Canadagirl said...

Oh I can't wait till you come back and update us how your flight went. [o= (meaning by the seat of your pants. [o;) I would be spending A LOT of time at the water b/c I would be seeking coolness. I am not use to lots of heat. But this summer up here is too cold too. Send some sun our way if you can.

Blessings and ((HUGS))!
-Mary

At The Picket Fence said...

All hail the Vacation Queen! :-) Sounds like you and Peter Pan balance each other perfectly and I know you will have a marvelous time. Enjoy your trip and we can't wait to hear about it when you get back!
Vanessa

Angel said...

I LOVE it! A true adventure! Can't wait to hear the rest of the story...

no spring chicken said...

Whew, glad it wasn't personal. ;) I totally had to laugh, then get a bit confused because, I'm married to Peter Pan... So, can there be two? Or is it possible that we are both married to the same one? Have you seen much of yours lately? Oh yea, you're on a family vacation and mine is here. Whew again. :)

Have a great time!! Debbie

Miss Char said...

Debbie, I was just in Alaska about a month ago and it was wonderful, that said I LOVE Florida and if I have to be hot let there be a place for me near the water. I would guess you're on the east coast and the gulf doesn't usually get waves that large. Well except when there is a hurricane coming. Enjoy.

Ms.Daisy said...

Hi Vacation Q,
Are you guys in St. Augustine by any chance? A town I love to visit but haven't had the privilege since we lived in Florida about 30 somthing years ago. Sure does look like the Atlantic Ocean to me. Have a great time...I'm looking forward to your next post to see where you go next. :)

~Jean

Ginger said...

Looks like fun!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Look at that, God has already restored the missed anniversary. Your Peter Pan sounds so like mine...but I think if I remember right he is also a salesman...they are the ones who know how to play.

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh loved your Sunday post...amen, amen, amen...so much turns up in the droughts both physical and spiritual.

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

So you're the UNspontaneous one in the family? (I can soooo relate sometimes.often!) Oh, well, I hope you can enjoy living in the present with your sweet family around you -- wherever you are. Those two lovely smirkers are growing up quickly, you know!

Kathleen said...

Wherever it is I hope you have a great time. I'll go along with Ms Daisy, St. Augustine sounds like a likely place to me too. I'm looking forward to your next posts. Enjoy yourselves.

Maryann said...

Have fun Vacation Queen!

Shug said...

I'm like you... I like plans...hubby is a spur of the moment guy. This year..plans are already made..Florida it is! Dread the drive, but look forward to all the family being there..

Have fun and be safe..
shug

Sonja said...

HA!! Good for Peter Pan!! I love an adventure, but it usually is one that someone else has planned. I can tell you that the ocean is drawing me right now, wherever it is you have landed!! I LOVE that he just up and said 'let's go'... :)

Can't wait to hear about it and see more pics!

Christine said...

I'm still laughing so hard about,"blogging britches don't hoist as easily as they used to"!!
Now I have to go back and finish reading. Just after I dry my laughing tears.

Red Couch Recipes said...

I am glad that everyone went along with Peter Pan's plan. Florida sounds great to me as I don't think we will see the ocean this summer -- tears are falling. Have a great time! Joni

Mevely317 said...

Hmmm, am I the only one who's casting her vote for the gulf side - St Pete Beach? This could get down-right embarrassing, since I used to live there!
Know EXACTLY what you mean about half the fun being in the PLANNING. Yep, there's not a spontaneous cell in my body. Good thing you've got Peter Pan by your side.
Can't wait to learn more!!!

Carol said...

What fun!
I am a big planner too.....but Mister isn't!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL! Can't wait to hear the rest of that story!! Glad you are enjoying some vacation time! blessings ~ tanna

Mevely317 said...

Me, again! ...Having second thoughts re. my guess. Could it be, your Peter Pan wanted to witness the space shuttle's return up close and personal?
Eeeny, meeny, miney, moe -- OK, I'm changing my vote to Cocoa Beach.

Chatty Crone said...

All right girl - you left hot Georgia for cool Florida! Well the beach sure looks fun. I hope you have a great time. ENJOY!

Dayle said...

I hope your vacation is perfect in every way. I love, love Florida. Hope to go there later this year. Destin is a favorite destination point.

Lynn Richards said...

Holy, moly. I love your husband. He sounds a lot like mine!
"Hey. Let's GO somewhere for our anniversary."
Our anniversary is in three days.....
So we are. Thanks to him. And my eldest, cause she is staying with the second child.
Have a blast and be sure to enjoy every second!!!!!!!! Especially since BOTH your girls are with you. (love the picture)
xo
lynn

Sharon said...

Mrs. Griswold,
Sounds like you're having way too much fun. And all without me??

Peter, Whimsy, and Practical look quite festive in the surf. Those clouds in the background are really pretty - did they pose for the Vacation Queen?

Relax, have fun, and HUZZAH!

xo

Denise said...

Since I actually know the destination, I could spill the beans. I won't. I'm nice like that. Looks like you're having fun. Have some fun for me since you know I'm busy getting ready for the SIL's party. See you Saturday!! Hugs to those beautiful girls!

Kelli said...

Have a glorious time!!! Excited for you and your family. Can't wait to see and know more about your adventures!!! HUGS!

Marcia (One Heart) said...

You're in my neck of the woods now, except I'm way down south in Florida. Funny how I've always dreamed of moving to Georgia. But then again, I couldn't live without our beaches after having them my entire life.

Enjoy yourselves!!

Sue said...

I hope you are having a wonderful time with your family Debbie. {with plan or without:-) } These are fleeting times!!!

sarah said...

aaahhh Debbie.....you are too funny.....stay safe and have a ton of fun...and oh yeah....stay cool by that ocean....temps have hit a record high.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Debbie, I've just read through your most recent 3 posts, and I felt like I vacationed with you and your good-lookin' family. It looks like y'all packed a lot of fun into your trip. (I need your Peter Pan to give my hubby a few tips - he never leaves the office for us to take a trip). So glad y'all had a wonderful adventure. Your photos are great. laurie

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Debbie, that's such a cute picture of your family! I like to plan too, but sometimes it's fun to just be spontaneous and see where the road takes you. Like you, I would have voted for cooler climes. I've been having fun reading all the parts of your journey, but as usual, I've gotten behind leaving comments.

Hugs to you,

Denise

FrouFrouBritches said...

The "clipboard of fun" cracked me up! Can't wait to read on and see what y'all have been doing.

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