Thursday, February 22, 2018

Visiting Andee

I've been away on a little vacation! Sorry I left with telling anyone.

Yep, early Sunday morning, I drove all by myself waaay up into Virginia to visit my daughter Andee.  

It was sure nice to get away, and even nicer having a couple of days with Andee.



These sweet little bun bun dishes are a gift from Andee. I just love them! She is always buying me something with bunnies. She is a sweet sweet daughter.

Now you would think I would have taken a good picture of the two of us together for my blog, but no, only this cute picture of Andee, Bruno, and Percy...

Somebody let the ball roll under that heavy china cabinet!



Hang on, Bruno said, I think I've got it!




All's well that ends well!

Andee and I went to all our favorite shopping places and also a couple of thrift stores...oh, it was fun!! 

and Red, from Hiawatha House, if you happen to be reading this, I couldn't help but think of you when we stopped here...



A group of bird watchers had gathered to see the Cedar Waxwings...



These birds were beautiful and this tree was filled with them, but by the time the idea hit me to take a picture, lots of the birds had scattered. Of course! Me, always a day late and a dollar short!

and...


Image borrowed from the internet

Friends, you know that driving alone up to Virginia, meant crossing that Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel all by myself! It was scary. But even scarier, was driving home alone. There were heavy fog warnings all along the way and friends, as we emerged from the tunnel, going up on the bridge, the fog was so dense that all I could see were the tail lights of the car in front of me. 

I was sure hoping and praying, there would not be a wreck, on that four and half mile bridge, over all that water.

and once again, all's well that ends well!

Thank you for visiting!

Love,
Henny




34 comments:

  1. Fog is the worst to drive in at least with rain and snow you can see a little. How brave are you to do that drive alone, I like company on a long drive,and crossing all that open water must have been scary. Well done you.

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  2. That is one crazy bridge. Sounds like you had a grand time visiting.

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  3. That is one interesting looking bridge/tunnel! And I love the pics of everyone looking for the ball. We are in that position quite a lot looking for cat toys that have been tossed under furniture. Glad to hear that you had a good visit with your daughter!

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  4. That seems like the strangest design. It was like they built a road over water and then got tired and decided to just make a tunnel in one part. Weird!

    Love the pics of everyone looking for the ball. Ahah! :) Glad you have a great daughter like this to visit.

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  5. Your plates are so cute. She knows how to pick perfect things for you for sure. You did a great job of driving in that hazardous condition! I would've died. I went over that bridge once and hated it.

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  6. Love your bun bun dishes! Andee sure knows her mama well. That bridge is scary, especially the underwater part. But I know you had a wonderful visit with Andee. I got a kick out of seeing the group looking for the ball! Seems like we are always looking under things for lost cat toys. I keep a yardstick just to try and dig toys out from under things. I'm glad you had a chance to get away - we all need to do that sometimes!

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    1. Thank you Bonnie. I really was good to get away for a day or two.

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  7. Love your bunny dishes. Aren't daughters a joy. I guess sons are too, but just have a daughter. I would drive an extra 100 miles to avoid that bridge, too scary.

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  8. I'm glad you got home safely. And isn't it wonderful to have time alone with your girl? I can't wait until my Anna gets back from Japan. I want some time with her. Your bunny dishes are darling! How thoughtful of her.

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  9. Oh those bunny dishes are so cute and I'm happy to hear you had such a nice time with your lovely daughter. Sounds wonderful.

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  10. diane in northern wisFebruary 22, 2018 at 5:18 PM

    Was that Virginia where you went to visit Andee? Gosh, their trees are budding out and filled with cedar waxwings....how cool! I loved that pic of everybody looking under the hutch for the ball....hilarious! So glad you made it home safe and sound. We would have prayed for you, had we known you were traveling....but all's well that ends well....right? Glad you had a great trip. You're a brave one! I used to do trips like that, but I am chickening out as I get older....so good for you!

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    1. Hey Diane, Yes, that was in Virginia. It has been warm and rainy here too and all the trees and shrubs are budding. Kinda scary as we might have more freezing weather. I'm a little nervous out driving by myself too. Thank you!

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  11. What a fun and interesting post! I do love the picture of all three of the characters looking for the ball.

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  12. That is so sweet! I love that picture of everyone looking! LOL.
    ~your oldest child
    Lynn

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  13. Love those bunny dishes!
    Don't think I'd ever be brave enough to drive on that bridge/tunnel. It looks so scary. You're a brave one. It must seem worth it now because you have the memories of your time spent with Andee. Too bad she lives so far away.

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  14. What sweet dishes you are all set for a tea party:) So glad you survived that bridge:)

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  15. Dogs always look so sad when they "lose" their food or toys

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  16. I am so happy you got to go and spend time with Andee. I know you had a wonderful time. I like you sometimes forget to take pictures. Oh well. Love you bunches!

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  17. I am so glad you got to go on this visit but oh my goodness that bridge looks terrifying, LOL!--I've never been on that one. Where is it????

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  18. I love the picture of the hunt for the ball. I can NOT imagine driving over that bridge, especially with fog. I'd rather be in a tunnel all the way; at least there are lights in tunnels and there's no chance of going over an edge. I get nervous in some situations and that would certainly be one of them. I vividly remember the first time I saw a flock of cedar waxwings up close. I was astonished at how beautiful they are with the bright yellow peeking out where you would never expect to see it. We lived in an apartment for 6 months waiting for a house to be built when we moved to Texas a long time ago and there were cedar trees with berries while we were there. It was an amazing sight. I love to watch the birds anyway and that was truly special to me. The only sign of spring I've seen here is bluebirds. I've never had them right at my house and several of them showed up about a week ago. Friends have told me that they've got them, too. I guess they think winter is over.

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    1. Peg, every time we drive up that way, I post about the bridge and tunnel. I can't help it...It looks so breathtaking and scary to me. :) This time the tunnel did feel safer than being on that bridge in the fog. I am such a fraidy cat anyway. I had never seen a Cedar Waxwing before. They are pretty. We used to have several pairs of Bluebirds here, and had several Bluebird boxes for them to use. But in the last few years, they have disappeared. I enjoyed your comment. Thank you!

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  19. How wonderful to visit with your daughter. My goodness that bridge looks scary. So happy you arrived home safely. Love your little bunny dishes.

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  20. I love those sweet bun bun pieces, you are certainly blessed with a very thoughtful daughter. How brave to drive on your own. Whilst the distance wouldn't have bothered me I wouldn't have been good in a tunnel on my own.

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  21. That was quite a drive. No bridge/tunnel was going to get between you and a visit to your girl! Such a sweet photo of Andee, Bruno and Percy.

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  22. Sorry, I missed the Red on this one. Yes I would be watching the birds. It's a long time since I watched any southern birds although we get the Cedar waxwings in the summer.

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  23. A Cedar Waxwing or two is well worth stopping for.

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  24. That bridge tunnel does look scary to me too, and there is nothing I hate worst that driving in the fog. What did your daughter think about that picture you posted of her? LOL. I'm happy that you had a great visit and that you are now home safe and sound.
    Keep Smiling!
    Connie:)

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  25. I love the photo of all three derrières up in the air, searchIng for the missing ball! Made me laugh. And I think you are a very brave Henny for tackling that bridge once again, all by yourself, and in the fog.

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  26. Glad you made it home over that long, long, long bridge. The fog would have made it just that much more scary. The bunnie dishes are adorable.

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  27. I LOVE those dishes. Your daughter did GOOD finding those!! So funny about the ball and everyone looking for it...When we moved we found about 15 of those play mice under our stove where our cat had batted them. lol We thought she was burying them somewhere.

    I drove to my daughter's last week and had 200 miles of heavy dense fog and rain. It was horrible. I would rather drive in snow than heavy fog. xo Diana

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  28. I don’t blame you for being scared / wow! Love the pic of your daughter with the cats hahahahaha

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  29. Hello brave one. I doubt I would have driven that bridge alone. Glad to hear you spent time with your daughter. A mom has to do that and often. Hope all is well at the farm. The busiest time will soon be here for cleaning up from winter and planting seeds. I can't wait to see green grass again. This has been the longest winter on record for us since I don't know when. :( Give Smokey a cuddle for me and all the others, too.

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  30. I'll admit it, I am coveting those little bunny dishes.

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  31. OMG ..You are so brave to drive that long bridge in the fog...but I’m so glad that you arrived safely and had such a great time with your daughter and her funny little pets... Aren't animals a great source of entertainment!!!! I love those little bunny dishes ...They’re super cute ...I think that I would use them all the time ... breakfast , lunch and supper ... just so that I could smile... Thanks for the sweet visit ...Hugs

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