Sunday, January 25, 2009


I am packing our picnic basket
and gathering our gear.
We are taking a road trip!

Like many other snow birds
we are headed south.

We will return in a couple of weeks.
I have to be back for fiber Tuesday
and Valentine's Day.

It is a big state. We hope to travel the back roads,
the farm to market roads.

The Lower Rio Grande Valley is a flyway
we will be staying near by.
Maybe we will see new to us birds and butterflies.

I have never seen an armadillo or a Texas Bluebonnet!


Mel said...

Dear Sherry,

Have a fun and safe trip!! Enjoy every second of it, and bring back more of your wonders.



Corner Gardener Sue said...

It sounds like you are planning for a wonderful trip! Instead of focussing on the destination, you are planning to have fun on the way. So, you are being process, and not results oriented.

Take some pics!

Q said...

Dear Mel,
I am so excited....
I will defrost and stay thawed for awhile. I do hope I see some butterflies. I read how some overwinter in the Lower Rio Grande
I need bugs!

Q said...

Dear Sue,
I am a process sort of person...I like both actually...desination and process and home again... always in the now...with respect for those that came before and hope for tomorrow.
I really like having my picinic basket in the backseat filled with tasty and nutritious snacks.
The cameras will be at the ready. I have backup batteries too!
Happy trails!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

OH MY! I wish I was going with you! I lived in Texas most of my life and have lots of family there. One of my favorite 'old' photos of myself is taken with 'me' in a field of bluebonnets! And you will see armadillas, racoons, opossum, and maybe even a roadrunner! Should be SO much fun! Some of those farm to market roads are NOT paved! lol ENJOY!

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry.......I do hope you have a safe and wonderful trip. Lots of places to explore and different species to see......

Look forward to your return and seeing your beautiful photographs.......

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Oh, yes, I am so into the food part of any excursion, no matter how far away. I always want to know where my next meal is coming from, and take plenty of snacks.

Bon Voyage!

Deb said...

Wishing you safe journeys and happy trails as you travel to Texas - how exciting!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You will have a blast. I love to go there. We are probably goign to go next month.

You must go down my Mission to the Butterfly park. It is fantastic. Be sure to take your butterfly books with you too. Such fun... I can't wait to see all your pictures and hear all about it.

Q said...

Dear Dianne,
I am so enjoying reading about what to see and where to go. I am excited!

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
Thank you!
If I am able I will post once or twice while I am gone. I will see what kind of internet service I have. Will bring the lap top...
it is exciting! I need to see the is cold here and now more snow for tonight and tomorrow.
Time to get away for a warm up!

Anonymous said...

Have fun Sherry and take lots of pictures.

Wendy said...

Dear Sherry,
Have a wonderful time! Enjoy the warmth, the change and the birds and bugs. I will miss you, but look forward to seeing some pics when you return.
Love and Light

Mary said...


Have a wonderful adventure with Mike! I'm looking forward to your return and hearing tales of Texas!

Travel safely,


Marimoy said...

Sherry, I know you will have a great time. There are so many amazing things to see that are a bit off the beaten path in this country!

Rose said...

Sherry, Enjoy your trip! I'm sure the birds will find you along the way:)
Your new sign is perfect!

ICQB said...

Have fun!

Belen said...

Have fun Sherry and a nice journey!

Hasta pronto :-)

Dawn Fine said...

Have a wonderful trip!
We have Texas birding as a must do...
maybe next winter..
hope you get to see lots of birdies

Jules and Ken said...

Have a safe trip, you'll enjoy it, we are.

Anonymous said...

Have fun!

Shari from Big Yellow Farmhouse said...

Happy trails to you!! Enjoy Texas - it's a whole other country and the stars at night are big and bright! I lived there for 25 years. Very friendly place!!

Barbara said...

Have a wonderful trip and come back safely, together with a lof of new pictures to show :-) !! Enjoy this travelling time!

meggie said...

Sherry, you lucky people! Enjoy your trip, & I am sure you will make the most of everything you see & do!

Naturegirl said...

Sherry :Happy Trails to safe.
I will be road tripping to AZ passing by the state of Texas on route.I will be in Az by the time you return home.
I'll see you in cyberspace by blog or email.
love and light..hugs aNNa

dmmgmfm said...

Can't wait to read all about it. I'll keep checking back...

Debra Howard said...

Hope you have a good time down here in Texas. It is a great state. It is a bit early for bluebonnets but if you are close be sure to stop at Fredrickssburg Wildseed Wildflower Farm. It is great! There are always things blooming there. Don't wish for any armadillos in your garden. Those critters can really do damage. Debbie