Monday, December 17, 2018


We spent a wonderful few days in NYC recently with our family enjoying the Christmas season. If you want to read about our visit last year it is here

Connor wanted to see the Plaza, where a lot of the movie Home Alone was filmed. It was just around the corner so we popped in for a visit. 

Rockfeller Center

Bryant Park

An evening out with Linda, a TTT friend and her husband at Bar 65 was a very happy occasion and happened to be my birthday celebration. Nice!
I am saving the pic of us for a later post!

I thought Jim's dessert was so clever, The Big Apple was a cheesecake!

Everyone enjoyed NYC windows!

Saturday night we took Connor to enjoy a treat at this amazing little sweet shop and restaurant, Serendipity, where many movies have been filmed. Needless to say, he loved it as much as his Bama!

 And, we did take in the show at Radio City Music Hall. The Christmas Spectacular! 

The last thing we did, a carriage ride in Central Park. Connor loved it! 

This was such a special trip for us, to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city with family. Stop by for a little Christmas home tour in a few days. 

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Friday, November 30, 2018


Washington DC

Jefferson Memorial

Welcome to another adventure of Tales of the Traveling Tote. If you follow my blog, you will remember this is where my fellow Tales of the Traveling Tote friends and I share our latest travels, projects and our most current events.

First I would like for you to meet the newest member of The Traveling Totes. 
Cherry Kay at Entertaining Women 
Welcome Cherry Kay

National Archives Building
Miss Scarlet goes to Washington

It has been pretty low-key here, not much travel to share. Our one getaway happened in October when we traveled to Washington DC with our son, daughter-in-law and grandson Connor.  It was a great way to spend time with our family while exploring our nation's capital. Miss Scarlett hasn't been on a trip in such a long time so she was the tote making the cut!
Downtown was our choice of locations for our apartment. With close proximity to popular restaurants and attractions, monuments and museums, it makes a great location for home base. In no particular order, here are some of the breathtaking sights from our nation's capital.

The Capital

Lincoln Memorial

  Ford's Theatre

Lincoln Book Column
All books written about Lincoln

The Navy Memorial 
my dad was a Navy Man 

Autumn was a lovely time to visit DC. The weather was nice although it was unseasonably warm. I'm always thankful when we travel if it  doesn't rain. 
I have enjoyed meeting fellow TTT girls, Jenna and RJ for lunch. Can't wait to see these girls for a Christmas lunch.

 Autumn also is a great time to begin a little Christmas shopping and time to think of holiday decorating. 

Christmastime is coming!

Now for the Tales of the Traveling Tote Giveaway!

 Jackie at Purple Chocolate Home is hosting the giveaway for a chance to win a MacKenzie-Childs tote. For a chance to win just leave a comment on Jackie's post here.   

Please join us for our next adventure and giveaway March 1, 2019. 

The Traveling Tote bloggers would love for you to visit.
Jenna with Miss Coquille @ The Painted Apron
Debbie with Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths
Emily with Miss Courtney Childs @ The French Hutch
Linda P with Miss Lola @ Life and Linda
Patti with Miss Kenzie and Miss Taylor @ Pandora's Box
Rita with Miss Luna C @ Panoply
Sarah with Miss Merri Mac @ Hyacinths for the Soul
Ricki Jill with Countess De Monet @ The Sketchy Reader
Jackie and Miss Madi K @ Purple Chocolate Home 
Cherry Kay and Carrie Ann Hall @ Entertaining Women

Thank You for your visit. I hope you will leave a comment so I know you stopped by.