Tuesday, November 30, 2021

TALES OF THE TRAVELING TOTE AND A GIVEAWAY

  

Tales of the Traveling Tote

 Welcome to another adventure of The Tales of the Traveling Tote. This is where my fellow Tales of the Traveling Tote friends and I share our latest travels, projects and our most current events. You will have an opportunity to visit other members at the end of this post and learn about our giveaway.


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Monte Sano State Park
Huntsville, Alabama

While visiting family in Huntsville a few weeks before Thanksgiving we visited Monte Sano State Park. It was a beautiful day to enjoy views that stretched for miles. The mountain is known for its nature trails, hiking and mountain biking.   




Burritt's on the Mountain
which overlooks the city of Huntsville from a 3000 Square foot overlook, The View
visit here

The Views



View of the city of Huntsville, know as The Rocket City



Miss Courtney with city views






The Trails


  Camping on the mountain 


Stella Blue loves to camp!


Connor on the trails





This is the smile you see after a great practice ride!




While we were in the city I visited one of my favorite garden shops, The Greenery. A lovely start for Christmas shopping












Thank you for your visit. I hope you enjoyed seeing a little of Monte Sano's sweeping views of the city and lovely nature trails.

Now for our Giveaway




Just leave a comment with Deb here
  at Mountain Breaths for a chance to win this  MacKenzie-Child’s Highbanks travel mug. 
I hope you will visit my Tale of the Traveling Tote friends for more fun adventures.

Debbie with Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths 
Emily with Miss Courtney Childs@ The French Hutch
Jenna with Miss Coquille @The Painted Apron
Linda P with Miss Lola @ Life and Linda
 Patti with Miss Kenzie @ Pandora's Box
Rita with Miss Luna C @ Panoply 
Sarah with Miss Merri Mac @ Hyacinths for the Soul
Jackie and Miss Madi K @ Purple Chocolat Home
Ricki Jill and Countess De Monet @ The Sketchy Reade
Cherry Kay and Carrie and Hall @ Entertaining Women


Please join us for our next Traveling Tote post March 1, 2022









Wednesday, November 24, 2021

THANKSGIVING EVE

Thanksgiving has always been a favorite holiday for me. My memories from childhood of my mom and dad in the kitchen preparing all the traditional favorites are with me as I set the table for a family dinner for my family. I love the color of Juliska Country Estate, Flint. The color is one of my favorites to use for Thanksgiving. I mixed Flint with the same pattern in blue, I love to mix my colors and patterns. 




The table was set in the Dining Room

 

The runner with lovely greens and orange





White Pumpkins and tea lights



Centerpiece in a wire basket


Round moss placemats


The stack, Main House charger, dinner and salad plate. The white leaf is a set I purchased at Pottery Barn several year ago. 














Thank you for stopping by. 

Wishing everyone a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

TALES OF THE TRAVELING TOTE AND A GIVEAWAY

Tales of the Traveling Tote

 Welcome to another adventure of The Tales of the Traveling Tote. This is where my fellow Tales of the Traveling Tote friends and I share our latest travels, projects and our most current events. You will have an opportunity to visit other members at the end of this post and learn about our giveaway.


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Welcome September, Welcome Fall


Welcome September welcome fall! I long for summer to remain, just not the hot muggy temperatures. Tuscaloosa is know for hot and humid, well into fall. I am definitely looking forward to the cool crisp days of late October. 

Jim and I have put our travel adventures on hold, choosing to remain close to home. We do love to get out and enjoy being outdoors and a favorite place for this is the Riverwalk, downtown Tuscaloosa.




Miss Courtney came along for a short walk with us. The Riverwalk is a paved walking and biking trail along the banks of the Black Warrior River near downtown Tuscaloosa and the University of Alabama campus. It is a favorite spot for locals and students. It is lovely in any season with river views and nature trails. 






Follow the winding river embedded in this section of the walkway to learn a little of Tuscaloosa's history









In 2019, Tuscaloosa's bicentennial was celebrated with the dedication of the Minerva statue. 

Minerva


The sculpture is described as a, "30-foot, 9,500 pound Roman Goddess of wisdom, art and strategy. Soaring atop a reflective mirroring crescent which appears to be bursting upward from rock beneath. Her left foot splashes down as her body strains upward. An owl, wings spread, perches on the wrist of her outstretched arm, crafting a balancing act that seems to defy gravity." 
















I hope you enjoyed our walk. Fall is a lovely season to enjoy the beautiful foliage along the river, I can't wait!

 It is a little warm so time for a treat, Jim's favorite, cherry ice cream.




Thank you for your visit. I hope you will leave a comment, it's the only way I know you were here.

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Now for the Giveaway


Just leave a comment with
 Cherry Kay at Entertaining Women here for a chance to win a lovely set of three MacKenzie-Child’s Patience Brewster Halloween towels.

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I hope you will visit my Tale of the Traveling Tote friends for more fun adventures.

Debbie with Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths 
Emily with Miss Courtney Childs@ The French Hutch
Jenna with Miss Coquille @The Painted Apron
Linda P with Miss Lola @ Life and Linda
 Patti with Miss Kenzie @ Pandora's Box
Rita with Miss Luna C @ Panoply 
Sarah with Miss Merri Mac @ Hyacinths for the Soul
Jackie and Miss Madi K @ Purple Chocolat Home
Ricki Jill and Countess De Monet @ The Sketchy Reade
Cherry Kay and Carrie and Hall @ Entertaining Women


Please join us for our next Traveling Tote post December 1





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