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





Tuesday, June 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




Welcome!



We have enjoyed the most beautiful spring weather this year, perfect for spending everyday outside on the veranda. Memorial Day weekend was no exception. Outside early, enjoying coffee, blueberry muffins and yes, cookies. I love them with hot coffee! 

I chose a few patriotic postcards, red, white and blue flowers and MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check mugs and heart plates





Miss Courtney always looks so pretty
 serving as a centerpiece


Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of summer
A game of croquet anyone?









I added the hydrangeas in this little oiled bag found I found in a gift shop in Tuscany in 2019 on our most recent trip to Italy


A MacKenzie-Childs tiered stand holds
patriotic cookies from my favorite bakery








I love the checks on this patriotic tea towel



My little red wagon helps me do gardening. It also holds lots of flowers that needs to be planted!  








Friday I set a table for four

Red, white and blue was the theme











Mac-Kenzie-Childs and Target sets the table



 A few weeks ago we enjoyed watching our grandson in one of his mountain bike races. Again, perfect weather to attend an outdoor event.



 The campsite is completely full




Miss Scarlet wanted to go to the races! 








Connor is on the left




What a great day to spend with family and enjoy the outdoors


I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day in remembrance of those who paid the ultimate price 

Poppy

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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
 Ricki Jill at The Sketchy Reader here for a chance to win a lovely MacKenzie-Child’s Courtly Check light switch plate

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Visit the 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


Join us for our next post September 1





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