"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Not our usual Saturday.

We had big plans today.  After all, it’s Saturday.  There was a pretty good chance of rain, but we decided to be optimistic.  We loaded up the kayaks in a light rain.  Then we drove in a moderate rain.  Then a heavy rain.  By the time we reached the Eastern Shore, it was clear that we would not be kayaking.  So, we made a brief stop at an Outlet Mall.  Then we had a nice lunch at *gasp* a Chain restaurant.  Our next stop was a Quilt Store!  After all, I am collecting Row by Row patterns, and time is almost up.  Quilt Vine in Trappe, MD  is an adorable little shop.  They have loads of samples made up, and the shop is nice and bright as they specialize in modern quilts.  I was very tempted by a few of their patterns, but I’m still on a fabric diet, so I resisted temptation.  Stop in when you’re on the way to Ocean City.

We also had to make an emergency trip to Wal Mart of all places.  I had packed my crocheting as my project for the trip, and I failed to include the crochet hook.  Then we checked into our hotel, changed clothes, and headed in the direction of our dinner reservation.  We took a side trip to Tilghman Island, to kill some time, and to make sure we knew where we need to be early tomorrow morning.  We’re taking a little Lighthouse Cruise out on the Bay!

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The picture above shows the lovely skies we had today.  And if you click on the lower picture, and get out a magnifying glass, you can see a lighthouse.  I took this with my best lens, but I didn’t crop it for a reason.  We’ll be getting up close and personal with that lighthouse tomorrow.  It’s been leaning for several years, and experts predict that after another hard winter or two, it will fall over.

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This is as close as the boats got to water today.  We knew we were taking a risk, but we figured if we came down without them, the sun would shine all day and we would have regrets.

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The sky was starting to clear up after dinner, and the prediction for tomorrow is a pretty, sunny day.

We had a fantastic dinner at Bistro St. Michaels.  It was a bit of a splurge, but oh so worth it!

Now I must go try out my new crochet hook for a few minutes, and then get some sleep.  We need to be up early tomorrow for our adventure!

~ ~ Sunny~ ~

P.S.  I can’t remember when I’ve seen gas this cheap!

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12 comments:

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful day even though the plans changed. Surely wish we could get some of that rain.

shez said...

Lovely pics Sunny we are paying around the $1.60 a litre,enjoy your weekend.xx

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

As my hubby and I say, a rainy day at the ocean is better than a nice day at home. Hope you are getting better weather for your cruise. My hubby filled up my van (unleaded) when it was $3.289 the other day. Some places nearby were selling it for $3.60 something. Not sure why there was such a difference. Hubby's car runs on diesel, and we'd jump at a price of $3.529/gallon! No matter what the price of gas is, diesel always seems to be $3.999/gallon around here. Good thing his car gets 47-48 mpg.

Karen said...

Looks like you are in for a fascinating cruise tomorrow. Have a great time.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Another fun trip Sunny. Gas here has gone down too. I'm not sure why but I'm sure hoping it stays this way for a while. We're taking the camper to Colorado in September so low diesel prices would be helpful. :) blessings, marlene

Mary said...

Your trip sounds so good. It is good to be ready for anything. I am with you, if I didn't take it, I would need it. Love to plan little weekend trips.They can be so much fun. Love seeing yours.

Maria said...

Ah well at least you got to have a nice outing dips it the rain.
WOW ! gas here is nearly $ 7 a gallon......

Rebecca in AK said...

Even though your plans changed it sounds like you had a wonderful day! I avoid Wal Mart if at all possible! I hope you enjoy your Light House adventure!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

you really are an adventurous couple!!! Glad you only needed a new hook--they are cheaper than knitting needles--!!!
can't wait to see some light house photos--
hugs, di and miss gracie

Anthea said...

Another lovely weekend for mr & mrs QD! how is your Row By Row coming along? or are you waiting to collect them all before you make a start?

Carrie P. said...

I hope you get some good weather. Gas is pretty cheap where we are at too. Not sure why it has gone down.

sewyouquilt2 said...

sounds like you made the best of the weekend weather. have fun