Thursday, September 29, 2011

White Pumpkins, Glamping, Sodie Pop

I’ve fallen in love with white pumpkins.

I found these Ric Rac Pumpkins on Designer Eddie Ross' website. These are actually painted since he couldn’t find white pumpkins in his “neck of the woods.” I love them! Kelly Hicks’ centerpiece has an elegant yet country feel with use of the cat tails. How adorable!

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We took one last bike ride thru BOk Plaza before leaving Tulsa. This park is one of many beautiful parks there. BOk is a wonderful place to bike, walk, rollerblade, play volleyball or just sit and meditate. My friend, Brenda of Cozy Little House is moving there so this postcard is mostly for her.

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Now, off to the Gulf Coast!

As many of you know we like to stay off the interstates as much as possible when we travel. 


While that’s incredibly enjoyable, it’s also frustrating!

Flying past my window are some of the most interesting things along the way and the opportunity to snap a picture is fleeting. I’m forever calling out to Robert, “Hey, did you see that?” Well of course he didn’t, he was a little busy keeping the rig on the road.


So, as best as I can, I take pictures thru the windshield or out the window. 


Ewwwww  See what we get for taking an interstate!

Driving thru tiny towns in Oklahoma and Arkansas along our way to the Talimena Scenic Byway, we passed lots of cute little shops and interesting old places. Wouldn’t it have been fun to just pull over and visit with some of the locals meandering about? Or venture into an old corner General Store complete with creaking, wooden floors, and listen to the old men telling stories ‘round a checkers game? How ‘bout an ice-cold sodie pop out of the metal cooler?

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Well, sometimes that’s possible but most of the time it’s not. Bummer! It’s crazy to even ask to turn around or pull over when your rig is over 50’ long! So, you’ll just have to imagine the pictures of the Rusty Chain Art store, the ads painted on the sides of old, brick grocery store, and Nellie’s Diner offering their famous Fried Chicken Dinner for $4.95. (I bet it was “finger-lickin’ good~) 

Perhaps we should trade our rig for one of these…


Evidently, these little vintage trailers are super popular! If you think they’re cute on the outside, you must check out the interiors.

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Crazy beautiful, huh!

I’m rather addicted to the idea that I’ll have one of these some day…maybe just for a private get-away with “the girls.”

Of course, mine will have a beach theme~


"God rises up out of the sea like a treasure in the waves, and when language recedes

His brightness remains on the shores of our own being." Thomas Merton"


There is a wideness in God's mercy, like the wideness of the sea." F.W Faber

Quotes courtesy of Kerrie


I’m so grateful for each of you ♥

“… I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders.” Psalms 9:1





Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Good blog and all true. Like the picture of the vintage trailers.

Jim and Sandie said...

I love those old vintage trailers that have been redone. They are so cute and cozy. I'm really not sure I'd want to tackle that curvy road.

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

We have a lot of those bug pictures!

Carol K said...

I like to read your Christian quotes! I remember those metal soda pop holders. When I was in high school, the nursing home where I worked after school had one. As I recall, the pop was ten cents a bottle.

Happytrails said...

You know soda taste better when they come in bottles out of those machines!! Love it!
Thanks for your inspirational quotes...I always need that!!

We are thinking of buying a small vintage type trailer in a few months. We want something small and cozy. Love them!!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Loved that curve sign, I got dizzy just looking at the picture! :c)

Sue and Doug said...

nioe work on the windshield shots!..darn bug getting in the way!!!

Dennis and Donna said...

I wouldn't mind one of those little Casitas in our waning years either..Those interior shots are great...

Donna K said...

Love your photos today and your quotes! I have never seen, nor do I ever hope to see, a roadside such as the one in your picture. WHEW! That's a scary road. Good post.

Nezzy said...

I share your love of the 'white' pumpkins.

That curve sign made me dizzy!!! Heeeheheh!

I just wanted to thank you for poppin' in with your sweet comment and hoppin' on my blog. I sure hope ya enjoy the ride.

God bless ya and have a marvelous day sweetie!!! :o)

Martha and Terry said...

There's a club dedicated to restoring and enjoying small vintage trailers. Here's a link:

Leslie said...

What great photos and ideas. I love the white pumpkins and the vintage trailers! So cute.
Have a great weekend.

ain't for city gals said...

That is why I love pulling my little 10 foot or 12 foot...it is just so easy to pull over when you see something. We need to hook up for a road trip..my dream in to take my trailer across the country..buying and selling..and pulling over for a nap when I get tired!

Nezzy said...

Enjoy your week sweetie!!!

God bless ya :o)

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Oh my goodness, that double triple curve looked scary!!! Loved the country store and the guys all laid back playing checkers. Your road adventures sound so awesome.

Thank you Kathy for your comment today on my post. You crack me up and I love laughing with friends, so thank you ...thank you ...thank you. I'm so glad you stopped by.

♥Lee Ann