Thursday, March 26, 2009

I'm Back in the Saddle Again...


Well...Richard and I are Back from our 'Big' Adventure.... and what a fun time we had!! Short but very sweet...

The trip over was sooo relaxing and visually stimulating to the point that my head was literally spinning with images.... As I said...not a long distance at all for us and what we normally travel in a day... but every moment was jam packed with stuff that travel dreams are made of.

We headed through wonderful Gigantic Granite boulder formations .. Richard and I found ourselves dreaming up ways of dragging certain ones home...YEAH RIGHT!! Hey, we can dream!!! There were delightful little cafes along the way and small communities , Indian Reservations and out of the way campgrounds filled with happy campers..

Unfortunately I did not pop but a couple pictures (mostly of my Mom and Richard) ...it was one of those trips...where you take all the pictures 'mentally' ... I do that sometimes. Lots of videos were taken of my Pup Tess LaRue by our hosts ...swimming, playing, begging for goodies.... I was soooo relaxed and in a state of "I really don't give a crap what I look like" that I am deeply grateful that few if any photos were snapped of me...THANK GOD!!!

The friends that we visited are so inspiring and charming...they make you melt with comfort...and melt I did. My Mom had a super time...we all ate like there was no tomorrow and she even drank some champagne .

I did manage to come up with some interesting ideas for future dolls...as well as a few story ideas....sketches were added to my book ...and ideas were discussed.
All in all it was a wonderful trip. But as always...it is so good returning home and to the familiar ...

Our desert hamlet was warm and the sky was as blue as our lake...

We unloaded and sat at sunset out by the tipi with a glass of wine watching till the last ray was gone....ahhhh the ending to a perfect few days.
I am now back with a vengeance ...working on Dumbledore and a few others 'goodies' ...good to be back in the saddle again...

Missed each and every one here ... GREAT to be back... now I must go and read to catch up all all the great stuff I missed while gone.

Jodi aka 'The Happy Wanderer'

12 comments:

Debbie said...

Welcome back Jodi. Glad you had a wonderful trip..

loshcosh said...

Welcome back Jodi :)

Jodi said...

Thanks Debbie...we did have a super time...but GREAT to be back...

Glad you trip was fun with Nikki...

Jodi

Jodi said...

Thank you so much Lori.........


I am tickled pink to be back

Jodi

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Jodi and Richard, we missed you and your wonderful daily read! Glad you had a smashing time, I can see you two having such adventures, have you seen the film 'Without a paddle'? he he I can see you two having holidays like that out in the wilderness like that, amongst the bears, and the rapids :-) Have fun with your Dumbledore,
Kate and John xx

Jodi said...

Hello Kate and John...

Thanks so much for the warm welcome back....
No , we have not seen that movie...will have to check it out.... where there is an adventure...Richard and I are all over it...paddle or not!! LOL..

Thanks again for the Welcome Back

Jodi

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Oh You must see it Jodi, its so funny, John teases me and says its a 'teen' movie, but then by my comments on your other pic, you two will be fine with that anyway!!! LOL xxxKate xxx

Tallulah~Belle said...

Welcome home happy wanderer....even after the best road trips it is good to get back to your own bed.

Glad to hear you had fun !

Jodi said...

Hi Jayne...

Nothing better than ones own bed...no matter how comfee the visit...
I have been a total vegetable..can't figure out which type...possibly in the 'root' family... not doing much of anything that I should be doing...another sign of a relaxed time away...

Fun was had by all...

Jodi

Jodi said...

Some Teen movies are hard to stay away from...tooo funny! I will check it out........
Thanks

Jodi

Designs By CK said...

SOOO glad you guys had a nice time and glad your creative batteries have been recharged too! Yay!

Have a great & creative rest of the week.

Chris (-:

Jodi said...

Hey Chris...

Yep...charged and ready to roll....
and knee deep in work...

Have a Great Weekend creating Beautiful Work...

Jodi