Monday, March 17, 2008

Snow Flurries, Friends, and Bloggiversaries

Saturday, last, turned into one of those looked forward to days that turned into a looking back on great memories day. Elaine and I took off on one of our ubiquitous road trips. This time, instead of heading west to San Francisco, we took off for the north and Pollock Pines. Along the way, we picked up my friend Barbara who lives in Diamond Springs. Barb has joined me at meet ups before. Click here for my Jan. 07 meet-up in Placeville.

This trip was all about meeting up with Tammy, our Daily Warrior, again. I first met Tammy when she lived in Sonora. Mom was still alive and made that trip with me. It was one of my last with mom. Click here for more about that first meeting. Tammy loves to share her Beloved cabin in the woods. The threatening weather gave Elaine and I some worries about even MAKING up there, but Saturday morning broke with clear blue skies dotted with white, fluffy clouds. There was nothing threatening to keep up on our way.


Tammy's home is filled with loving adornment and soft colors. Entering her house is like entering the embrace of a peaceful oasis, a place that will call you back again and again. Tammy says she collects only one thing, teapots and tea cups but I found angels everywhere as well. This little fellow is in the front yard, some of Dave's bulbs waiting to be set into the ground.
And speaking of Dave, no doubt about it, he is Tammy's most loving and tender adornment.



After a detailed exploration of Tammy's home, we headed into Pollock Pines to lunch at Los Hermanos. We had so much fun. We were like four chattering magpies that had a lot to say and there was no stilling us. The waiter got into the spirit of things and we decided that the next trip would include lunch at the Chinese restaurant next door. And then there was a hot dog place too. And, and, and. . . for such a little town, Pollock Pines offers a great variety of food.


Barbara called me the next day, delighted that she had had the chance to meet Tammy and Dave. Barb's Jeff is a fisherman and so is Tammy's Dave. I think it is only a matter of time before fishing plans are made. Oh, and Barbara has four grandsons. Guess who ELSE has four grandsons? There will be no lack of conversational topics with eight little boys to discuss and compare notes over.

The eyes definitely have it. Come visit. You will leave the better for it.



And just one more thing.

I noticed that today is the first day of the third year of my blogging. Happy Bloggiversary to ME. Let the FUN continue.

18 comments:

mvrhodes1 said...
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Tammy said...

Annie, it was a fun day and I loved the blue skies with snow flurries. I'm thrilled, thanks to you, to have met someone out here.

All my angel's were gifts, I have been surrounded by them throughout my life. I like the live ones best. ;)

You are welcome anytime!

Love
T

Cre8Tiva said...

happy blog versary...and i would love to come for a whiel...i have missed so much lately...thank you for being so supportive during this difficult time...hugs and happy st. paddy's day...rebecca

vicci said...

Annie....So glad you made it up this way....and to beautiful Tammy's.....Next time you are in Pollock Pines you must try "The Haven"....it is a great place (especially in the Summer)...there is a lovely outdoor patio that is completely shaded with hanging vines and wisteria....hope sometime this Summer we can go....XO

pepektheassassin said...

I am so envious of all the fun you guys had...but sooooo glad you did! Sounds great!

pepektheassassin said...

And, Happy Blogiversary, Annie!

Wanda said...

Well that just sounds like a marvelous day ~~ God is good!

And congrats for THREE YEARS~ Wow, that great!

Yolanda said...

It looks as though you had a wonderful time.

Mary Timme said...

What a wonderful time for you guys. I love the mountains, but after living in them for 4 years, well, I'm glad I live in town again. Bless your heart and friends. I'm going to be reading more in the months ahead.

Wanda said...

Yes, moving we are! My husband's last Sunday is April 6th with a reception at 3 ---then we tie up any loose ends, and the truck will pull out for Southern CA on April 13th.

I will continue blogging, so I'm not falling off the face of the earth ~~~ just new sights and sounds and CLOSE TO ALL THE KIDS AND GRANDCHILDREN ~~~

After 27 years, we will miss the deep friendships we have made, but it's time ~~!
LOL;Wanda

AscenderRisesAbove said...

what a fun trip! the air looks so much fresher up there then down here in the bay area! thanks so much for taking photos and sharing with us!

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giggles said...

Congratulations on year three!! Thats a huge feat! Lucky you getting to meet with Tammy, sounds like a marvelous time was had by all!!

Hugs Giggles

Bimbimbie said...

Happy 3rd Annie *!* Looks like you were celebrating a few days early with your friends ... Smiles *!*

Beth said...

Yay,,Happy 3 Years, and your the one who got me into blogging! Glad you had such a fun week-end!!!
xoxoxooxoxoxoox

vintage moon studio said...

Happy bloggiversary, Annie! Just checking in to say hi and hope all is well in your corner of the world :) Have a lovely and blessed Easter. xox Deb

Julie said...

Happy, happy third blogiversary, Annie.

Isn't it great to go on a road trip with gal friends? Much better than going with hubby, I think! My husband has this thing about going straight from point A to point B with no unscheduled stops in between.

paris parfait said...

So glad you all got to spend time together again. Great photos. And Happy Blogging Anniversary to your Annie! xo