Sunday, October 28, 2012

Mini Vacation

Pat and I headed to the Eastern shore this week for a couple of days of relaxation.  We saw several fields of cotton that looked ready to be picked. 

We stopped on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel out of Norfolk.  It was a beautiful day to be traveling.  There is a nice stop to view the bay and where the bridge becomes a tunnel. This next photo was taken at the front of the area ... the tunnel is actually where the water is. 
Sorry about that blob of black in the picture.  Evidently something was on my lens.  
 We were staying right on the bay at the end of the bridge/tunnel. The view was fabulous especially at the end of the day. 
We spent one day visiting around the area.  These birds were in the Eastern Shore National Wildlife Refuge, Cape Charles, Va. 
 And, how about a few crabs? These were really small with one huge claw.

 I snapped this picture at a big antique mall in the area.  Most of the quilts were not all that old and in bad condition.  I liked this pattern.  Notice the star on the bottom left appears to have been carefully planned while the other three were randomly cut and pieced.  

The weather was beautiful the whole time we were there.  But, Sandy is heading our way, especially the Eastern Shore area.  I've had lessons on where to place the generator, how to start it, how long to run it.  And, I took notes!  Now to figure out how I'm going to get the garage door open with out power! 

I leave you with Jack, obviously a fan of Univ. of Southern California.  
Happy Quilting! 


  1. If you were on the Chesapeak Bay Bridge, you weren't too far from my house! I live on the edge of Newport News. We have "battened down the hatches" and are riding out the storm. Good luck to you!

  2. Great photos - the lodge or B & B looks like a great place to stay.

    It's always good to know how to handle equipment BEFORE there is a need. Stay safe as Sandy heads your way.

  3. Hope you remain safe and dry during this awful storm. My thoughts are with you.


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