My Day

Saturday night is our wine club and we’re hosting. We don’t have enough wine glasses for everyone so I ran into Bed, Bath and Beyond to pick up a case of twelve goblets for $9.99.

It was a gorgeous day – high in the low 70’s, low humidity – just the kind of day I like. This is a picture of the sky through my sunroof. Perfect, no?? So I jumped in Sally (“jump” may be a bit misleading, though I think I may have hopped with excitement) and headed for King of Prussia.

There’s not much I like better than a car ride on a pretty, warm day with great tunes. Except for a car ride on a pretty, warm day with great tunes and an iced White Chocolate Mocha. So I made a quick detour to Starbuck’s and even though I think I got gypped on the whipped cream I’m still glad. Turns out they were doing roadwork on the highway so I had to take a detour. And nothing brings joy to an unexpected alternate route like an iced White Chocolate Mocha.

I had a vague sense of where I was going and meandered over the river and down a very trendy main street, only to find a lovely little park across the street from some beautiful old homes and churches. So I stopped and took pictures.

The park is also home to mammoth squirrels. I thought it was really cool that he posed for me with a nut in his mouth so I could take this picture. But then because I’ve watched Animal Planet a time or two I realized this was abnormal animal behavior and it sort of freaked me out so I quickly left him alone.

After I left the park I continued on my way and got stuck behind a trash truck. But that was okay because I was able to appreciate and photograph this really cool stairway covered in ivy. Unfortunately I didn’t get stuck in quite the right spot. This picture doesn’t do the coolness of it justice.

My detour took me through Valley Forge, but I didn’t take any pictures there because I’ve already got a bajillion photos of all the monuments and houses and bunkhouses and wildlife, etc. Though I did look in the rear view mirror for a second and saw the sun shining on my hair through the sunroof. I thought since I’d said it had red highlights I’d get a picture of it and show you.

I did finally make it to Bed, Bath and Beyond and got my case of wine glasses for ten bucks and a really cool indoor/outdoor table cloth. And since they were only doing roadwork in the eastbound lanes my ride home was very uneventful.

17 Comments

  1. Frannie Farmer on June 6, 2007 at 11:10 pm

    Wow.You are a super duper terrific picture taker … I am envious of your leisurely drive.

  2. Slackermommy on June 6, 2007 at 11:28 pm

    Wow, you got really close to that squirrel. We have a lot of squirrels in our backyard and they let us get pretty close. I think they are so used to having us around. I’m glad you had such a beautiful and serene drive. You deserve it.

  3. Swishy on June 6, 2007 at 11:35 pm

    Oh! What a perfect thing to do! I love going for drives on nice days! Good for you!

  4. CindyS on June 6, 2007 at 11:47 pm

    Have to agree that you take great pics! And your drive sounds wonderfully serene and kind of decadent. Weird I know but I’m feeling frazzled lately and just going for a drive sounds perfect!Cindys

  5. Jenster on June 7, 2007 at 7:59 am

    Frannie – I have a good camera. And the drive was WONDERFUL!Slackermommy – Something about the way he was looking at me – like I was a big nut – just made me nervous!Swishy – I felt sort of like you, taking pictures of whatever I felt like. No shoes in the intersection, though. :o)Cindy – There’s nothing better than a nice, leisurely drive through pretty places. And like I told Frannie, I have a good camera.

  6. Monnik on June 7, 2007 at 8:58 am

    OK, that squirrel had cruel intentions. He wasn’t just a sweet little innocent thing, I can tell by the expression in his beady little eyes.I’m glad you escaped with your life. That’s creepy!:)

  7. Prunella Jones on June 7, 2007 at 11:55 am

    Oooh I love that house! It looks straight out of a fairy tale. And your highlights are very sassy. I def agree about the White Chocolate Mocha. Sounds like a nice day.

  8. Jenster on June 7, 2007 at 5:07 pm

    Monnik – I KNOW!!!Prunella – Isn’t that a lovely house? And thanks about the highlights. LOL They look a little more burgundy in the picture than they really are…

  9. JenniferTX on June 7, 2007 at 6:14 pm

    I’m glad you had such a nice day, Jen, but do me a favor? Could you please send some of that nice, low-humidity weather to Texas?!? I mean, it’s no fair of y’all to hoard it all when there are those of us who are melting every single time we go outside — and it’s not even ‘officially’ summer yet. *sigh* This is when I seriously dislike Houston.But hey, kickin’ highlights, Jen! Hugs,Jennifer PS — My house is FINALLY up for sale! Woo hoo!! Now we just need to find a house to move into . . . LOL

  10. Rowena on June 7, 2007 at 7:00 pm

    Great pictures Jenster! And look at how close the squirel is! The pictures of the Church look really good too, very pretty!

  11. Jodi_Lee on June 7, 2007 at 8:18 pm

    You DO have beautiful red highlights and not a gray hair to be seen (so NOT fair!).That Victorian house is my dream house, except with a little more yard for my zoo, but I guess the house is big enough that I could just let them run wild all through the house. LOLI had a similar day, minus the road construction, pretty scenery, wine glasses, and weather in the 70’s, but other than that – it was totally the same! 😛

  12. Jenster on June 7, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    JenniferTx – I’m so sorry, but today’s the last “nice” day we’re going to have for a while. We even have a heat warning for tomorrow. :o(YAY that the house is listed!! You’d better find something before it sells in the next day or two. LOLRowena – Thanks! I’ve named the Squirrel “Killer” ’cause he scares me. :o)Jodi – The gray hair just isn’t in the picture. LOL I swear you and I are the same person sometimes!!

  13. Lori on June 7, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    What a great day. I’m so jealous – I’d kill to have a day to roam and spend wandering like that. It seems so special to me.

  14. Sandy on June 7, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    Wow, wish I had the time to take a drive like that.Great bargain on the wine glasses!SandyFor Reluctant Entertainers

  15. Eileen on June 8, 2007 at 1:19 am

    WOW, what beautiful pictures!!! It sounds like the perfect day, starbucks, great weather, beautiful things to see and really cool pictures. Thanks so much for sharing these with us. Plus, a bargain on the wine glasses, what a bonus. You really took the time to enjoy every bit of the day. That is what it is all about. Thanks for reminding me that I need to do that. So often I am rushing and rushing and rushing that I miss all the beauty around us. You have a good weekend. Take care of yourself. XOXO

  16. Jenster on June 8, 2007 at 9:19 am

    Lori – It was nice! The only thing that would have made it better would be if gas prices were a little – or a lot – lower!Sandy – That bargain made me HAPPY!Eileen – I probably should have been at home cleaning, doing laundry, etc., but I don’t regret my excursion. It was very reviving. :o)You have a great weekend, too!

  17. Jodi_Lee on June 9, 2007 at 9:19 pm

    I take that as the utmost compliment. I hope I am half the person that you are my dear. 😀

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