Saturday, April 25, 2009


We said goodbye to the beach yesterday morning and made our long drive home safely. We drove around 12 hours so I am pretty beat today. The two little girls did great and Maddie kept talking about going back to the beach the whole way home but she was so happy to see her Daddy.

I was determined to get a photo of the big bees that were hanging out on the tree outside our balcony. Anyone who knows me knows I am scared to death of bees of any kind. I know, I know if you leave bees alone they won't bother you but I don't believe it. LOL So it took tremendous courage on my part to get this close to them. I really wanted better shots of the bees but I guess I don't have the right type of lens for my new camera to get some good close ups.

Before we left we tried to get a photo of the girls to submit to our local township newspaper(they print photos of people on vacation holding the front page) but as you can see that didn't go very well. LOL But I am going to send it to them anyway and see if they print it.

And on the way home we just had to stop at a Cracker Barrel. Does anyone else like to stop there when they go on a road trip? It's a great place to let the kids wear off some energy and as you can see Maddie had fun playing checkers. So we made it home safe and sound but like I said I am just plain wiped out today. I am spending the day unpacking and doing laundry so I probably won't be around to visit everyone till early next week but I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! It's a beautiful weekend here in Ohio, it almost feels like Summer! And I didn't forget some awards I have been givien and my beautiful giveaways I won, I just want to do that post when I feel more like myself and not like a zombie! :-)


Brenda said...

Welcome home! The bee shots are great, your babies are adorable, and I'm glad you and your girls had such a fine time.

Our family loves Cracker Barrel too!

Donna said...

Those big bumbler bees won't hurt you, LOL! It's the little ones that you have to watch out for!

Glad you & the girls made it home OK. We like to stop at Cracker Barrel restaurants too on our road trips. I've been to the original one many times (in Lebanon, TN). Stopping at one is like stopping at a place from home!

Sally said...

Welcome Home, Gommy & her girls!! So glad y'all made it safely~that's a dadgum long drive, I'd say!!!

Donna may say those bees don't hurt, but I still wouldn't want to tangle with one! hahahaha You know, just in case!!!

I have SO enjoyed your trip, Joan; the pictures have been fantastic, and that may be the closest I'll ever get to Hilton Head!! :)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and rest up. I know Hubby was ready for you to get back! ((hugs))

Lynne said...

Don't you just hate leaving Hilton Head? But it's always nice to come back home too.

But it would be so much nicer if home were on Hilton Head!

TCKK said...

Welcome home! I saw some bees in a flowering tree on Thursday and almost got my camera and took some pics. But alas, I was too lazy. And I was at work. lol

Sandi McBride said...

there's absolutely no place like home! I'm glad to be home from my "vacation", too! Rest up girl, you needed it!

Jeanne said...

Welcome Home! I love Cracker Barrell! We have one here and we try to go whenever we can. Love their shrimp platter!

Donna said...

We have a C/Barrel here in town and go often! Welcome Back!! You get plenty of rest sweetie!! I enjoyed the trip! Where are we going Next time??Hahaa...hughugs

Jeanette said...

Welcome home! Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all! An no trip is complete without at least one stop at at Cracker Barrel!

antigoni said...

I'm sure you had great time with these little sweeties. And your photos have many metal things for Brenda's photo challenge.

Karen M said...

Welcome home! And yes, Cracker Barrel is a vacation favorite of ours too. Just seems to make every trip complete.

Maria said...

I'm glad you had such a great trip!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Cracker Barrel is something I have never heard of??
But anything that breaks up a 12 hour trip has to be a good thing!
Gee...12 hours with two littlies...Ugh!
Glad it was an enjoyable time away though:)
Rest up