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Sunday, July 6, 2008

In California Now!!

As most of you may know we headed down to California friday in the car. I really love the car ride through Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and into N. California and I ain't flyin' anymore, my sweet chicks!!! Nuuuuuuuuuu way!! The drive is pretty much desert till after Reno and then we start seeing some trees. I'm not going to bore you with a lot of pix but the first pix below is how deserted the freeway was on the 4th. Pretty fast going the whole way!! The 2nd pix is of the Altamont going into the Oakland/SF area and to me is one of the most beautiful sights in the world. It just reminds me of the goodnes and beauty of God's creations. Plus it means we're almost home. Well, to our "other" home - daughter's house! Hah! However, when we return home I just may have to strap the Love Bunny to the roof of the car and tell him NOT to smile or his teeth will be...........well, you know! Because of all the good deals I found while thrifting with daughter saturday it may just fill the trunk and back seat! Look down............

Daughter's house with about 100 rose bushes in the front yard!

These are just a few of some of her roses.

I didn't even have to leave her shed to get my first load of goodies, sweet ladies!! Wooooohooooo!!! I confiscated these 2 little french wire baskets and that little 3 drawer chest she keeps the large outdoor towels in. FREE!!

Okay, I'll go take some more pix of what else I got today out thriftin' and post them the next day. I'm sooooo excited I'm doing the happy-thriftin'-chick dance! Squeeeeeealin' with delight!!!!


  1. you are as bad as me and my kimmy (thats what I call my best friend)...We love to go junkin...just love it...have fun!!!:)

  2. You certainly did have a wonderful trip Connie. Did you manage to bring some of your daughter's roses back or was there no room after you packed your goodies into the car? Looking forward to seeing the rest of your photos

  3. I am feeling a twinge of envy after reading about your California trip !! I am a California girl in Texas and just got back from Palo Alto where the weather was simply amazing !!! I actually was excited to be outside as much as possible ~
    The flowers were glorious because I think anything can be grown there !
    Have so much fun !!!

  4. how fun~~~~~~~~ I just love going threw sheds and looking for all kinds of fun stuff. I am so happy your with your daughter. Have lots of fun going on your tresure hunts while you are there.
    Drive careful on your journey home.

  5. hi Connie, hope you dont mind i left a award for you on my blog.

  6. My secret wish is one my mother/daughter day w/ my Mom. Glad you had a good time. Lovely drive in some of the prettiest states our nation has to offer. I want to retire to the coast of Oregon and live out my days in my cozy cottage w/ my own Love Bunny and a few cats/dogs... Enjoy your trip.

  7. Oooh, sweet wire baskets! I want to come shop in your daughters garage too:>)

  8. how funny to be scavaging from the kids usually its the other way around the kids come and take our stuff.
    you go girl!

  9. Lucky YOU!! Hey, on your way back up I-5, just mosey over to my town for a visit and you can leave the wire thingy dingy here. smiles!


  10. Oh, and PS: LOVE her house and gorrrrrrgeous rose bushes!



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