Saturday, March 14, 2015

A Little Trip

Hello, Dear Ones. Mr. Precious and I took a little trip last weekend and I thought I would share it with you. I can't tell you if we went north, south, or west but it wasn't east! :) I haven't studied the map of New York so I don't even know where we really are. Doesn't matter to me.
It's too cold, too much salt on the roads and no RV parks are open til mid April so we didn't take Kiki. We just hopped in the car and went. There is still so much snow but the main roads are clear. We took the back roads to be able to go through the little towns. Just love doing that.
 Such sweet little towns. We stopped in a few little shops and thrift shops. I even found a little bitty Butterprint Pyrex fridgie dish! Sweet!
 And the barns along side the road. How I love red barns and there were so many. Just take a peep.
 Wasn't it so beautiful? We did some more sightseeing but I'll show you that another day.
 We had a very nice lunch in Rhinebeck, New York and spied a sweet little inn and stayed there for the night. Rhinebeck was a darling little town, kinda touristy, but we loved it.
 Such a lovely place, very old and lots of famous ones have stayed here.
 We had a nice dinner and buffet breakfast in the little garden room. I saw some snaps of this area in the summer and there are lots of flowers blooming.
 There's Mr. Precious with our pillows. We're old now and could care less about what folks thought about us bringing in our pillows. We sleep much better with our tiny heads on our pillows.
 And me...all bundled up because it's still so cold.
I don't know why I didn't get a full on picture of our room but I just took separate snaps of everything. If you'll look on the little desk there was a bit of creme of sherry and two little glasses they leave in each room. I don't drink but I did take three sips and slept like a baby. Hmm...maybe I should, nah! :)

So many of you commented on the John Denver note song I left on a previous post and how you enjoyed it so I thought I would leave another one for you. Don't you love his songs and his beautiful voice? He was another that left us too soon. Don't know if you knew this, but he was born in Roswell, New Mexico at the air force base where his dad was stationed. We lived in Roswell for ten years and loved it there. It wasn't all UFOy then. So until next time.

You're always a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Back Home Again

There's a storm across the valley, clouds are rollin' in
The afternoon is heavy on your shoulders.
There's a truck out on the four lane, a mile or more away
The whinin' of his wheels just makes it colder.

He's an hour away from ridin' on your prayers up in the sky
And ten days on the road are barely gone.
There's a fire softly burning; supper's on the stove
But it's the light in your eyes that makes him warm.

Hey, it's good to be back home again
Sometimes this old farm feels like a long lost friend
Yes, 'n, hey it's good to be back home again

There's all the news to tell him: how's you spend your time?
And what's the latest thing the neighbors say
And your mother called last Friday; "Sunshine" made her cry
And you felt the baby move just yesterday.

 And oh, the time that I can lay this tired old body down
And feel your fingers feather soft up-on me
The kisses that I live for, the love that lights my way
The happiness that livin' with you brings me.

It's the sweetest thing I know of, just spending time with you
It's the little things that make a house a home.
Like a fire softly burning and supper on the stove.
And the light in your eyes that makes me warm.
~ sung by John Denver


  1. I love road trips! What fun and such a sweet Inn to stay the night. Glad you are exploring your new part of the country. I love John Denver, saw him several times in concert. Definitely gone too soon.


  2. I'm with you and love to get away for one night or two. The Inn looks lovely. Its still very cold here too and lots of snow still...Have a great weekend

    1. Hi Jen and thanks for popping in to see me.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

  3. Wonderful road trip! Your room was beautiful, thanks for sharing the pics, I love that chandelier the most. Isn't the scenery up that way just gorgeous?! My dad was from NE Pennsylvania and we were up that way every summer. My mom used to whisper to me, "Don't tell you father, but their mountains are more beautiful than ours [in VA]." I never did tell him, and they really are more beautiful :)

  4. Sounds like a wonderful getaway! Your room was delightful and by the way, I always carry my pillow when we travel. The ones in hotels are always too bog.


  5. Oh my gosh Shelia I wish I had know you were in Rhinebeck...we could have meet for lunch! I'm about 45 mins from there. That's where they have the Country Living Fair in June on the Fair Grounds.

  6. Thanks for taking us on your little getaway! Love all the barns!

  7. Oh what a fun get away. You are going to have so much fun this summer in Kiki traveling all over. The Inn looks so pretty. I love all the pictures of barns and farms along the way.

  8. Lucky you to just pick up and go. Those are the best trips. What pretty sites and looks like a very nice inn. I like to carry my pillow, too.

  9. Rhinebeck is very beautiful. This winter was way too rough for me. And way too long. It usually is. lol. I got all excited thinking it was going to be a KIki post, but this was a lovely trip.

  10. What a lovely little trip. I love going through small towns. So much to see. The inn looks so nice.

    And we have been known to take our own pillows and listen to John Denver :)

  11. I lived in upstate NY from 1981 to 1992. It is a beautiful area. You are going to love the spring and summer!

  12. Hi Shelia, what a wonderful trip you took in such a darling little town. I think taking your pillows is a great idea. I am going to start doing that too. My head likes my own pillow. Love the barns and the small charming towns. The Inn looks so quaint. You are so cute all bundled up for the cold.
    Yes, John Denver left us way too soon. But his music lives on forever.
    Thank you for sharing another great song and the awesome photos of your trip.

    Have a good week and be blessed.
    Hugs, CM

  13. On the road again! Looks like fun!

  14. Great idea- getting out does the soul good! Love the pictures and the Inn looks like a wonderful place to stay! I loved John Denver- grateful for the music he left us.

  15. I envy you two and your great little trip. Just to spend time with your Mr. seeing the sites and enjoy life together. And Pyrex too!

  16. I am really enjoying your new adventure up North because I haven't see that part of the country yet. These little towns look like a Christmas card!

  17. What a nice winter break you had. That inn looks beautiful and the accommodations look really nice. It's nice to get away and see a bit of local places too. I'm surprised you have that much snow there still. We certainly do and we have a blizzard passing through today which has been very wild and nasty. Looking forward to spring weather in the next month I hope! Hugs. Pam

  18. It's funny we went on a trip last weekend too, and we bring our pillows too! It sounds/look like you had a very nice trip. The last few days here have been in the high 50's, low 60's, a heat wave. The little towns look so quaint!

  19. I keep thinking that the sights you are seeing now must be really new and exciting after all of your years down south. Are you liking the snow? This looks like a wonderful town and inn. Hubby and I love doing this sort of thing. You really should go back in the summer, it looks beautiful!

    Jane xx

  20. Hi lovely to see all of those beautiful barns, if it was me in the vehicle I would be asking the driver to stop, ...oh about every few feet. What a lot of snow, my heart goes out to those who are still living it...and hopefully it will disappear soon.

    I'm visiting from the over 40 blogging world.


  21. Sounds like a lovely little trip. Beautiful photos.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  22. I ALWAYS carry my own pillow with me. Simply must. Your photos are beautiful and it looks like a wonderful road trip!

  23. I always take my pillows too. I never feel quite right with my head on any others.

    That hotel looked lovely :)



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