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.


  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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