Saturday, February 27, 2010

ON THE ROAD

See what a difference a day can make? Remember I mentioned in my last post the GREEN grass in my neighbor's back yard, well I spoke too soon- everything is white once again. Winter has returned with a vengeance. There is no turning back: the Thule is in position, the Copper Penny (my parents' vehicle) is packed to the gunnels
Sweet Henny Penny, I pray for your safety and promise upon my return the five star treatment will be at your disposal...

Georgia you had better behave or it's off with your head! I am not kidding.... I know someone out in blog land who has a recipe for lovely lemon roasted chicken. I'm just saying.....

Eggs have been collected and readied for travel....
You don't think I would leave the state of Maine without a loaf of my homemade cranberry banana bread? Who knows, we might become stranded by the side of the road in blizzard conditions, freezing to death and instead of gnawing on each other we will have bread, eggs, frozen scallops...

Our house sitters have been drilled.... when do you use the Blu-Kote? and who gets vinegar in their water?
Ready or not we are pointed in a Southerly direction.

If you really think about it, it's a lot of work to go on vacation...but ready or not here we go!

14 comments:

missthesea said...

I can't believe he let you take his picture! I just framed one of him and Nanny dancing at my wedding :)

Flat Creek Farm said...

Have a wonderful trip! Looks like everything is in good hands :)

wow -- your photos in the previous post. I'm afraid that will be us in a few days (w/ the Great Thaw). Yikes!
-Tammy

A New England Life said...

Is Winslow Homer joining you? I assume not.

We'll see you when you get back! Hope you don't run into those storms headed our way! Wishing you safe travels : )

Sharon

Eve said...

That Thule doesn't even look big enough to hold all my gifts!! Where did you put your long johns??? Georgia looks GUILTY!!! The house sitters do not!!! Not yet anyway!!!!
Bon Voyage!!!
See you when you get here!!
Whooo hooooo!!!

Rural Rambler said...

Julie you are cracking me up! You wouldn't turn Georgia into a lovely lemon roasted chicken....would ya? Georgia you just better mind your chicken manners, I'M just sayin'.

You look well prepared and Dog Trot looks to have been turned over to a very capable couple.

Have fun! Post pictures!

Rowan said...

Winter seems reluctant to leave us this year, hope you have a great trip - surely the sun will shine in Florida! Love the weather vane, though heading south isn't what I want to do right now, the south of England is having worse weather than we are!

Anonymous said...

We're on the road again, I've packed enough for a month, can't believe it's time to go. See you soon, love ya

Jenny said...

Have a fabulous time down south Julie, specially when you get to sunny side up Alabama!

Cedar ... said...

may the wind be at your back, the roads flat and clear,... well, at least no snow, right? Have a great trip! :)

Vickie said...

Have a great trip! We've spent many summers in Panama City so I know kinda where you're going. I hope it's sunny for you!

Leslie said...

It looks like everyone will be well cared for. Have a terrific trip!

DayPhoto said...

HAve a good time!!!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Maria said...

Just popped over from Sunny Side Up and enjoyed my visit with your chickens. Hope to have some one day so maybe I can learn some things here. Hope your travels are going fine but I doubt you're going to see any dogwoods in bloom.

Kritter Keeper said...

glad you are able to get away and there is so much satifaction to having trustworthy farm sitters...wish i had one! be safe and btw, no more threatening pretty georgia! she is too pretty...send her to me if you don't want her! ;~)