Oct 20, 2017

Vacation Day #18

Last night was horrible. I literally only slept minutes here and there. I coughed the entire night. When I woke up this morning Mom was really worried about me. I told her it's probably one of those things that has to run it's course. She wanted to take me to the urgent care place. I know I sound bad. My cold has now moved to one of those cough from your toes type. Ouch. My sides, throat, and basically whole body hurts from the coughs I get. But I know before they just say it will pass. So why waste money to get looked at?

So Mom put me in time out and I was not allowed to leave the room today. She went out and went shopping which is not common for her to do alone. She did great though. She even had fun and found some new stores we hadn't stopped at before. Jeremiah baby sat me and actually this new medicine we got yesterday is helping ease my coughs. It is slowing them down. They still hurt when I get them but they are slowing down. She got another med to hopefully knock me out tonight. That will help. I don't want another night like that night. Tomorrow we found a festival to go to and I will not let this cold win!

So all I did was lay on the couch and watch TV shows today. No pictures to share. So I found this fun cartoon to share instead...

Oct 19, 2017

Vacation Day #17

I survived the night haha. I took Tylenol PM last night and it KNOCKED me out. But I slept through the night. I wanted to tough it out and continue with our plans for the day. We headed south along the coast to go see Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. It's a beautiful hour and a half drive from here. Along the way we found something we just love as you probably remember from my earlier posts...
 
Time to support more local artists. So glad we happened past today.
 
After the sale we made it to Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. It's such a beautiful lighthouse. Plus there is a beautiful beach nearby where we enjoy finding shells. This is my mom and Jeremiah working hard.
 
 
 
 
On the way back we stopped at Pea Island Nature Center. Mom stopped there before and has been wanting to take me. It seems like every time we go by it we are on our way to do something instead of having time to stop. This time we had time. The nature center is the main building where they can check in on what birds and things have been spotted lately.  I really enjoy birds but I'm not really a professional by any means. The lady working in there told us to take the path and there is a pond full of turtles. They unfortunately think they are going to be fed even though there are signs that says don't feed them. So boy they come swimming over just in case you don't follow the rules. It was a really beautiful area and I'm glad we stopped.

Unfortunately my cold took control this late afternoon and we ended up getting food at the grocery and coming back to the room. When we got back to our room we were treated to a wedding off our balcony...
I think they might have setup a little too close to the waves what do you think? What a beautiful back drop for a wedding though. Even though I hurt really bad we managed to have a great day.

Oct 18, 2017

Vacation Day #16

Guess who woke up with a horrible head cold? Yep me. Fun fun. It was a horrible night of coughing and blowing my nose. We stopped today to get some medicine so hopefully it will leave as soon as it came on. Now I just have to hope I don't give it to Mom and Jeremiah please. I will not let it ruin my fun.

We decided to extend our stay a few nights. Which is what we do every year we are here haha. We just don't want to leave. So we are checking out Wednesday instead of Monday....as of right now haha.

We did some shopping today...
 
We wanted one of everything of course in both stores but we settled for just a few things. Again perfect Christmas presents. We also stopped at a shirt store and got some shirts for everyone. Gotta feed that t-shirt addiction ya know. We stopped at this delicious BBQ restaurant and brought a picnic lunch back to our room. After lunch we watched a movie we rented called 47 Meters Down...
 What better place to watch a shark attack movie than at a place with a view like this...
It was a really good movie. We enjoyed it but definitely won't be swimming in the ocean any time soon haha. Tonight we went out to a delicious pizza place. Now to rest and kick this cold.

Oh and for those who remember this is a stitching blog haha...Yesterday since we had mostly a day in I got a lot of stitching done too. I worked on Ocean of Wisdom again...

Oct 17, 2017

Vacation Day #15

 
 
Today it was cold and windy. We went out for our favorite breakfast at Jolly Roger. The lady who is the manager even recognizes us. She said Look who's in town? We ate a delicious breakfast and then went to Food Lion to stock up on groceries. After that we just came back to the room to rest and enjoy that gorgeous view. The shore birds have been keeping us company out of window as you can see. The bottom picture shows just a little of how cool this room is. It's basically a condo. You get two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a full kitchen, laundry, and a nice living area. We can stretch out and just relax. We don't want to leave. We went back out to a delicious Mexican restaurant for dinner and now we are going to rest the evening away. I even have my stitching back out to keep my hands busy. 

Oct 16, 2017

Vacation Days # 12, 13 and 14

So now let's get back to the us vacationing part. Plus I didn't get to share my stitching with you from Friday and Saturday.

Friday I started a new piece. It's a freebie I got at a stitching store from Hands on Design that says To The Beach. I can't find a photo to show you what it will look like. It goes along with her 12 To The Beach designs. Here is my start on it though...
I'm using the suggested GAST threads and 32ct lugana for it. I had to start the E before I went to bed because it looked like I had tried to spell TOOTH and spelled it wrong haha.

Saturday I got out one of my Erica Michael tiny beach projects called Ocean of Wisdom. Here is what it will look like...
Here is where I was last time Nov 2016...
Here is where I am now...
I just love working on these silk gauze pieces.

Sunday we were back to being a tourist. It was our last day in Myrtle Beach. We went back to our favorite seafood buffet and ate ourselves miserable. Then we went to Broadway at the Beach. It's a fun place full of shopping and entertainment. We had stopped there to have lunch at Wahlburgers but didn't get to shop because of the rain. We had a really nice time. Jeremiah and me went on a really fast speed boat ride...
It would flip around real fast and speed through the water. I was kind of surprised Jeremiah was willing to try it. He did and he loved it. We also had a lot of fun feeding the carp and ducks...
We really had fun shopping and walking off our lunch. Then we went back to one of the arcades we had played at Friday for lunch. We had found this Walking Dead video game where you could work together to shoot zombies like you were in the show. Jeremiah and me had a blast and wanted to play it again. Here we are having way too much fun...
Jeremiah kept asking wonder what was coming next because Friday we had stopped playing without completing the whole story. We played it all the way through the story Sunday so now we can rest haha. It was really fun.

Today we hit the road and made our way up here to Kill Devil Hills. Which is also known as OBX or Outer Banks of North Carolina. This is one of my mom's favorite place on Earth and I have understood why for probably 4 years now. It's beautiful. We can relax and just enjoy the ocean. It was a long drive today. 6 hours. Plus it rained about 2 of those hours so we were really tired by the time we got here. We are planning on staying here till Monday.....or moving haha.

Now I think I have finally caught you up. Thanks for joining in my adventure.

PALs Retreat 2 More Booths to Share

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I realized I forgot to post 2 booths. This is Fern Ridge Collection. They are the lovely ladies who I took the beaded fob class with. I just love their beautiful beaded fobs and matching needle books.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The last one I forgot to share is Jeannette Douglas Designs from Canada. Her booth is dangerous I really just ran by it with my eyes closed haha. I love her stuff though. The pumpkin pincushion in the one basket has been on my wishlist for several years. Guess what? I won it in a drawing. How cool!

So now you have seen all the wonderful booths we got to shop at...
 
 
Plus this gorgeous view...
No wonder I kept going back for 7 years. It was a wonderful run. This was Amy's 20th retreat in Myrtle Beach. Time to see what's next now.