Sunday, October 14, 2012

I'm Back...

Hello my friends..  Just in case you didn't notice I have been away
for a bit..  I had scheduled a couple of post to let you know but
only one of them posted. Darn computer.
I had no internet for a week and a half.  I was totally lost. It really is
amazing how dependent we become to these machines.
I did have my smart phone but even then most of the time I got no service.



I am sharing a couple of photos of  our trip.
We went to the fabulous city of
New York.



I loved every single minute of it and will definitely go back someday.



We were only there for a couple of days and thanks to
Kirsty and her hubby, we were able to get around pretty well.
But 2 days is definitely not enough time to visit a city like this.

And by the way we only got lost a couple of times on the subway.
Not too bad for a couple of newbies.



So after enjoying New York we hopped onto this big boat.
And lets just say I was so happy that our first day was at sea.
My legs have never been so sore after all the walking we did in
New York.

Our cruise was to the New England states of
Boston, MA and Portland, ME
Then we headed up to St. Johns, New Brunswick Canada
and our last stop was Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada



We were hoping to see a lot more colorful trees but
I guess we got there a little too early.  Most of the trees were still
green.  It still was pretty nice to see all the green everywhere.
After all, we are from the desert where everything is shades of browns. 

I have lots and lots of photos to show you but we just got home late last
night and I have lots of unpacking to do. Not to mention all the laundry... and I have to make a
run to the grocery store.

I have missed you all so much and can't wait to get caught up. 

So take care and I will be by to visit real soon. 

Hugs~

40 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

hi! i loved my long weekend in nyc years ago - i think everyone should see that city at least once. :)

the cruise sounds wonderful! that leaf shot is divine!

craftattack said...

Sounds like you had a great trip! Valerie

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous photo's, Linda, a belated Happy Birthday to you and your husband! Lat time I was in New York City was when I was three and I left my stuffed doggie on a bench! I cried because my parents would not go back! We stopped at a little Inn for lunch on the way back and the food was expensive. My mother got me butter and water cress sandwiches, the cress was hot! So glad you are home and will get a chance to recover from your trip! Have a wonderful Sunday!

Bunch of Barrons said...

Beautiful photos! looks like a great trip!

It's me said...

Wowwww new york ! That must be a great trip....and That cruise !!!! O my !!!!.... Welkome homedrling....xxx

Netty said...

wow you have had a terrific holiday with so many fabulous experiences Linda, glad you had such a wonderful time, hugs Annette x

Lisa Graham Art said...

Love that picture of you Linda! You look so cute hanging onto your coffee cup...are you warming your hands? Because I know it's so much colder up there than the desert. I love NY too...and did not know there were cruises that went up that way...how fun! So glad you are back and that you had a great trip!

Terry said...

Wecome back! Sure looks like a great time and fun adventure!!! Happy Sunday, GF!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

What a wonderful trip!! I am a NYC girl forever! i loveeeeeee the photos!!!!

Justine said...

It looks like you had a fantastic time! Fantastic photos

Carol Blackburn said...

Oh my Linda, when you were in Portland, ME you were only an hour away from my home. Too bad I didn't know or I could have given you a great big Maine welcome. Maybe next time. :) I don't think we will be having a good leaf-peeping season as we had too much rain and most of the leaves have fallen or are dull from all the water. Oh well! Glad you enjoyed yourself. And, welcome home!

Kathy said...

What a fun trip and WELCOME BACK! :) My mom just got back from a bus trip up to Canada and said the leaves were just starting to turn. Timing is so difficult to plan to see the ultimate foliage colors. I love New York....glad you do too :)

Heather Jensen said...

So happy to hear you had such a great time. I would love to go to NY one day too. :)

Hugs~

Lynnda said...

Beautiful photos... I'm glad you are having a great time... I do miss you though.... Enjoy my friend.... hugs...xoxo

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

So good to see you again! I love the portrait of you and the maple leaves in the last shot. Divine! Looks like a fabulous time and I look forward to reading and seeing more about it!

Catherine said...

Isn't the East Coast of Canada beautiful? Too bad there wasn't a bit more color for you. And a few days in New York! Oh you are a traveler aren't you girl!!! Well welcome home, and I hope you have a wonderful week Linda!
xo Catherine

Tracy said...

WOW! Sounds like an amazing trip and can't wait to see more of your photos. Hugs!
P.S. Happy belated birthday my friend. :-)

Davi said...

Welcome home my friend, sounds like your trip was absolutely delightful!!Cant wait to see more photos ;)

Lisa Gordon said...

Welcome home, my friend!
I sounds like you had a wonderful time away. So glad that you got to NYC. It really is such a wonderful place, and truly a photographer's playground.

Looking so forward to seeing more photos from you trip.

Have a wonderful beginning to your week!
xo.

Gayle Price said...

Hello and welcome home ! Oh your trip looks and sounds amazing....you have gone to the 2 places in the world that I really want to visit....New york and new England. Your photos look fantastic and can't wait to see some more. xx

Buttons said...

Oh this post just made me so happy. I would love to go visit New York City and Halifax has been a goal of mine for many years. Thank you for taking me along.
Your Photos are incredible I look forward to seeing many more.
Thank you for comment Hugs. B

Becca said...

Love your self portrait Linda...you look too cute with your Starbucks. (you know I noticed that) Just think...you have been to San Francisco, Seattle and NYC all within months! All the big cities in the corners of the USA. You should maybe plan a trip to Miami next?

Katie said...

This is awesome! I love New York City, it is just so much fun!

I can't wait to see the rest of your photos from the cruise! :)

Deb Hickman said...

So glad you enjoyed your trip, your photo's are fab. Deb x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Welcome back, so glad you both had fun in NYC and the cruise, show us photos soon!!!!
Happy belated birthday once again!

cnelson said...

What a FABULOUS trip!! The photos are AMAZING! TFS!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Linda, your photos are gorgeous, and it sounds like you had an amazing vacation! I, too, just got back from a big vacation - in Hawaii and Texas. One of the songs I fell in love with while in Hawaii is Iz's 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow'. Cool that I should hear that song here on your blog, my friend!!

Deanna said...

Oh looks and sounds like you had a wonderful trip. Will look for more pics in the future. I myself am headed off for 2 weeks, Phoenix and California. Love that last pic of the leaf....so beautiful!!

Ros Crawford said...

Wow! Sounds like a fantastic trip!! So glad you enjoyed it ... looking forward to seeing your photos ... have a lovely day my friend

lauren bergold said...

awwwww man, you were RIGHT NEARBY and i didn't even know! good for you assaying the nyc subway on your first trip, it sure is handy but kinda confusing at first, well done you!!! (& YEAH, how did the internet go so quickly from magical "extra" to absolutely addiction!!!) :) :) :)

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

Boy- you sure have had an adventure!!! How exciting!

You are right- we would all be lost without our machines & services. Amazing how dependent we are on them.

Virginia L. said...

Sounds like it was a n awesome trip! I took a similar New England cruise with Holland America a few years ago and LOVED it! Can't wait to see your trip photos:) WELCOME back!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Love that black and white of the skyline and the leaf shot. Must be good to have internet connection again.

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, a cruise, too? What a wonderful vacation! Welcome home!

Lori said...

Oh, lovely photos...

LindaBrun said...

WOW.. Looks like you have had a fantastic trip. New York and Cruise... Great photos!

Lynne Daley said...

Looks like a wonderful trip! Beautiful photos!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, LOVED your photos, Linda! Looks like you had a great time. We're in New England (north of Boston) and the trees are just starting to hit their peak color here now, which is kinda late. Any other year, and Columbus Day is a great time to see our leaves! Oh, well. Bu

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful photos and your trip sounds wonderful!

Jane Wetzel said...

Looks fabulous Linda :) Love the pics you took and the boat looks like it would be awesome! I know how different things look (green wise) here and interesting from my trips to New Mexico to see my sister. Happy for you!