Wednesday, July 6, 2016

i left my pillow in amarillo

we took a road trip to tucson, arizona for my niece's 
lovely wedding a couple weeks ago and the first stop was 
amarillo, texas.

1,094 miles in one day!

i drove 0 times.
my son, drove 80%, my husband about 20% and me 0%.
i offered..........

but I was happy to see the sites and take the occasional nap.
on the way back my driving quota went up to .05%. it was just my husband and i on the way back so i stepped it up and drove for maybe 4 hours out of the 2,000 miles on the return trip.
my husbands really loves to drive!

one of the last breaks before our destination (amarillo, texas) on day one happened to be in shamrock, texas. 
(we drove to tucson in 2 days!) 
it was dark and we stopped to get gas and i got out of the car for some air and i noticed  
  some neon lights on a building down the street.

since we were on route 66 i mentioned to rick that we should go down the street a bit to check it out.
and sure enough it ended up being one of the many
 highlights of the trip.  
for me anyway.


this was the building i saw.

turns out it was the U-Drop Inn back in the Route 66 heyday.
Disney used this building for the inspiration for
 "Ramone's House of Body Art"
in the movie "Cars". 
now it is the Shamrock Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Corporation.
 it was renovated back in 2003-2004.
would love to go back and check it out during hours of operation.
great building!

you can barely see it, but to the bottom right of this pic, 
there is a truck that looks 
like "mater".

oh and once we got to amarillo, i did leave my pillow at the hotel........

Monday, June 20, 2016

1st day of summer

It's officially summer time!

hope yours is filled with whatever you love to do during summer;
cookouts, camping, rock collecting, flea markets, drive-in movies, watching fireflies, synchronize swimming,
etc. etc. 
enjoy and be safe!

 the rock display idea from
the cute blog lay baby lay.


Thursday, June 9, 2016

Hellooooo, it's me!

i am sure adele had a phone such as this
when she came up with the song "hello" :)

i scored this cute phone at a church sale last thursday for one dollar! and posted it on my instagram.

maggie overby studios saw it and put it with a few other finds on her instagram.
check it out here.
how cool is that!

now if i was only tech savvy to figure out how to post 
her post on

check out thrift score thursdays on instagram. 
lots of fun finds. 

Monday, May 9, 2016

sunny days

well another city wide garage sales come and gone.
our small town gets busy during
the annual city wide garage sales.
i had some good luck this year finding a few treasures.

no need for an umbrella, the weather was beautiful.
in fact i found a beautiful umbrella.
here it is at the garage sale. 

and here it is in our backyard!


a guy was selling his aunts items and this was her patio set. 
it looks like it was never used, the reason
for this was she had is set-up 
in her basement! 

we are going to enjoy it in the great outdoors,
but might have to follow her lead and set it up 
in the basement when winter comes.