Wednesday, April 01, 2009

A Weekend at the Beach

Last weekend was the "pick-up" for my Mom who has been wintering on South Padre Island. She flies to S.A. December around 1st, my friend Diane and I drive her down to SPI. My Dad drives down a few weeks later (he has to stay in MN a bit longer for meetings and such) and then Dad drives back to MN the end of March, then Diane and I go to pick up Mom around April 1st and bring her back to stay with DH and I for a week before she flies back to MN.

Dad took this picture today. Can you blame Mom for wanting to hold off a few days before heading back?!

Dad can't even drive up to the house yet and has to use the sled to haul things from the end of the driveway, which is a hilly 1/2 mile long.

On the way to SPI I did get to check out Knotty Girl in Corpus Christi and found a few things to add to my yarn collection. Two skeins of Madelinetosh sock yarn (colorway Blood on top and Rhubarb at the bottom-the twist is nice and tight) and a skein of Aslan trends Guanaco in Blue Jean for the traveling scarf project I'm participating in. The thing I liked most about this LYS is that the owner greeted me warmly, and then gave me my space to look without hovering or pressure to buy-I loved that! I'd stop again if I were in the area.

The best part of the SPI trip was the dinner "cruise" on a catamaran.

BTW..boat pics taken with my new phone camera-not too bad!


At 4/02/2009 , Blogger Kaye said...

Nice pics! And there's a yarn store in Corpus! I'm kicking myself!

At 4/02/2009 , Blogger Michelle said...

Snow envy and yarn lust, all from one post!

At 4/03/2009 , Blogger janna said...

I wish I had known there was a yarn shop in Corpus -- I was there while I was in Texas last month! Of course, I'm not sure how my entire family would have felt about stopping there...


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