Sunday, April 6, 2008

It's about time...

Puerto Vallarta was wonderful!!!



I celebrated my 45th birthday (My God!! When did I get so old?) at Bubba Gumps Shrimp. The shrimp was awesome, the atmosphere fun....Here I am on the famous bench with the suitcase and the box of chocolates.

"Momma says, Life is like a box of chocolates, You never know what you're going to get."

On each table there are two license plates...one says "Run Forrest Run" (green) and the other..."Stop Forrest Stop" (red)...the waitress had told us to display the red one if we needed anything. We decided we wanted to add to our order...so, I casually flipped over to the red plate. Suddenly a guy yells, "STOP FORREST STOP!!!!" Everyone in the place freezes and three waiters run to our table and ask what we need...Ummmm...can you say...embarrassed?



I spent most of the week poolside knitting while He was snoozing. (Please ignore the fact that I was obviously having a bad hair day. I also had multiple tan/burn lines going on at that point in my week.)

I almost finished the pair of Cascade Fixation socks on circular needles. They have been on my needles since before I got into the whole felted slipper kick. I was done with the cuff previous to the trip. Poolside, I turned both heels and knit most of the foot on both of them. I have about an inch to go and then the decrease /shaping for the toe. It feels good to be that close to finishing them and of course, having them both done at the same time.

Our studio overlooked the Pacific ocean, thus we saw some incredible sunsets...



A pirate's ship ran each night with a show and dinner. We didn't go on it..but, it showed up in most of my sunset pictures...and I took a lot of sunset pictures....



Here is one more sunset picture...I told you I was a little obsessed with sunset pics...



We walked downtown one day to the Boardwalk...lots of really cool statues.



We also saw some really cool sand sculptures. One talented artist sculpted the entire Last Supper. It was larger than life. My pictures don't do it justice...unbelievable.



The ocean was so blue...actually everything seemed so bright and uplifting. I will never get use to the feeling of smallness that I get when I stand in the ocean....



Here is a picture of the kitty that hung around the resort. I decided it didn't speak English...It didn't respond to "kitty" at all...Funny cat...it tolerated being petted...didn't purr and acted as though you weren't even there...



What do you call a kitty in Spanish?



One more picture for your viewing pleasure....enough said.....

This picture from our balcony shows my entire Mexico experience...feet up, relaxing...enjoying the sunsets....



Upon returning to the Frozen Tundra....

(You think I am kidding? It was below 20 degrees when we got home...I wanted to get back on any plane that was heading south...)

I had two packages waiting for me...



The first package was from Cleary. She spoiled me with two skeins of yarn, some great homemade, quilted coasters...I love them, a couple really cool little dishcloths (I can't decide if they are knitted or crocheted), and some end protectors for circular needles, which I had not seen around here. Thank you Cleary for a great package.

The second package was from Lisa. She spoiled me with some awesome sock yarn, a set of number 3 double pointed needles, (which I didn't have), some awesome note cards, a freshly harvested sponge (how cool is that?), a springy themed glass, a garden gnome, two beautiful, very delicate stitch markers made from fresh-water pearls, three packets of seeds to plant, and a whole bag of black jelly beans, which happens to be my very favorite goody at Easter time...Thank you Lisa for being such an awesome Angel!!!!



Just for the record, I did bring two sets of needles on the plane with me and nobody questioned it...Seem kinda weird that I can bring sharp, pointed objects on the plane, but not a 12 ounce bottle of water.

I worked on the felted Blowfish on the way down using size 10 wooden double pointed. I have the body almost done....

On the way back, I worked on the beanie for Katie. I used size 5 circular needles. Made good process, the yarn is fingering weight...so, It doesn't look like I spent 5 hours knitting....

I will post pictures of all projects when I get a chance.

It's been a long week. Gramma is home from the hospital, doing well....One night of conferences done, one to go. The fourth quarter is soundly under way. I now have my house somewhat back to clean....the snow is almost gone....my back is almost done peeling...it's all good.

11 comments:

Rachel said...

Wow--Sounds like an amazing trip...I'm so envious seeing the pictures of sun, water, and warmth enough for a bathing suit! Well, that, and seeing the relax, feet up pose! Glad you had a great time and a belated Happy Birthday to you!

CieAngel said...

I'm so glad you liked everything in your package. I was hoping it didn't get lost in the mail. Looks like you had a good trip too.
happy Belated Birthday!

ponyknit said...

Sounds like an awesome trip! I wish I could sit out in the sun too! You look great! Happy Belated B-day!

NH Knitting Mama said...

Thanks for sharing pics of your trip. Wow, I wouldn't have thought you were 45 - you look FANTASTIC!

Alana - Knit Wit said...

What a great trip! I like sunset pics, too.

I hope you didn't get hit with the storm that went through this weekend. Seems like there was snow, and lots of it, all around, but we didn't get a single flake. We were supposed to, but it never materialized.

I'm glad you're back, and that you had such a great time!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday, again!

Thanks for sharing the trip pictures! I will have to add that as a future destination!

I'm glad that you liked the package! I had so much fun putting it together while I was traveling to and from Spring Break! Now if I could only send you some of the 80 degree temps that we will have this week....

Megan said...

Those pictures are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

Jeremy said...

wow mom the fact that everyone stopped at the restaurant when you flipped that sign was pretty funny. those sculpters? look awesome! btw kitty is gatito in spanish i thinks.

KSee said...

Now multiple tan lines, I think I can handle. I'm so jealous. What wonderful pictures.

Jane Doe Jenn said...

Love those sunset photos... wish I were there!
glad you had a nice vacation.

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