Big Day at the Beach!

Traveling for work isn’t so bad since I haven’t had to go anywhere for about three years. This year rolled around and I ended up having to travel for work. I tried to get out of it but I just couldn’t. Last resort would be if for some reason my travel wouldn’t be approved due to lack of funding, then I’d get to stay at home. Who wouldn’t want to spend almost 2 weeks at the beach, beachfront Well I ended up traveling during June for work. It’s not bad spending the afternoons and the weekend on the beach, but the fact I’d be away on my birthday. Well I was blessed that my hubby came down with me for the first four days and we got to spend some of my birthday together. He took me to breakfast which was awesome!

Maybe next year we’ll head back to the beach for fun, and not for work. It was nice getting up early, sitting on the balcony and taking walks on the beach before work. Happy Birthday to me!

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If your wondering where I stayed – I’m staying it is the Wyndham Garden in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
Great place! I had a small kitchen with a full size fridge so I was able to shop for groceries and not have to eat out every day.

Studio

Wyndham Garden – Studio Suite – Fort Walton Beach, Florida


 

Questions Answered

Someone asked me about this picture from my blog header.

http://www.isaacs.ie/

Isaacs Hostel Dublin! A great place to stay! We loved it!

So to answer the easiest thing would be to refer them to this post from last summer. The picture is of Isaacs Hostel in Dublin.  We stayed there during our trip to Ireland.  You can read about it here:  Ireland  and More Ireland

Never say you are too old to stay in a hostel!  Do your research, read reviews, search Google for blogs that talk about where you want to stay, and then contact them directly with any questions you have!

 

 

Snapshot Stories – Hohenwerfen Castle

Hohenwerfen Castle – 40 km south of Salzburg. In the Berchtesgaden Alps

Snapshot Stories – Open the first photo album you can find — real or virtual, your call — and stop at the first picture of yourself you see there . Tell us the story of that photo.

Several years ago I took a leap of faith and traveled to Italy to visit a friend while I was on spring break. While I was visiting we did a little sightseeing and decided to drive from Aviano Italy to Munich Germany. I could not believe all the castles and ruins that we saw along the way. I’d like to go back one day and take my husband with me. This was my first international trip all by myself. Since then we’ve traveled to Ireland…no more putting things off, waiting till later or the when the ‘time is right’. We aren’t guaranteed tomorrow so go for it today!

Inspired by Snapshot Stories

Sunday Snap – Vintage Travel

Can you imagine a time traveling when your luggage made a statement!

Can you imagine a time traveling when your luggage made a statement!

Just a little something for Sunday. I have a slight obsession with all things vintage and especially travel. Over the past couple years I’ve found a few of these hard sided suitcases and a couple train cases that I couldn’t leave behind. In 2014 we’re happy packing our clothes and belongings into some type of carrier that meets weight and size restriction. We want our luggage to survive what ever it may face once it leaves our hands headed for TSA. These suitcases that I’ve found are well traveled and looks to have been loved by their owners and treated with respect by airline luggage handlers. I wonder what stories they could tell?

Vintage Travel

 

Homemade Travel Sheet

Homemade Travel Sheet by PamB
Homemade Travel Sheet, a photo by PamB on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Homemade Travel Sheet – Instead of purchasing a travel sheet and spending anywhere from $15 to $60 I decided to make my own. I picked up two flat sheets for $2 at a local thrift store. The sheets are like new and I didn’t have to orphan any of my existing sheet sets. One flat sheet was solid white and queen size. Mine is a vintage gold and yellow stripped full size sheet. Both are percale and feel great! I folded one flat sheet in half on the long edge with the right side (the pretty edges) on the inside. Laying it on the floor I measured where my waist would be if lying on the sheet. Using my sewing machine I stitched across the bottom and up the side to where my mark was placed. I reinforced where the stitching ended just so it wouldn’t pull apart. Once complete I turned it right side out. It’s like a sheet sleeping bag or sleeping bag liner. Fifteen minutes later I was done and now we have our own personal travel sheets! I did not shorten the top so there is plenty of room to cover my pillow as well as covering the bed so that I don’t have to lay directly on the mattress. I repeated the process with the white sheet since hubby wasn’t too keen on something so brightly colored as my yellow sheet.

Counting down the days until we travel to Ireland with everything we need just in our backpacks! I’m not sure how it’s all going to play out but I’m excited either way! Backpacking Ireland and staying in hostels…who would have thought!