What a wonderful time Jutta and I had today!!
I opened my eyes this morning just as the sun was beginning to come up!
We had several cups of coffee together before really starting our day with breakfast at Miller's Landing. You should have seen Jutta's face when she read the menu!
"Gravy on a BISCUIT??? That makes no sense. A crisp biscuit would just swim in it and get soggy!"
A biscuit is a cookie where she comes from!!!
Now THAT'S a biscuit!!!
The server even brought her a small bowl of gravy to try.
This may have to grow on her......
I ordered grits just so I could give her a spoonful.
Not her favorite but she DID taste it!!
After lingering over breakfast we next spent some time at Murdochs!
My kids always call this place 'The Shell Shop!'
I have never been here at this time of year so it was a real treat to see it all decked out for Christmas!
Beautiful shell decorations everywhere!
Each one a little different but all were lovely!
We walked on the beach below Murdochs......
I love this place!
Jutta had spied the Goodwill earlier and - knowing me as well as she does - suggested we stop and shop!!! **Note to my family!** SHE suggested it!!! But she didn't have to ask twice!!!
Naturally my basket was quickly filled with 'debris!'
7 pumpkins, a long garland of fall leaves, 2 wine glasses and a silver pitcher PLUS
two burgundy curtains to use in the gazebo when I decorate for Christmas!!!
We decided to drive around the island and see as much as we could.
Mansions and cottages, stately homes and more modest dwellings - all interesting in their own way.
On our way back to the hotel we decided to stop for a bite of lunch.
Jutta had never had a margarita before!!!
She has now!!!!
They were delicious......
as was her seafood soup!!!
We came back to Casa Del Mar in time to rest. Well, she rested and I went to SLEEP!
This trip has been so good for me because I am getting a lot of rest and NO working!!!
Walking is good for us and we have been doing some of that but not TOO much!
Our evening's entertainment was Moody Garden's Festival of Light and Ice Sculptures along with a
4D film - Polar Express!!!!
We had more fun watching it and we laughed more than the kids in the theater!!!
You could SMELL the hot chocolate, FEEL the wind blowing and the moisture in the air and we even got POKED in our back!!! Tom Hanks was the voice of the conductor and it was just great!
It was 9 degrees in Ice Land!
I slid down a slide of ICE! They gave us parkas to wear so my pants didn't get wet - but it also kept me from sliding! I had to push myself the last few feet which caused my hands to FREEZE!!!
I bought a cup of hot chocolate as soon as we got out of there!!
We walked through a mile of decorations which feature a MILLION lights!!!
That's more than I have in MY house!!!!
It was 6:30 when we started back to the car. We stopped in at Kroger for some bread and olives and a bottle of sparkling wine and a few crab cakes to go with some leftovers we had from last night.
This made a delicious supper and we sat and visited - both during the meal and for a good while afterwards.
It has been a relaxing and FUN day!
Jutta is easy to be with and so clever and funny!
We laugh, we joke, we talk, we simply get along so well.
Today has been sunny and pretty although a good bit chilly this morning.