Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Day 3 With Jutta!!! Shopping!

Every day has been wonderful and a little different from the day before!

This morning we once again lingered over our coffee in the room before going in search of some breakfast. Jutta spotted this Happy Coffee Shop!!!
Here she is sitting in the sunshine she so loves!
Today was our shopping day!


First stop - the Tanger Outlet Mall just outside of Galveston!

We parked by this unique bush but I have no clue what it is!
The bulbs peel back to a slick green fruits or nut??

The shopping was good here AND the prices!!!!

I seldom buy new retail clothes but I hit the jackpot with 50% off this group of classic pieces!!!
All from Chico - my favorite clothes!!!

Jutta bought these sweet pj's for her soon to arrive this spring brand new grand baby!

And these are for her sweet Lumi!! Lumi means Snow in Finnish!

From there we braved the highways and drove through Houston to The Galleria!!

 THIS is beautiful......but we didn't see it in person!!!
I don't know how we did it but we never even FOUND this area of the mall!!!

We found Macy's and Nordstrom......

and lots of pretty window displays!


it or not........the only thing we bought at The Galleria.....

was a cone of spiced cinnamon pecans!!!!
Or as Jutta pronounced them - PICK-ins!!!!
I told her WE say - Pah-KHANS!!!
That's a Texas pronunciation!

I thought it would take 3 hours to get home this afternoon - but even after getting lost - it was less than TWO hours!!!! It took me and Jutta BOTH to navigate through all that traffic!!!

We arrived back at the hotel before dark!

While I rested, Jutta went for a walk along Seawall Blvd.

She and I exchanged gifts the night I arrived! A beautiful journal to record the special things my grandchildren say! A book all their own! The Finland book will bring Jutta close to me as I read it after she returns to her home. The scarf! Oh, THE scarf!!!!

I put it on before going to dinner tonight and it totally transformed me from a frumpy old woman to an elegant lady!!! I think I should wear this every single day!!!!
Jutta took this photo of me and declared, "This is WHO you ARE!! This is YOU!"

For our last dinner here in Galveston, we returned to......

WHAT a wonderful time we had!!!

HER dinner!!!

And MINE!!!

We loved the Tortuga lighted lamps!!

The restaurant is practically next door to Casa Del Mar so we walked there and back.
The water was beautiful in its turbulence tonight! We watched it on our walk and also had a good view of it from our seats in the restaurant.

We are back in our rooms now and I have once again pulled the sheets off the lower bunk bed to use on the sofa where I am sleeping. This is one way to make fitted sheets from flat ones!!
I imagine housekeeping is wondering why in the world the linens are pulled OFF that lower bunk every single morning when they come in!!!
I think I shall LEAVE them on the sofa tomorrow when we leave.
Then they might remember that they had not put any bedding other than a mattress pad on the sleeper sofa!!

It's an early night for us since we enjoyed that extra margarita!!!!
We will sleep well and continue our adventures tomorrow when we drive home and she meets Louis Dean!!!!


Vee said...

So much more fun to look forward to! That scarf does look marvelous on you!

Either way you gals pronounce "pecan" is better than the way many in my corner say it. Use your imagination. LOL!

Keep having fun!

Deanna Rabe said...

Some here in Pennsylvania say Pee-kin! I have always said "Pee Khan," but I grew up in California, though my dad's side has Texas roots.

You look wonderful in that beautiful scarf! I am so glad you and Jutta are having such a marvelous time!


Blondie's Journal said...

Maybe I missed something--but it sure does look like a fantastic time. How far is Galveston from you? I have heard so many great things about it, maybe hubby and I will put on our long list of travel adventures.

You friend sounds like a great gal and I love Chico's big time. I see them in all of the towns and cities we travel to. They are muted loved by ladies like us looking for fashion but a bit more sophistication !! :)

Jane x

Small Kucing said...

She look so happy at Happy Coffee.

I would hit the discount section when I go shopping. Sometimes if am lucky will manage to find those 50% discount dresses. I would only buy once a year....that is for Chinese New Year. Other time would just wear T-shirt and jean :)

Nancy Chan said...

You girls are having such a wonderful time together. The scarf suits you.

Susie said...

Linda, I loved the coffee shop....a sweet way to start your day. Jutta looks happy there. I like your shopping finds. So nice that you gave each other gifts. :):) I hope you have a safe trip home and that LD has done well while you were away. Blessings to all, love you, Susie

Arlene said...

What a fun time!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and LD, Linda!!

Sandra said...

i smile all the way through every post of you and Jutta, you both look so happy. glad she is enjoying the sunshine so much... great idea on the sheets. i have a few flat ones and will remember that i hope. i want those pecans and i love the believe

BeachGypsy said...

I feel like i am right there along with yall on your adventure! The food the shopping the sea....its all good! The best part is the friendship!!!


Oh the Galleria!!! I could spend hours...days in there. My son knows when we go to Houston, that's on my 'stop by' list of things to do.

Just popping in, Linda, to wish you and your family a very blessed, and happy Thanksgiving.

Angie said...

You really racked up on those Chico's clothes! I love that line myself. Jutta is right, that scarf is definitely YOU!!!!!

Louis Dean is going to have his hands full with you two ladies!