Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Back home and ready to scrap!

WOW!!! What a crazy 6 days I've had. Spent 4 of them in airports and on planes, experiencing delays, watching folks get stranded or left on standby while others were assigned the same seats, saw one older man get pissed because he had to actually shift his suitcase around in order to help a woman fit her bag in the overhead compartment (he was telling people off!), sat at MIA as our plane's engine suddenly shut off on the runway (and the pilot said it happens occasionally on that aircraft), and all that good stuff. Never a dull moment. Visited 4 states in 3 days. From Florida to Georgia to Tennessee and back to Georgia... then from Florida to New York.

I'm exhausted.

First it was off to Atlanta for a builder's inspection of our rental property. Of course, what's a trip to Atlanta without a visit to our all-time favorite restaurant, McKinnon's? The food is delicious, the ambiance is tranquil and romantic and the owner is awesome. He always remembers us! :-)



My wonderful DH took me to an Archiver's in Marietta. OMG!!! What an awesome place! I picked up a few goodies, including a copy of Scrapbook Trends' April issue with Rita's layout on the cover. Gorgeous!



Here are a couple of pics of my DH and I in Chattanooga, TN. We went to Ruby Falls, the Incline Railway and Rock City Gardens. We took some amazing photos so I'm ready to do a little mini album...







Then it was off to NYC for business. After our meeting, one of my graphic designers took me on a walking tour of the city. We went to NBC News and Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Trump Plaza, down 5th Avenue and beyond... we also ate crisp, hot, melt-in-your-mouth, greasy NY-style pizza... YUM!! Unfortunately, this is as close as I got to Matt Lauer...





I'm glad I'm home now. I hope I get some rest before scrapping with Damaris and my BFF this coming Saturday... Damaris is hosting an early NSD event... I can't wait to get my creative juices flowing... I have tons to scrap!!!! Oh, and did I mention that my BFF is fulfilling her dream of getting pubbed??? She'll be featured in the Sept/Oct issue of Simple Scrapbooks so check out her Simple Scheme... CONGRATS girlie!!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!! Peace to all and happy scrapping!!!

6 comments:

Ady said...

Wow, I wish I had gone to all those places with you so we could share some photos. I can't wait to see you on Saturday. Make sure to rest so you'll have plenty of energy to scrap on Saturday... Love you...

Damaris said...

Something is wrong with this picture...here I am slaving away to make sure you get awesome goodie bags, good food..(BY THE WAY, I WAS SERIOUS ABOUT THE CAFE CUBANO AND TOSTADAS..BRING 3 SERVINGS..you, me & Ady)fantastic prizes..and you are tralloping aroung the states. I am not envious..That's ok..the more pics you take, the more goodies you'll be purchasing from me. I am not bitter. It's all good. LOL!!
Glad you're back home. You were missed.
HUGS

Barbara said...

Lucky you!!! I'd love to visit an Archiver's! I'm so glad you had a great time on your trip. Welcome home ; )

Rita Weiss said...

Vanessa, I totally want to hang out with you! I *heart* Matt Lauer, I thought, more than anyone. haha! Thanks for seeking out the Ella Bean cover action during your trip. What a sweetie hubby you have to take you there!

Anilu Magloire said...

Whoa!! You are such a jet-seter :)
Archiver's looks like a dream!!

Mika said...

That sounds like you had a great time Vannesa!!! A lot pics to scrap I think. I changed my blog lay out so come over to visit if you had time. Have a great week. Mika (www.mikascrap.typepad.com)