Sunday, June 7, 2009

Back from Cape Cod

Hi,,, I feel like I have been gone for so long. I was away for 8 days and I never leave for that long. But it was soooo much fun. I flew into Providence RI and met 2 friends there. Nancy from Florida, Cindy from Seattle, and Marie from New York. We stayed a really nice Mariott Residence Inn. Saturday we toured some of the Mansions (the small summer homes of the Rockerfellers and such) in Newport. Had dinner and some shopping at the Harbor. But in Rhode Island its the "Hawba" lol (love their accents :) ) Sunday we drove up to Cape Cod for our retreat hosted by Joyce of Make Mine Pink. It was an adorable beach house with two smaller cottages. Joyce and her daughter Katie had everything just perfect. Our cottage was stocked with food, drinks, linens. I wont lie, it was soooo cold for me coming from AZ. I also know that my friend Kim from southern Texas was pretty darn cold too! But it was still soooo much fun. We had workshops to help with our cameras and photo taking. This was a huge help for me, I learned alot. We had a morning on the beach for "playtime" with hula hoops and building sand castles. We made gratitude journals. Now this was my kind of playtime. Thats exactly what I would have been doing as a child. Playing with paper, crayons and glue. lol. We had games! We played a game called left,right,center and let me tell you, the winner walked away with about 30 gifts! Congratulations to Marie! We had a scavenger hunt and the winning team each won a beautiful watch. We had plenty of time for shopping and antiquing and even went for icecream one evening. On our free day a few of us went to Provincetown. Very quaint little shops. I really enjoyed the shell shop. I also found a momma bird sitting on her nest with babies. And we had a pet bunny at the beach house. But soon enough it was friday and I was on my way back home to my kitties. They missed me horribly and I promised it would be awhile before I left them again :) So here is a few photos of my trip.


Patty/PinkHugsSweetShoppe said...

Great pics Gail , great times, great memories, and many more to come. By the way your not in one picture. I loved getting to know you better.

Lynette Larson - Campbell said...

What a lovely time for you, Gail! I know you were looking so forward to it. I would have been frozen too, by the looks of it but it sure looked fun! One day, one day...

Carrie Gonzalez said...

Great pictures Gail! Thank you so much for sharing them. It looks like you had such a great time with everyone. Enjoy your week back home!

Susie said...

Hi Gail! Seems like a dream now doesn't it? Your pictures came out great. I can't wait to see pics of the scavenger hunt. Have a wonderful week.
Susie, The Polka Dot Rose

Susan said...

What! No New England squirrels!!!
I know they are up had to get closer to Walden Pond!

Marie S said...

Glad you had such a great time Gail and so glad you are back safe and sound.
Beautiful pictures.

Patricia said...

Gail, glad you had such a great time. Good thing you had someone else from a warm climate as your roomie! I would have had to find you a snow suit. your pics came out great. Wish I had been able to be there with you. Glad you are home safe and sound, rest up,
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Gail,

Thanks for sharing the retreat photos. The place looks amazing....and you all look like you're having a good time!

Have a great week!

Pei Li

Carolee Crafts said...

Is that ice cream I spy? Looks chilly but you all look happy pleased you all had a good time.

lisa said...


Loved all the pics, they are awesome. I'm glad you had a good time. I knew you were probably frozen. Happy to have you back.
Will talk to you later.


Carol at Clutter Bug Studio said...

Oh Gail, thank you for sharing these beautiful pics. You know how badly I wanted to be there with you!

Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all. Joyce and Katie are superb hostesses.


Marie S said...

I was gone the same time you were Gail. Just recapping the event.
I had a wonderful time and even did some mixed media!
Must have been the week for events.

Marie S said...

Oh that is cold. I didn't have it as bad as you. But it did rain the whole time. It was beautiful though and so green. Thunderstorm one night (ear plugs and a cold helped me sleep right through it :-() and warnings of others all week and I missed one at home too.
I love them.
Having so much to do inside made it very pleasant though.
Welcome back, so nice to be home though, even with all of the fun, eh?

Have a GREAT week,

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Yep... still totally jealous! Sure wish I could have been there with you sweetness! Glad you had such a wonderful time.
bunny hugs,

SoCal Helene said...

I love the pics! Never been to that part of the country, maybe one day! I’m sure the locals are still wondering that happened to their town, I’m sure it will never be same, LOL!! Have a great week!
Hugs, Helene

Cottage Flair said...

Great photos. I'm so glad to hear that everyone had such a good time.

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Great pics Gail! Wish I were there. Have a great week!

tedi said...

It has taken me forever to get over not being there! I feel like I missed the world. But I'm so glad you had a great time of it. I loved the photos - thanks for sharing Tedi

Virginia said...


Thanks so much for sharing the pictures. It looks like you all had a great time. Wish I could have joined but maybe next time.

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Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

LOVE YOUR PHOTOS! So sorry to hear it was cold! That stinks. (The birdhouse in the frame might be my favorite!)

How have you been? Making any more bunnies?????

I'll have to check out your site!!!! Thanks for stopping by me!