Monday, May 18, 2015

Girls' Weekend, Day 1

Goodness, y'all! I'm so far behind on posting and editing I don't know whether to scratch my watch or wind my butt. :)

In March, my high school BFF, Michelle, planned a wonderful mini vacay for us the first weekend of May. Neither of us had visited Percy Quin State Park before, so we treated it like a grand adventure. We hadn't had a sleepover since 1975! The weather couldn't have been more beautiful. The evening was cool, so we sat outside on the picnic bench in sweatshirts drinking wine. Oh, how I wish Michelle would let me post the video of her singing "Hello Darlin'" by Conway Twitty, using the mosquito repellant as a microphone. She's so fun and crazy! We now refer to ourselves as Lucy and Ethel. Guess who plays Ethel? And I'm okay with that! :)

Since there are so many photos, here is day 1:
We met my dad and stepmom here the first night for dinner.

A few glasses of these and I had a talent show on my hands. LOL

View from our screened porch.


In typical Michelle fashion she insisted on tidying up the place!
Can anyone help ID this cute little butterfly? I'm thinking some kind of Hairstreak.

First bird to see, an Eastern Kingbird.
Stay tuned to Part Deux!

Linking up with the lovely Anni!
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35 comments:

nookworm said...

What fun! Life is wonderful comes to mind. Enjoy....ENJOY!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Gail, looks like a fun time and sleep-over. The butterfly is pretty and I love the Kingbird shot. Looks like a lovely park to visit. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

Anvilcloud said...

How nice for you. Love the antique processing in #1.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

pretty boids and bufferlies. The day is good.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Love what you did with the first photo, but they're all gorgeous!

Thank you, Gail, for your kindness.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Now that looks like some good fun!

Karen S. said...

Funny what a wine and a few old friends getting together can spark! Great photos, and how super perfect that the weather was good to you all too! Precious new memories for all.

Irma said...

Hi Gail,
It looks like a great time and a great adventure.
The butterfly that I do not know, the bird is really super.
Have a nice new week.
Best regards, Irma

TexWisGirl said...

i bet that was fun!

my guess on the butterfly would be a summer azure.

June Caedmon said...

Your post definitely left me wanting more, Gail! Looking forward to day two! I think Theresa is right about the butterfly. You can learn a lot on the butterfliesandmoths.org website. I use it all the time :) So glad you were able to getaway with your friend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my gosh what fun! You didn't have too many glasses of that wine if you could still take such good pictures.

Stephanie said...

Looks like you had some fun and great images!

Bas said...

dat is toch altijd feest.

DeniseinVA said...

That first sentence made me laugh out loud. And oh please Michelle, let's hear that song ;) Looks like Theresa ID'd the butterfly for you. Not too good on my butterfly ID's. Always grateful when someone who knows will let us in.

Great to be with your dearest friend and I thoroughly enjoyed these photos you shared. Thanks for the fun post Gail.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Glad you were able to get away and have fun with a long time friend.

Terra said...

Oh a getaway with a friend, what fun.

bailey-road.com said...

Looks like you had a grand time. Love the processing of that first photo.

Michelle said...

That sounds like such a great time!

Shug said...

Sounds like you two had a wonderful time. I can just hear all the chattering with the two of you trying to catch up on everything. Excited to hear the rest of the story!! Great pictures ...as always!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Michelle sounds like a hoot. I think she's outvoted on the video thing.

Evelyn S. said...

How fun! I'm a bit envious. :-)

Karen said...

Oh fun Gail! Great butterfly capture too!

Weekend-Windup said...

Sound that you had a wonderful time...

diane b said...

Looks like you two are in for a hoot of a weekend. Enjoy!

ladyfi said...

Lovely shots - looks like a fun weekend!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Looks like fun and a lovely view to boot!

Debbie said...

oooh that's looks like so much fun, i know you had a wonderful time!!!

beautiful images!!!!

Hannah said...

What a fun weekend! It's great you have been able to keep up with your high school BFF. The butterfly is cute, I like ones with iridescent blue on their wings. The kingbird looks so perky.

Barb said...

There is nothing quite like a girlfriends' vacation. I go on them nearly every year with 4 of my favorite girlfriends. Of course, what hapoens on a girlfriends' vacation is something we all laugh about until the next time. Looks like you had an awesome place to enjoy yourselves!

Bethany Carson said...

Looks and sounds like a lot of fun! Love your photos--and I always love watching Lucy and Ethel!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

You two, I'm sure recapped memories of the friendship past...but over the 'vacay' you two made some MORE beautiful memories.

Thanks for linking up at I'd Rather B Birdin' this week Gail...love the bird photo...and have no idea about the butterfly.

Helma said...

Delicious a chat emt your girlfriend of the past with a nice glass of wine, nice weather and reminisce. Also want a pretty amazing Holly Blue and Eastern Kingbird.
very Cosy

Petra Pavl√°tkov√° said...

The first photo is wonderful and story-telling, I love the processing. Sounds like you had a great time!

Slamdunk said...

What fun. And, how I do miss the good catfish places down South.

Keep at your friend with the lobbying to post the Hello Darlin video to social media. She may break down eventually and stars will be born!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Too Much Fun!!!
Nothing beats a weekend with your best friend who knows you forever!!!