Thursday, August 02, 2007

road trip

I am leaving this stifling hot valley for an annual road trip that I take with my daughter Angela. We have missed the last 2 years because of bad health. We changed the time of year and it also happens to be her 23rd birthday. So, we will be doing all kinds of celebrating.

I will be gone from blogger for 1 week, starting tomorrow...yep, I'm even leaving my computer home and I never do that! She will have my full attention 100% of the time. I will have my camera and plan on taking loads of pictures, yes, I'll even ask a stranger or two, to snap the both of us :)

Where are we going?...Monterey, California! The ocean is calling, with clam chowder in bread bowls (yum) outdoor boutiques and plenty of antique shopping. We love to eat, so the food is a big part of the trip and Monterey has some of the best restaurants around.

Angela recently injured her foot while running/jogging, so she will be dragging the famous Darth Vader 'Das Boot' around. Ha! She will finally be walking at a pace I can keep up with ;) We are taking it slow, savoring this blessed time that we have been given and I look forward to catching up on all of you at my return.

Have a wonderful week...hugs to you all,
be safe, angels on your pillow,
xOx darlene


Blogger dreamergirl said...

That sounds wonderful! Enjoy making all those great memories!

loving you, xOx silvia

2:00 PM  
Blogger Michelle O'Neil said...

How wonderful.

Lucky daughter. Lucky mom.

2:28 PM  
Blogger Georgia said...

That sounds so fun! I love Monterray... I was just thinking about running away to there the other day :)

3:52 PM  
Blogger Star said...

We didn't make it down as far as Monterey when we were out; that's a good excuse to return!

Wishing you safe travels and hope that Angie's foot is back to normal by the time you come back.

8:34 PM  
Blogger cherry girl said...

Have a wonderful time sweetness!

12:15 AM  
Anonymous gerry rosser said...


2:29 AM  
Blogger Shaz said...

Sounds Purrrrrrrrrrrfect

3:59 AM  
Anonymous Brian said...

Have a happy birthday Angela and a wonderful time with your mom.


Enjoy, relax and have fun. :)


5:08 AM  
Blogger Jack K. said...

Bon Voyage!

We were in Monterey in May. You can see some of our pics herebr/>
I look forward to seeing your pics.

7:30 AM  
Blogger Mary Timme said...

I'm so glad for your week with your daughter--even with das boot--and I'll be praying for you good health the whole time. count on it.

7:39 AM  
Anonymous Cindie said...

What fun it will be for the two of you to have mother daughter time. It is so much fun enjoying these young women now as not only daughters but such good friends.

I pray that you will both be able to bask in the memories! Enjoy :)

6:01 PM  
Blogger Wanda said...

Oh Yummy and Angela are going to have a blast! What a great thing that you are healthy enough this year to go....I'm so thrilled. Have fun, and eat for me too.
Love and Hugs
Wanda Mom

10:51 PM  
Blogger LEstes65 said...

I'm a native SanFranner. And I love love LOVE Monterey. My birth-mom took me there one year - we had a very special time together. Have a GREAT time. We'll miss you.

9:04 AM  
Blogger Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Have a wonderful trip with your daughter ... what a special time! Peace & love, deb

9:51 AM  
Blogger Wanda said...

Hey Dar, you were not kidding...You didn't take your laptop!! Right On!!!!!!

9:36 PM  
Blogger magicaldamselfly said...

I can not wait to hear about your mother/daughter journey.
Have a beatyful, wonder*filled time.

::gentle hugs::

6:35 AM  
Blogger ~Bek~ said...

Have a wonderful time :-)

9:02 PM  
Anonymous poet said...

hope you are having a wonderful trip. looking forward to reading all about it upon your return. take care of you.

2:21 AM  

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