Tuesday, October 4, 2011


We are still traveling south to home in Az.  Have met lots of wonderful people and seen lots of beautiful spots along the way.  The above pic was taken of a fellow blogger.....aka http://justcallmejake.blogspot.com

We met up in Park City, Utah....one of my favorite spots in the country.  We got to know one another a little better which was a wonderful treat.  If you get a chance....stop by her blog....she is one FUNNY WOMAN!!

See the lovely bird necklace around my neck.....

Vicki....aka....Jake.....gave me this little gift on our meeting.....she is so very thoughtful.
Here are some more shots around the area and heading south to Colorado....Autumn is in full swing in this part of the country and it is such a thrill for Brad and I to see all the fall color.

These shots were all taken between Utah and Colorado.  We crossed over Monarch Pass....and the continental divide.

The visitor center above is completely covered in snow during the winter months and they have to snow plow themselves out in the spring.....can you imagine??

On another note......yesterday was my birthday.  Yep.....I turned 65.....come on Medicare.  I'm probably one of the few people I know who are actually pleased by this....Not growing older.....just growing better!

My wonderful aunt Ruthie had a little get together in my honor.....she knows how much I love cream puffs....so.....she made me a batch.

Here is what greeted us at our coach on my birthday morning......

So....I bet you are wondering what this is......well so did we??? LOL LOL LOL

Here is the whole batch

Kind of look  like flying saucers....don't you think?  Just a little pilot error....as they say.

Anyway....she made another batch and they turned out PERFECT!

My cousins and their families were able to join us and we had a wonderful time catching up.  We usually stop here every year while traveling to see "my favorite aunt" (O:  She is in her mid-eighties and as spry as you could ever imagine.  She sets a fine example, and she is really a wonderful woman.

Once again....I'm sorry for not visiting each of you as much as I would like.  Traveling and the wi-fi systems make it almost impossible to download blogs.

Miss all of you.




  1. Happy Birthday to you! I just turned 65 too. And I was happy to have Medicare and my BC/BS. Yippee.

    Gorgeous lands.....wonder photos. Great necklace. Thank you, for sharing.

    Be safe.

  2. Gorgeous photos of Colorado. This time of year is so beautiful there. Happy Birthday a little late. Oma Linda

  3. Beautiful necklace and that picture of the aspens (at least I think that's what they are) is just incredible.

  4. 65? You're just getting started, girl! Happy Bday and DAMN that first batch is one bunch of fugly creampuffs!

  5. Happy Birthday Jo, and way to go acknowledging your age and celebrating it!... I turned 62 in May and started getting my social security checks after working 40 years full time...(I started getting my retirement checks in 2007) you are right, we are not getting older, we are getting better!... Cheers!... xoxo Julie Marie

  6. Happy Birthday Jo!! Your flying saucers looked lovely but the real thing even better!!

    Wonderful shots from your travels, and there is nothing like the fun and pleasure of meeting a fellow blogger!

  7. Sweet reminder of our day:) And I missed saying Happy Happy to you! So...Happy Happy to you Jo!! I know how glad you are to be 65, and why. But let me tell all of you, this lady sure holds her age well...I would have never guessed if she hadn't told me:) How fun that you got some unconventional cream puffs for your special day. I think I'd like your Aunt...

    Love all the Autumn colors. Nothing like the mountains this time of year, and you sure got some good pictures to share, thanks.

    Drive safe. Hugs to you all...

  8. Happy Birthday. I'm right behind you...65 in March. What beautiful countryside. Ah, wonderful autumn.

  9. Happy Birthday Jo! Such beautiful pictures! Fall is so beautiful there across the continental divide, and in Vermont..just breath taking! Love the beaded bird neclace! xoxo Christel

  10. I am justcallmejake's newest Follower Now.

  11. My Dearest most Precious Jo...Happy belated birthday my friend.....I would have to agree that we are not getting older...just better. And did you say 65?? Surely you jest! You don't look a day over 35! Big Hugs....M (ps. as always, I love your photos!)

  12. Hi Jo,

    Happy Belated Birthday to you!
    Love the necklace and all the photos!

  13. Jo a very belated Happy Birthday. Gosh you certainly don't look like someone on medicare. hahaha Your beautiful.
    Thank you so much for sharing such beautiful fall pictures. I so wanted to take a trip myself somewhere and see such beauty but now I will just enjoy them through your wonderful pics

  14. Gorgeous pictures. You are still seeing wonderful places and meeting nice people I see. Keep enjoying sweet Jo. Hugs

  15. Happy Birthday, Jo!! Beautiful necklace and I enjoyed seeing all the pics. Your gorgeous images bring back happy memories from my time in Wyoming. I'll be sure to check out Vicki's blog.

    Btw, I love cream puffs too filled with custard and fresh whipped cream.

    Have a great week,

  16. Btw, you look FANTASTIC at 65!

  17. Happy Birthday!

    It was so nice that you could visit with your auntie. The flying saucers look like they would be a wonderful confection to have with tea or afternoon coffee.

    As usual, I love your photos.

  18. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays dear Jo! I love your pictures and the fall color is awesomely beautiful. It felt a little like fall here today. I may have to pack the flip flops away soon.


  19. Happy Birthday, Jo! I must say you gals look gorgeous. You certainly don't look 65. I'm 65, too. Your scenic photos are beautiful! I love the colors of autumn!!

  20. Happy Birthday to you.

    Amazing colour shots you have shared with us. The food looks
    delicious and I love the birdie necklace.

    Sounds like you are having a fabulous time.

    and hugs

  21. Jo, it sounds like you are having a wonderful start to your 65th year! Fall is so beautiful all over the country right now.

  22. How special to meet a fellow blogger and that necklace, well simply sweet!

    We love traveling thru that area, it's so gorgeous no matter what the season. Your pics are beautiful!

    Happy Birthday! How special to receive such yummy treats!

  23. Welcome to a new territory of life! Happy Birthday month! Wish I could see those Aspens for myself.

  24. Well happy belated birthday sweetie!!! What a gift it must of been to meet a fellow blogger. You two are just beautiful!!! :o)

    God bless ya and have a wonderful weekend!!!

  25. The area you are travelling in is gorgeous this time of year. How fun that you got to meet up with Vicki. Love that bird necklace -- and that hot pink shirt of yours. :) I love cream puffs -- don't think I've ever had homemade. I can see how they could horrible go wrong but the second batch looks delish! Happy belated birthday to you. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

  26. Well a Happy Belated Birthday Jo! You will be delighted when you get back to AZ that our temps are FINALLY below 100! *whew... LOL* This Season it seemed to take forever to cool down from the brutal heat... Thanks for stopping by & yes, you must get out to Paris Montana and experience the Boutique firsthand, Heidi & Tricia create such amazing Fashions, Jewelry and Accessories!

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  27. Hi Jo....nice to be visiting you again. I think I lost your blog in the melee called life.
    What a fun trip this must have been for you. Fall is one of my favorite seasons as the colors are glorious.
    I used to live in Utah for 27 years ( I quite miss it). All my kids and grandkids are still there, but I remarried and ended up Here...in Alberta. Stinking Cold Wintery Alberta (tee,heee)
    Happy birthday. I just turned 60 in Sept. I like your saying not getting older, just getting better. Cause that is what I intend to do. YUP

  28. Jo thanks for stopping by and letting me know I won over at Gina's generous Giveaway... I'm SOOOOOOOOOOO excited, I Love everything about Gina's Styling and following her Blog is always a heavy dose of inspiration and eye candy to swoon over! Now I shall have a piece... yipee!!!

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  29. A very belated Happy Birthday. How wonderful to have met one of your blogging friends on your trip. Also a chance to see the fall colors during your travels. Beautiful scenery you pass thru.


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