Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Ready to roll...

Thursday morning early I'm leaving to drive to Atlanta to see my 90 year-old mother; then on to Florida on Sunday. Believe it or not, it takes me only about an hour longer to drive to Atlanta than it does to fly (and that's assuming that everything goes on schedule), so I always do it this way..It'll be about 9 hours or so to Atlanta, but coming back on the 17th, it'll be a good 12 hours from Jax, FL. It's certainly not the best time to go to Florida, but I need to see my mom, and I can take time off this time of year better, because business is little to nonexistent at the store in the summer. I'll take my laptop, but I have no idea what I'll be doing when, so I'm setting up your greetings now, and will check your blogs when I can.
Klaus so very kindly gave me a little advice on some good places to check out, but don't expect "Klaus-quality" pictures from me! I'll do the best I can, though.

Today's Greeting

We don't see buffleheads all that often, but these were out on one of the golf course ponds...

15 comments:

Shellmo said...

Have a great trip! Hope the weather cools down a little bit. You had one of my favorite quotes on today's greeting card - the finch is perfect!

John Theberge said...

Have yourself a good trip and stay cool.

June said...

I know this trip well since I go from SW Virginia to Florida and back every year and often travel by way of Atlanta to visit my good friend. I go all the way to south Florida though. Safe travels!

fishing guy said...

Helen: Love the Goldfinch card. i do hope you have a great visit with Mom. She's 90, how special, cherish these visits.

NCmountainwoman said...

Here's hoping you have a safe and pleasant trip and find things going well with your mother.

Eve said...

Thanks Helen! You have a great trip! Hi to mom from all of us!

The Birdlady said...

Shelley and John - thanks...i'm not expecting much of a cool-down, but hey, it's August, right?

June - Actually I'm going all the way down this trip too - I'll pick up John in Jax, and we're going to Ft. Myers and on to Big Cypress.

FG - I do cherish the time with my mother - thanks.

Carolyn - thank you - I'll wave from I-85. (actually, I'll just keep both hands on the wheel - that's a stretch of road I hate - the trucks are all over the place!

Eve - thanks.

Mary said...

Have a great vacation and I bet you'll come back with super pictures for us! Hope the weather is OK....my husband has been in Louisiana this week and they had a tropical storm down there. Lovely card and buffleheads.

kjpweb said...

Have a safe trip - but most of all - enjoy!
Cheers, Klaus

Marsha said...

Have a wonderful and safe trip!

jalynn01 said...

Be careful out there on the highway and try to find some relaxation and down time. We'll all be here when you return waiting on any and all photographs you may get. All of us need to get away from this computer once in awhile.

Roy Norris said...

Have a good trip Helen.

Me and my puppies said...

Don't you just love their name? Gotta love a bufflehead! We have plenty here. Safe travel.

Bird Girl said...

Enjoyed your greeting and the buffleheads -- have a wonderful and safe trip! Hope you get lots of great pictures to share!

Stacey Huston said...

Klaus quaility or Helen Quality they are all wonderful..Have a safe trip and enjoy your visit with your mama,,,