Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


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Monday, June 14, 2010

Saturday, another day trip

Saturday, right after my morning walk we got in the car and left for another day outing. This time we went in the other direction and drove over the Bay Bridgeand headed out to St. Michael's, which is a small town on the Eastern Shore. We walked along the street and stopped in a few of the shops along the main street in town.
I'm not sure what this flower is but it sure is big and beautiful.I thought all the hydrangeas along the porch here were beautiful and made the porch look so cozy and cool on a hot afternoon.Kim - I know they are not blue, but I thought of you when I saw them. :-)

We left the main street and walked down here to the water.
There was a marina at the end and we stopped in at a restaurant along the water and had lunch. I had a small salad with grilled shrimp on the top. We could have sat outside on the deck but it was very hot so we decided to eat inside sitting by the window which is where I took this picture.We watched a few boats pull in and were amazed how well they maneuvered in such tight spaces.

After lunch we drove farther down along the water and crossed over a small bridge and drove on to Tilghman Island. Not much at all down there but it was a beautiful drive. We stopped to take a few pictures of this church and walked around the cemetery looking at the tombstones - some very old.When we came to the end of the road and couldn't go an farther we stopped to took quite a few more pictures. Here is one of them.
I will be posting more pictures on my photo blog in the days to come.

On the way home we were driving behind a car that was having a hard time staying in the lane. We both figured some one was on the phone. Not this time, when we got closer we saw that it was a girl putting on her makeup. She had the rear view mirror twisted toward her and was busy putting on coat after coat of mascara. She must have put on 8 coats of the stuff. We ended up laughing every time another coat went on. When we finally got up to a traffic light, we pulled up next to her and I looked over to see what she looked like with so much mascara on and she put on her sunglasses!! I hope she got to where she was going safely.

We arrived home just before supper time. Didn't feel like cooking anything at home so after short stop at home we went out for Ledo's pizza.

And that was our Saturday.
A very nice day indeed.
Happyone :-)
You don't need to travel long distances to revel in natural beauty.
All you have to do, most of the time,
is go outside and look at the sky.
~ Thomas Kinkade

I'll be back later today.
I haven't had time to visit blogs in the last few days and oh my goodness am I ever behind, but I'll try to get caught up today.


  1. Love the pics dear Karen... and loved your new look.....

    I am so happy that i could get to walk again today. I must have walked for an hour and it felt so good. I came home from work and went to my walk. It felt real good and free

  2. Hi Karen, I've been to the same spots you featured on your post when I lived in Havre de Grace. I think the white blossom may be from a Magnolia Tree. Lovely day trip! It's snowing here so enjoy your heat.

  3. Wonderful day trip! St. Michael's is one of my favorite places.

    I also would love to visit Smith Island, but you need to take a ferry to get there.

    The flower is one from a saucer magnolia.

  4. Thanks for taking us along on your day trip. The scenery is beautiful. I agree with the others that the flower is a magnolia.

  5. Wow, that looks like a fabulous day trip to me. My vote is definitely a magnolia for that beautiful white flower. I don't want to make any assumptions, but since my name is Kim and I adore blue hydrangeas... if so, how sweet of you to think of me and they are beautiful in any color. :)

  6. I'm so glad you're having these fun adventures!


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