Tuesday, September 22, 2009


We made it to Virginia Beach and back without any incidents .  Bill made it better than I thought he would.  The weather was almost perfect.  It rained a little going up Thursday and a little sprinkle as we were coming home Sunday.  What more could you ask for?  The temperature was in the 70's.    The Shriner's kept food out at all times for three days.  We went out to eat seafood one time with a total of  $56.35.   That's the only money we spent for food.   The rest was on the house.  And it wasn't "junk" food.  I mean real food like chicken, shrimp, barbeque, ham, turkey, and just about anything you can mention.   Thank You Shriner's.  The parade was terrific.  It lasted three hours.  You have never seen a parade until you see one of their's.  Below are a few  pictures I made.  Click on any picture to make it bigger.
Ryan, me and my son Gary.

Our Motel...SandcastleThe Highlanders Band.
My Shoes and Ryan's.We left footprints in the sand.
Bill and me...


Judy said...

Hi Clara, I love the beach photos especially the one of you by yourself and the one with your son and grandson but they are all great. Sounds like you had a wonderful time and some really good food. Those Shriners know how to do things.

W. Latane Barton said...

Clara, I am proud that God provided you with excellent weather for your trip. I've never seen a Shriners parade in Va. Beach. Next time I need to check it out.

You look like all of you are having such a great time. hurry back to visit the beaches.

Rachel said...

Great pictures Clara! I love the one of you on the beach especially, with the pretty waves in the background. Sounds like you had a great trip and I'm glad Bill did okay. Gary sure looks like his Dad!

Great fun with family!!

Lola said...

Hi Clara. I'm glad you all had a great trip. I've never seen one of these parades. Sounds like fun.

Cathy said...

Hello Clara
Haven't visited you for a while - good to see you enjoyed your weekend away.
Loved the picture of the Piper and the shoes.
What are Shriners - are they like Masons, sorry I have no idea
Take care

Beth said...

Hi there, Clara. Sounds like a very nice trip---I'm so glad the weather held up and that Bill did so well. Good food, good company, nice weather, a beautiful beach to walk on, and a three-hour parade---as you say, what more could you ask for?

Your pictures are great!

Leedra said...

Glad you were able to go, and sounds like you had a really good time.

Mountain Mama said...

How wonderful that you could go and enjoy it so much. I think the ocean is one of my favorite places but I must say hearing a highland band would be super too.
I enjoyed reading your "where I am from" I did this several years ago on my first blog. You and I have that path out back in common as well as many other things.
Thanks for sharing all the wonderful photos too. The sunsets are great!!