Sunday, June 26, 2016

A few vacation highlights

I still have lots and lots and lots vacation photos and stories -

here's just a few more highlights with more to come.

I was able to spend a little time with one of my oldest and closest friends.

Jackie Aaron McGlaughlin and I lived down the street from one another as little girls.  A lot of time has passed and a lot of miles separate us most of the time, but, we're still sisters of the heart. It was good to be able to spend a little time with her, not as much as I would as liked though.

We got to see some cousins.

Pat, Laurie & Joani greeted Donald with a hug (to which he had no objection)

We got to see my Aunt Shirley, one of my mom's sisters, and one of the closest.  While we were there my cousin Donnie showed up along with her daughter Courtney and Courtney's little boy aka "Lil' Man"

I stopped by the Dorchester County Public Library and brought home a few books from the Friends of the Library sale, AND spotted my Whimsey in the stacks.  Was that a highlight of this trip?!  Pfft.  You better believe it was.

I was able to attend a book event hosted by my friend David Magayna at the Stevensville, MD library where he interviewed Allison Leotta and Lisa Unger.  I also got to visit with pals Kristopher and Michael, and buy a couple books from one of my favorite booksellers on God's green earth - Kathy Harig, owner of Mystery Loves Company in Oxford, MD.

All in all, I'd have to say it was a perfect vacation.  

We had lunch with David in Easton, Donald got to meet Belle the mascot corgi of the Oxford Ferry, and we also got to have lunch with my cousin Bill along with Joani, Laurie and Pat.

I ate a lot of crab this vacation.  

 And, I was able to buy a painting I am totally in love with.

A painting done by friend and former classmate, Patti Lucas Hopkins.

Nice to have a piece of The Eastern Shore back home with us in Boone.

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