Escape To Atlanta Part Two

Last week we flew off to Atlanta. We sat in wonderful seats and enjoyed the journey.

We stayed in a lodge type hotel. I loved it. It was relaxing. Perfectly relaxing.

Photo: view from our hotel room

On Friday night, after arriving, larry had to go eat at his favorite fast food restaurant. Krystal Burger. {they do not have Krystals in Texas} He pigged out.

Photo: Krystal Burger is a favorire of Larry’s

Saturday morning, we went to the Atlanta Arboretum. It was wonderful. The exhibit was Alice In Wonderland. The garden map had each topiary numbered…we had the best time finding all of the garden pieces.

Photo: Pegasus

Photo: The Godess

Photo: Woolly Mannoth

Photo: Dragon

Photo: Mermaid

Photo: THE Chess game

Photo:The rabbit
Photo: The Cheshire Cat
Photo: The Shaggy Dog
Photo: Dale Chihuli glass in entry

It was a good day. We went back to the hotel and cleaned up for dinner with Karen and John, where we had the best evening catching up. Unfortunately I did not get one picture at dinner. { I think that I talked to much} Karen did you get a photo?

The next morning, we met our awesone friends Karen and John again, for brunch in Senoia, GA at Bistro Hilary. It was wonderful, wonderful!

Photo: My breakfast at Hilarys

Senoia is where they film the show Walking Dead. Larry is a fan, so we all had the best time. After brunch, we walked around the little town. It was charming….

After saying good bye to our dear friends, {it always makes me sad to say bye to these two. I adore them so much!} we went to get cleaned up for a dinner party.

Our friend, Anne- Marie was in the states from France. It was her birthday and all friends gathered to celebrate. It was a lovely evening….enjoyed by everyone.

Photo: The Dinner Party
Photo: Our Anne-Marie with her “Prince” Jacques
Photo: Anne-Marie opening gifts

Anne-Marie is part of our family. Her birthday was lovely and the dinner amazing. { Thank you to Linda and David for hosting}

I felt rather sad leaving Atlanta. Such special moments with good friends will live in my heart for a long time.

Thank you for listening as I jounal these things so I will not forget the moments.

Our weekend in Atlanta flew by. Then we flew home to Texas.

Love you beyond Alice In Wonderland.


Escape To Atlanta Part One

Photo: Dale Chihuly Glass at the Atlanta Arboretum~ August 17th, 2018

Last weekend, Larry and I escaped to Atlanta. It was a weekend filled with old friends and new. Inspiration at the gardens. ART and the most interesting, kind people I have met in ages.

We exercised, met friends for dinner,swam, had amazing brunch with friends, cuddled, read and watched a movie, {Love In The Afternoon} before attending a wonderful dinner party.

I will share photos, tomorrow. Today I must take care of little problems on this website, exercise and try to glam up for a dinner in town {Dallas} tonight.

The past days, I have been living in the glow of such a lovely weekend in Georgia. Since being home, we have been very busy and I honestly feel exhausted.

This morning, while in bed, waking up, I felt a tickle on my hand. I looked…and darn it, a SPIDER! Now I will feel creepy all day long. Merde. A spider.

Here is to a creepy, day filled with all things good.

Love you beyond the moon.


The Anniversary Hangover

Photo: Anniversary dinner

Larry and I were married on August 20th 1977. It was a beautiful day in Richmond, VA . I married my best friend. The only person I truly want to spend every day of my life with.

For many years, we spent our anniversary at the beach, playing in the surf and eating at a local steak house for dinner.

A few years ago, we moved our annual beach trip to late in the spring. Now we are home for our anniversary! We buy a cake each year. I cook and we watch a favorite movie. {Can a celebration be any better?}

Yesterday was perfection.

Today, it is early. {not 5 am early} I am dressed to walk 5 miles at an indoor location since it is already 84 degrees outside.

I need to MOVE because I have an anniversary hangover this morning.

Have a wonderful day. I wish you a day filled with best friends and exercise…..

Love you beyond anniversary cake.


Tolbert Cobbler~ Chef Valentine

I bought blueberries last weeekend. Larry and I enjoyed them very much and we had some left over. Taking the left over blueberries, I made a cobbler. {recipe given to me by Larry’s Aunt 30 years ago}

Photo: Tolbert Cobbler

Tolbert Cobbler


2 cups fresh or frozen fruit

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

1 1/2 cups sugar-divided

1/2 cup butter-cubed

1 cup all purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup whole milk

1 egg slightly beaten


Preheat oven. 350 degrees.

In sauce pan add fruit- 1/2 cup of sugar and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Bring to a boil and set aside.

Place butter in 7X11″ baking dish. Place in oven 5-10 min till melted. Take out of oven.

Small bowl- add 1 cup sugar, one cup flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 3/4 cup milk, and 1 egg. Stir till well combined.

Pour batter over melted butter. DO NOT STIR

Spoon fruit mixture over batter. DO NOT STIR

Place in 350 degree oven and bake 35-45 minutes till golden.

You can serve this warm, at room temperature or cold. Vanilla ice cream is always a welcome topping.

When this was made for us years ago, the recipe was nowhere in sight. It was made by memory and I was so impressed. I still use the recipe…and it is still as good.

If you make this Cobbler….you will bave a wonderful day. That is a promise.

Till next time.