Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A Short Trip

"Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!"
~ Humbert Wolfe

We are going away for a few days! My suitcases have been getting a workout lately.

Don't you love the artsy suitcases above? They were for sale in a gift store in the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, CA.

I remember when suitcases actually looked like this, and a person could pack an entire wardrobe within one, as they were surprisingly deep, yet compact. Going on a long trip, far away, you would acquire lots of decals from different destinations to place on them. Sort of visual passport record of where you had travelled! It was so romantic in a way, but I love the rolling wheels and long handles that current suitcases have, so I wouldn't trade them in for these!



My husband and I are celebrating a special day that is coming up ..... can you guess what it is? Watch for my pre scheduled post to see if you guessed right!

We are grateful there are no hurricanes in the forecast, and that this time away will be very quiet and restful before all the holiday rush begins.

See you soon!

36 comments:

Tracy said...

Oh, has the big day arrived, or very soon will...are you about to meet your grandson now?! Wishing you safe and happy travels, Pat...And can't wait for news on your return...Happy Days to you all ((BIG HUGS))

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Enjoy your trip! I know that these always benefit your readers. An anniversary coming right up?

Donna said...

Have fun on your trip! Love those suitcases. I'm guessing an anniversary.

Hugs,
Donna

Mermaid Queen said...

Have a wonderful trip Pat! ~Martha

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Have a wonderful trip! :-) Rosie

Judy said...

Just mention a trip...and I'm over here! But I'll be back to see what you are up to this time.

Maryann said...

I love suitcases like that! Have a great time, wherever you are going :)

Nola @ Alamo North said...

Happy Anniversary (?)!!! If not, then Happy Whatever!!!
This is a beautiful time of the year to travel. I loved the Wolfe quotation, too.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Pat,
I'm guessing anniversary?/

Whether I'm right or wrong, hope you have a wonderful trip.
Diane

Darius T. Williams said...

Awww - have fun on your travels!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Proud Italian Cook said...

Is it the new Grandson? Or your anniversary! I'll be checking back!
Hugs, to whatever it is Pat!

Lavinia said...

You are certainly a travelling lady! Have a marvelous trip and enjoy the fine weather!

Lavinia said...

You are certainly a travelling lady! Have a marvelous trip and enjoy the fine weather!

Lisa B. said...

Anniversary is my guess. You know I love the vintage style suitcases:D But I would really love them with wheels and handle!
The hotel photo is beautiful...is that your destination?
I know you'll have a great time!! Can't wait to read all about it.

Poetikat said...

Do you have a special anniversary coming up? Whatever it is, I hope it is blessed with wonderful memorable moments and joy.

Kat

Camille said...

Safe travels, Pat! I have a suitcase much like those in the photo, just not in good shape...it does have the stickers, though.

Congrats on whatever occasion you are celebrating...anniversary or new grandbaby perhaps!!

pat@backporchmusings said...

Enjoy your trip and your special day, Pat!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Pat!
Have a wonderful relaxing easy breezy vacation!! And congrats on your celebration!! Anniversary??
Will be watching to see!
Hugs, Sherry

Strider said...

Gotta be your anniversary? Have a great trip.

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Have a wonderful trip, Pat! If you see this comment before you get back - congratulations! You were a winner in my autumn giveaway!...Donna

M.Kate said...

Hello Pat, here's wishing you having a fabulous trip and will be missing you too. Much love and hugs!!

Melanie said...

Have a great hols Pat. I have an old Victorian trunk which still has the railway sticker from travelling in yorkshire. In Oxford's Covered Market you can buy modern travelling trunks. I liked to imagine that some young national geographic subscriber would pack a heap of these and go "off to Timbuctoo in darkest Africa".

I'm guessing anniversary. Have a wonderful time.

Mrs. B said...

Hi Pat! I love those old suitcases too.

Hmmm, is it your anniversary? At first I thought maybe your grandbaby would be arriving soon, but then you said restful, and thought it must be something else. As wonderful as the arrival of a baby is, it is definitely not restful! Whatever you are doing, I hope you are having a wonderful time!

Alex said...

The suitcases are cute! Have a safe and WONDERFUL trip! :)

Mama said...

Hi Pat, We just got back from our trip hope you are having a wonderful time, and happy anniversary (if that is what your mean), have fun, hugs, Kathy
ps. I know what you mean about those suitcases, they are wonderful and romantic with all the stickers of world travels, but I would not be without my (roller one).

Willow said...

Happy Anniversary! How many years?

Letter arrived! Thanks!

Rue said...

Have a great time Pat!!!

hugs,
rue

dana said...

I'm guessing---you are going to meet your grandson! Cause I think he was due to enter this world in October!!! If that is the reason for your trip---it will be one you will never forget! BUT if you're heading out to celebrate something else---like, well, your anniversary or a milestone birthday--then I hope it's the best celebration ever!!
Whatever the reason, have a great time! Be safe. And be ready to SHARE with us!!! Dana

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Have a wonderful time away. I look forward to hearing about it when you return.
Hugs,
Penny

kari and kijsa said...

Have a wonderful trip...love the suitcases!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Kathy said...

I love the artsy cases! I am waiting on my first grandson and I can't wait!

Millie said...

Hi
Enjoy your trip!
Sorry I took so long to answer your question regarding the tomato tart....we were away on holiday.
Yes, I made it, and it was delicious. As we have lots of tomatoes, I intend to make it again this week!. Thanks again for the recipe
Millie

Judy said...

Have a happy holiday!!

Fifi Flowers said...

Love the luggage! ENJOY you trip!
Coronado Hotel is FAB!

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