Tuesday, May 08, 2007

I bet you would do it too

If you had a chance to travel a couple of hours, stay two nights in a very old but very sweet hotel and see sights like the one above, plus have no real responsibilities until sometime on Thursday, would you take it?

I sure would and I am. I’m accompanying Mr. Pop on another business trip. Murphy is scheduled for some minor surgery and dental cleaning while he’ll be boarded at the vet’s. Fred the Cat will be there too and he’ll have two days to get the kennel workers in shape. They tell me every time they pass by him, he hisses at them, just to remind them not to mess with him.

While I’m away, think of some odor or fragrance that reminds you of your childhood. When I return I’ll tell you about an experience Mr. Pop and I had this past weekend that took us both back to those times of childhood and fun.

See you back here later this week.


Blogger sumo said...

Good time lie ahead.

May 08, 2007 3:00 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

St. Pete Beach? Kinda looks like it. Have fun, sun, play, rest and recreate. That's an order.

May 08, 2007 5:09 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

Have a great and restful trip!

May 08, 2007 5:35 AM  
Blogger niCk (Mem Beth) said...

That looks like a great view. Enjoy!

The odor from my childhood that bring memories flooding back: The smell of my elementary school cafeteria. One of the runs this past year, the registration and awards was in a middle school lunchroom. That smell was there, it brought back a flood of memories.

May 08, 2007 6:01 AM  
Blogger roger said...

i'll go, i'll go. please take me.

the smell of creosoted wood in the hot sun takes me back to telephone poles to climb, railroad tracks to walk, and piers to explore both under and out over the water.

May 08, 2007 7:15 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

That looks like a great place for a two-day jaunt. Have fun in the sun!

May 08, 2007 7:36 AM  
Blogger Pursey Tuttweiler said...

I am at a loss to think of a fragrance that takes me back to my childhood. I will have to ponder. Ah, the smell of the first big fat raindrops in hot, hot pavement. Always a reprieve towards the middle of a long, hot summer.

May 08, 2007 8:11 AM  
Blogger Kathleen Pearlman said...

How lovely! Have a wonderful time. I don't recall any childhood scents (or anything from age 12 under) due to serious illness at age 12. But I do get moved by towels that have been washed and bleached and spun dry. Mmmmm. Comforting, I guess.

May 08, 2007 9:19 AM  
Blogger Ginnie said...

Childhood scents- vanilla, and my Auntie Max's White Shoulders perfume. I have a customer now that wears that and every time she walks through the door, I am taken back to childhood.

I wanna be on a beach......

May 08, 2007 9:30 AM  
Blogger DivaJood said...

Banana Cake batter takes me back to childhood.

Have a lovely time and come back rested.

May 08, 2007 10:10 AM  
Blogger isabelita said...

A batch of fudge being cooked by my dad; I would venture down the stairs and announce,"I hear fudge being made!" (according to my parents)
Have fun, use your sunscreen.

May 08, 2007 10:35 AM  
Blogger Samantha said...

Fresh percolated coffee, reminds me of my Grandma’s house, she always had it on the stove ;o) Thanks for making me think of that! Have a great time with Mr POP I know Fred will hold down the fort for you while your gone lol !

May 08, 2007 1:27 PM  
Blogger Sewmouse said...

Have a wonderful trip! That picture reminds me of the Warren Dunes over in Michigan. I need to hustle over there one of these weekends and look for some smooth stones for my collection.

My scent of childhood memory is the smell of burning leaves in autumn. They don't let you do that here anymore in almost all the towns, but there are still a few unincorporated areas, and once in a while a whiff of that sweet smokey scent takes me straight back to the woods and fields of childhood.

May 08, 2007 1:43 PM  
Blogger Fixer said...

Have fun, POP. I'd jump at it too.

May 08, 2007 1:54 PM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

Why cant I get to go to those type of place's. Have fun and be safe.

May 08, 2007 9:46 PM  
Blogger Undeniable Liberal said...

That looks soooooo relaxing. Have a great time, POP.

May 09, 2007 3:31 AM  
Blogger Sparky Duck said...

have a lovely time!

May 09, 2007 6:46 AM  
Blogger Aaron A. said...

There is a very very similar view out of the Apartment window of landlocked Fargo, North Dakota

May 09, 2007 10:37 AM  
Blogger windspike said...

Sweet! Mr. PoP takes you on a great number of these ventures...are you getting spoiled to the degree that you are no longer pissed off, patricia? I would hate for that to happen.

May 09, 2007 11:22 AM  
Blogger Beach Bum said...

Only three short weeks to go and the family and I will be down around Vero Beach, Flordia ourselves. I'd better be, as the Buffett song goes:"I'm close to bodily harm..." I'm growling a lot at work lately.

May 09, 2007 12:53 PM  
Blogger PTCruiser said...

Scent from childhood...

That paste we had in Kindergarten class. Man, I couldn't eat enough of that stuff.

Have fun, PoP.

May 09, 2007 6:52 PM  
Blogger bluegrrrrl said...

i would SO take that opportunity!
i hope you're having fun!!!
my turn for a break next week...

remember the smell of freshly mimeographed handouts in elementary school? (only the oldtimers will get this one)

May 10, 2007 5:43 AM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

Damn, I don't come around for a few days, and Fred is in cat gitmo! That's just not fair! I remember the smell of onions and roux cooking all through the neighborhood. The smell of the old school

Cajun cooking is like nothing you have ever known. The smell alone was enough to make you hungry. Onions browning or the smell of a roux was common in a bayou community. Seafood back in those days, was not only a way to feed the family, but a way to make a living. A simple time, when we could leave for a ride into town, and not even have to lock the doors when we left.

May 10, 2007 8:38 AM  
Blogger Human said...

Hope you 2 r having a great time.

Hmmm smells from childhood...where would I start, The smell of a meadow in springtime and summer, fresh snow on the ground on a crisp morn, Pine you know, 30' up in a tree. My favorite though is English Boxwood.
Reminds me of my Grandparents place.


May 10, 2007 10:22 AM  
Blogger TomCat said...

Have fun, PoP

May 10, 2007 11:41 AM  
Blogger Zelda Parker said...

looks like the perfect get away for POP, maybe not for Fred & Murphy.

May 10, 2007 4:32 PM  
Blogger Floridacracker said...

Diesal Fumes.
Loading semi trucks on my summer farm job.

May 10, 2007 4:37 PM  
Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

On childhood smells, there were lots o' trees, though no Bushes.

May 10, 2007 8:22 PM  
Blogger MichaelBains said...

Lilacs. This time of year its Lilacs, Lilacs Everywhere!!!


May 11, 2007 12:57 PM  

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