StayCation continued

Staycation continued to my backyard!

Yes, my backyard!

I realize most don’t have a stocked pond in their backyard, but I do and I love it!  While my sister was here we went fishing! She was so excited to go fishing. So was I! She fishes often with her husband. I on the other hand had not fished since I was a kid.

When Renee saw the pond for the first time and saw that the pond was stocked she wanted to fish. Off to Basspro shop we went! Bought fishing poles, worms, hooks and the rest of the supplies to fill my tackle box.

Did we catch anything? OH HECK YES!!

Catch and Release

So what is in the stocked pond…other than a pair of muskrats that are creating havoc with the water level???? Muskrats can cause the water level to drop from the tunnels they dig from the edge of the pond. And! The tunnels can cause the ground to cave in…just imagine walking along the edge of the pond and all of a sudden the ground gives way…

In my pond we have Crappie, large and small mouth bass, and blue gill…plus snapping turtles, painted turtles…very cool birds come to my pond too.  And I can’t forget the frogs! Lots of bull frogs.I absolutely love living here. It is my staycation all the time. I walk out to the pond everyday. I stand on the dock and just look at the water. Its calming for me.  Some days I eat my lunch on the dock. I find it relaxing.

This guy visits the pond at least 3 mornings a week

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Cn46Tmr4PcGNiay46

We have amazing bonfires 🙂

https://photos.app.goo.gl/w1YJuXAo373bKz7m6

My catch, large mouth bass
View from sewing deck
The fountain
and one of the many bullfrogs

Who wants to come over and visit? We can have a day of relaxation.

Happy Staycation!!

Nancy McNally

Life is an adventure!

Over Thanksgiving week, my family and I went on a little adventure. Our destination was to end up in Rock Hill, SC (my home town). My son, Chris, and I went on a little detour on our way to the Carolinas, an adventure. Yes, Life is an Adventure!

We took 2 cars for this trip. I started out riding with my husband and sons Chris and John rode in the second car. We met up in Cincinnati, Ohio to have lunch with my brother Brian and his wife Joann. Lunch was terrific! I love seeing my extended family!

Chris in Uncle Brian’s Corvette, lol

After lunch Chris and I hopped in my truck and drove to Nashville, TN. This is kind of the sad part our adventure, at least I thought it was. Kind of still is, but I am getting used to the change.

You see, we drove to Nashville to give my 3 birds to a wonderful friend (who loves birds as much as I do), her name is Sherrie. As Chris and I got closer to her home I kind of got sad. Do you blame me? I have had my Lily for 15 years (as I write this it still brings tears to my eyes) and Henry & Gracey for 10 years. You are probably asking why did you do this? Because I travel too much now and I can’t give the birds the attention they needed. I no longer played with them. I was just too busy. I felt it best for them. Lily loves to snuggle. She needed someone to snuggle with her. Henry just wants you to talk to him and give him food! Gracie is the same.

Sherrie’s husband greeted us at the door and I knew right then everything was going to be perfect! I had forgotten they had 2 birds of their own. Chris and I brought the birds inside, set up their cages, put fresh food and water in their feed cups. I took Lily out of her cage and she immediately went for Sherrie’s hair! That is a good thing!! Sherrie and Lily and best buds already! I’m so happy I made this decision. It took me over a year to commit to giving my birds away. It was the right decision.

Birds

They invited us to stay for dinner and we accepted. I enjoyed every minute with Sherrie and her husband. My birds are doing great. Chris and I left for our hotel room shortly after dinner and conversation. We were pretty tired from out 8+ hour drive. We got checked into our hotel room and off to sleep we went.

Now, you have to site see when you are in Nashville!! And we did! We ate breakfast at Cracker Barrel. Gave the waitress a BIG tip when we learned she had to work on Thanksgiving Day. It was our way of saying thank you. After breakfast we headed straight for downtown Nashville. Oh my goodness I loved it and Chris and I want to go back. We decided we must go see the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Here are some pictures I took….

Nashville

  Country Music Hal of Fame

Country Music Hall of Fame

 Country Music Hall of Fame…look at the rifle on the trunk hood and on the side

 

We left the Country Music Hall of Fame heading towards Rock Hill, SC. We arrived around 10:30pm. It was great day of traveling…Chris and I counted cows…ask me about that game if you are interested.

Happy quilting everyone! Remember, Life is an adventure! You never know where it is going to take you.

Nancy McNally