Sunday, June 22, 2008


Yesterday we treated ourselves to a trip to the beach. What a wonderful day it was at Emerald Isle North Carolina. The temp was in the mid 80's so it felt perfect to sit on the beach. The water was a bit cool for me, but my husband and children enjoyed it!
As I sat looking out at the endless ocean and the perfect sky, I wondered how anyone cannot believe that our God created this beauty!

On the way back home we stopped in Trenton at one of my favorite shopping stops. The Rag Bag!I always find something I need( my husband would beg to differ, he says I don't need anything else,but he was a sweetie and stopped anyway) And today I found the tobacco basket and it came home with me.

Sorry I did not take any pics inside, oh well I will just have to go back again! But I did Meet "Billy" and hens and a kitty.

When you stop by you will also be able to rent a canoe and paddle the mill pond. Alot of work has been done to restore the Brock Mill Pond. What is this Guy doing...
I know we said the same thing. He is digging (with his hands) this stuff that looks like mulch when it is dry, to clear out for the canoe rides and build up the dock.
I would have been afraid of pulling up a snake.....but he is a teacher at the local high school so I guess he is not scared of much anymore!

This is Neil,the nutty Professor snake hunter and Luke, the "rag bag man".

Here is the old mill, missing is the big old turning wheel that I remember as a child.

Mary-Kate strikes a pose!

Today the pond was low, this picture was taken earlier in the year. It is really pretty. To learn more about the mill pond Follow the link in my places to visit.

On Friday Mary-Kate drew the name of the winner of our summer give away, Lauren of Lauren's Stuff! Your Goodies on on there way!


  1. Looks like you had a wonderful time!!! I love old mills. And the shop looks like my kind of place!


  2. Well, THAT was quite a trip!! Looks like a blast. Love that shop you visited and those 2 characters (Neil and Luke) who couldn't look more different if they tried, lol. Congrats to the winner of your drawing too!
    Smiles, Karen

  3. Wonderful stories and wonderful pictures!

  4. I am so jealous that you live so close to a beach, it looks gorgeous!!! Thanks again for the great prize, I'll let you know when it arrives.


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