They said "Just a Dusting"

What the heck?!!  You are probably asking yourself about this bare foot in the ocean's surf.  Well......that's my foot and that picture was taken just weeks ago back in October as I strolled the beach.  It's hard to believe looking at that and remembering how beautiful the ocean was and how warm the water in comparison to my situation just a few days ago.

Caught in the NYC snowstorm of the century........It happened so fast!   We drove up to Manhattan to spend Christmas with my son.  We had a fabulous time!  Met his future bride's parents and siblings, had an amazing Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes Christmas Eve dinner, a delicious home cooked Christmas Day meal and get together, and shopped at Union Square, Chelsea Market and other fun places in the city.  I had been well aware of the weather and was keeping an eye on it.  The forecast was calling for foul weather but nothing to be worried about ........ and then it changed!  At Christmas Day dinner someone casually mentioned that New York was supposed to get a foot of snow.  Say what?  When did the forecast change?  What's this about a Nor' Easter blowing in?  Back at the apartment I immediately turned on the news and sure enough things weren't looking good AT ALL!   The next day we had plans for more shopping (antiquing at Hell's Kitchen Flea Market annex for me), brunch and dinner out, opening our family Christmas gifts and other fun things planned.  I went to bed worried and after tuning into the weather situation early the next morning the decision was made to get the heck out.  And as my son said later that day, "we dodged a bullet for sure".  We got no more than 30 minutes out of the city when the snow started and the wind began gusting, swirling the snow over the roads.  Usually we never drive to New York city that we don't lose an hour's time because of traffic jams.  There is always stopped traffic along I95 for no apparent reason, but this time on the trip home we drove straight through with no stops........pretty amazing.  Considering the holiday traffic, people must have heeded the warnings to stay off the roadways.  Although it continued to snow the entire trip and I continued to bite my nails, the roads stayed clear, amazingly, to just inside the Virginia border.   We made record time and with Bobby G's expert driving skills we arrived home safely.  I said a prayer as we rode up the Lane (covered in 5" of snow) and blew a kiss to the sky.  Looking back on it now,  I realize we were surely being watched over. The time spent with new family, my youngest, fun times in the greatest city in the world and yes.....even the scary ride home, will be remembered as no other.  Oh....and is there PINK to this story?  You bet there is!  Guess what one of my Christmas gifts was?  A PINK steering wheel of all things........for the Wii game I also got from my children.  I love how my family knows all about Beverly's Pink Saturday!  It all goes along with my 2011 resolution.....exercise, exercise and exercise.   Ha!  We'll see!     Happy New Year All and a very Happy Pink Saturday.  I didn't get very many photos on this trip but I leave you with a few memorable ones.  :)

 Hauling  Christmas gifts up to the apartment :)  This was just a few of them!

 Room with a View ~~ View outside son's apartment window

Same view......only a little to the left.  Lady Liberty herself!  Isn't that an amazing view?

New York city street scene and store front.   Bobby G. just happened to be standing there.  Love this shot!

This was the same view of the Statue of Liberty just an hour before we decided to hit the road. The sky was looking pretty ominous.  Gives new meaning to the words..........  " oh the weather outside was frightful".

On the way home..........

It's good to be home.............My  Pink Steering Wheel  :)

Resolution #1 ......  I already said it>>>>>>>  EXERCISE more....ugh!

Resolution #2 ...... Makeover >>>>>>> ME, Website and blog
Resolution #3.......  List all "new" vintage cool curiosities in the shop 
Resolution #4....... Visit YOU more often and new blogs  :)

~~  SHOUT OUT! ~~  

Have you visited the Avalon Rose Market Place yet?  It's a must see. The Vintage Nest has a featured product there this week.  The sweetest vintage ephemera paper pack you'll ever see!
  Find what you want............Get what you want 

Thank you all for being a part of my life.  And thank you for being here in 2010 and supporting my blog and website and just making everything so much merrier and bright.  I am a very lucky and blessed lady. xoxo


Connie said...

Yep, sugar, love the NEW look! ;-)

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Great shots. Looks like a good trip.

Happy New Year!

Darryl and Ruth : )

Gabriela said...

Happy New Year, Lynn!

Well, well, well...you had such an amazing adventure in NYC! Wow! I am glad that you had a great time though.
Believe it or not, we haven't had any snow at all here in Toronto. And it doesn't look like we will have any for a while...Streets are clear, it's mild...we have about -3 which is Summer time for me...LOL! humid though...but nice.
We might get some rain which is totally crazy in January!

All the best for 2011!

~ Gabriela ~

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Lynn, I'm sorry you had to cut your trip short but I am glad you made it home safe. What a great view of NYC. I need to work on my New Years resolutions...

Tete said...

So glad you made it home safe and sound! My brother in law and sister in law lived in Richmond, Va for years and a couple years ago, were uprooted and sent to SC until his retirement. They were in Richmond and had to bug out of there early too. They still have their home in Va and will go back when SC is finished!
Your pics are great!

Rebecca said...

Your trip looks wonderful-never been there-but I'd love to go-thanks for sharing your pics!!!!

NanaDiana said...

Lynn-Loved New York...Loved leaving it too! It sounds like you were being watched over and were lucky to get home before the storm hit full force. I see you have your list of resolutions done already...sigh...maybe I should make a resolution to make some resolutions..what do ya think? xxoo Diana

Blondie's Journal said...

In spite of the weather change and a scary ride home, it sounds like you had a wonderful trip. Your pictures are just beautiful. Is this your sons apartment? What gorgeous views he has!

Wishing you the very best in the New Year to come!


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Bobby G will never live down that photo ha! Glad you made it out, but hate that you had to leave early. I have got to come up with some resolutions for the 2011, lose weight of course...What else? HUMMM yu have me thinking.


Unknown said...

Oh Lynn, so happy you made it home safe. I'm from Mass and we get our share of really bad storms..nightmare storms..but you really left for home in the nick of time..new's has been horrible about NY...
Be warm and safe & Happy New Year!..

Trotter said...

Hi Lynn! Amazing how you managed to do all those things and even catch a storm... ;))

Have a Happy and Successful New Year!! Wish you all the best!!
Horus and Sobek wait for you at Kom Ombo. Enjoy!

Margie said...

Happy New Year and well done on getting out of town as fast as you could. I wish only the best for you and yours in 2011. big hugs, Margie.

Maria Wheeler, Simply Cool Stuff said...

Happy Happy New Year to you and your family, Lynn. The weather here in the northeast is still giving us unpredictable days. Today is sunny, yet warm...snow is on the ground, NOT in the air. Loved the photos of NYC - Lovely, m

mary pernula said...

Happy New Year, I love NEW YORK, I want to go for another visit someday soon, HUGS MARY

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Ya'll got out just in time ! I know you were happy to get home safe and snug.
Now have the best most blessed New Year !

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Sounds like you had a great holiday except for the ride home!
Wishing you a Happy PS and a Happy Healthy New Year!!


Unknown said...

You so captured the NYC views beautifully ... awesome sights to visit. Glad you had a lovely trip, & safe return home.

I wish you the best of joys, life & loves this New Year.

Happy New Year!
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Carey said...

Love your post. Glad you missed the storm. I live on Long Island and we are in the city every weekend. How did you like it? I wish you and your family a very Happy New year.

viridian said...

great view!
Happy New year!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

I am sorry your trip was cut short, but happy you made it home safely!
Your pics are awesome...just like being there.
Enjoy your new PInk steering wheel and your new Wii...I was kinda hoping someone would get me one as I love playing the games and well...exercising, too! lol! lol1
Happy New Year!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy New Year Lynn Sweetie...
Oh what a beautiful year it has been sharing with you. I even captured a beautiful blanket from your many wonderings. I will always think of you when I see it. A true treasure of pinkness for sure.

I love your Son's view from his apartment window. Oh what beauty. I have always wanted to see the Statute of Liberty and you my friend, brought her right to me. She is as beautiful as I imagined she would be. I love this photo most of all.

Of course you with your little pink steering wheel is pretty darn cute too. I love seeing that little wheel. Go Lynn...Go Lynn...

I can't wait to see what 2011 holds for us sweet friend. Many hugs and much love to you for the new year. Love, Sherry

Nancy said...

I totally understand driving in snow!!! We are so glad to be done with our 4 year stint in Vermont. Glad you are safe and sound. Happy New Year. Ditto those resolutions.

Gail said...

Glad to hear you made it home safe and sound, and that your Christmas was wonderful. We did the same, getting home from our trip to OK just 3 hours before the snow hit.
Happy New Year

Unknown said...

That photo is priceless!! I'm so glad you missed the weather and made it home safely! Have a wonderful New Year and Happy Pink Saturday.
Hugs, LisaKay

Char said...

Oh Lynn, you are so right, that view is perfect. Even tho the weather was awful, looks like you had a wonderful time. Happy Pink Saturday and a very Happy New Year to you and yours, Char

Rose Brier Studio said...

Don't you love it when you are directed to do what's best (like leaving NYC early) and you listen? As lovely as the city is, it's nice not to get snowed in! Glad you're home safely.
Happy New Year,
ps I love the "Be Stupid" window!

Holly said...

Love your story! New York is so incredible. Thank you for sharing your pictures. I'm starting to think that if you see a lady with a camera anywhere taking pictures that she probably has a blog. =0) My son lives up in Lake Placid and I am in Colorado, so we were not able to be together this year. Thank goodness for Skype!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Annesphamily said...

You are so terrific! I love the photos and family time you shared. I am glad you got home safely. Have a happy new year and many blessings to you and the family. Anne

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

glad have a safe journey.. weather at this hour is very unpredictable and the photos you shared just awesome! Happy New Year!

Catlyn Berry (Cizz) said...

Blessings Lynn, so happy to hear you made it home safe but still sorry you had to cut the trip short. Those are awesome views! Love the pictures! Happy New Year! I'm with ya on the mo' exercise!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

I sure am glad that you made it home safely, Lynn! I heard that NYC is practically at a stand still. So glad to see you are home.

Here's wishing you a very Happy New Year!


Sheila :-)

Sherry said...

Looks like a great trip. We even got snow here in Alabama for Christmas this year.

Wishing you and your family a blessed New Year.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Donnie said...

What a great trip even with all the snow. Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful thank you for sharing...
Happy Pink New Year!

Sarah said...

Lynn, what a story! So glad you made it home safely and weren't snowbound in NYC. Your son's apartment has a gorgeous view. I want an apartment in that building!
Happy New Year to you! ~ Sarah

Unknown said...

Fabulous views-imagine looking at that everyday. Those are the views everyone dreams about. Good thing you listened to your "little voice". Happy Pink New Years!

Arabella said...

Happy Pink New Year to you! What an amazing trip you had...love the view from your son's apartment and am so glad you guys made it home safe & sound. I'm keeping happy thoughts that you'll have your toes in warm sandy water again soon :O)

Warm regards,
Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea

Laura Quaglia (Fun With This and That) said...

Happy New Year hope you have a great new year.
Your trip home was like ours .the weather is so different now days.
Love New York..Laura Q

Ruth Cox aka abitosunshine said...

Oh, the weather was frightful for sure! I liked the foot in the sandy shore much more!

Happy New Year!

And, I want to invite you to join my newly created blog hop for business bloggers: SHOP HOP SATURDAY

dana said...

Hi Lynn! I read this on FB, but hadn't had a chance to REALLY read it til now. OMG....you guys were SOOOO lucky to get out of town just in time!! I am glad you had such a fun time before you had to leave, however. Wow! Your son sure has a mighty fine view from his apartment! That would be so awesome to look out that window every day!!

I love your PINK steering wheel. I think you will certainly get some nice exercise with that new gift!

I hope you have a wonderful New Year, Lynn, and a great Pink Sat!!! L, Dana

Sue McPeak said...

Hi Lynn....Happy Happy New Year! Oh Gal! You did just get outta NYC in time. We heard all about all the BigTimeSnow and all the Woes all the way down here in Texas while we were out catching 70 degree rays! Sorry, just a bit of rubbin' it in...LOL!

I like your new look...it looks alot like mine which I find to allow for much bigger photos! If you would like to remove the oversized border around your header, just change the color for borders to white...it's in the Advanced part of the design template. It will also remove the border around your photos.

You probably already knew all that, but just in case. I'm working on a couple of Non-resolution Resolutions! I'll get them out there...maybe tomorrow!

Thank you so much for being a Best Bloggin' Friend! I've loved you and your blog since the beginning! Looking forward to more in 2011....Sue

Unknown said...

Hello! I am hopping over her from Bev's Pink Saturday. You had quite the storm adventure. We live at the Jersey Shore and were one of those "avoiding the roads" like you mentioned. We were snowed in for 2 days here. Your son's apt. view is AMAZING.
Happy New Year!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Amazing trip Lynne! And amazing pics!
I loved hearing about your story and I am so glad you made it home safely!
Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness,
what a story!! You all were so fortunate to get home safely! Your son has the most amazing view I have ever seen! Gorgeous!!! New York is one of the places I am dying to see, someday!
I just found your blog through Bonjour Romance, and I love it! I will definitely be back.
Have a lovely New Year!

Karena said...

Lynn wanted to just say how brave you were in NYC, it is freezing here in KC no snow though!

Excited for us in 2011!

Happy New Years!

Art by Karena

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Hi Lynn,

I sorta took some time off during the holidays but I am back! I am glad to hear you made it home safe and sound! The view outside your son's apartment is to die for, wow!
I too will be going to the beach, maybe Florida in Febuary. I am definitely going to be at Myrtle Beach for Memorial Day weekend cause that's what I got hubby for Christmas. Care to join us????


Beverly said...

Okay, this time I am determined to leave you a comment. I've been here three different times, and each time I have been interrupted.

Wow! Your son's view is just awesome, and I am glad you had a great time.

Thank God you got away in time and had a safe trip home. What would we do without our great husbands?

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy New Year to you. I'll be watching for you with your pink steering wheel.

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for Grandparents and Caregivers said...

It has definitely been crazy weather this year, that's for sure. But thanks to the wild weather and my grandkids Nintendo Wii, I rediscovered one of the joys of my baby boomer family memories - playing Mario Brother games with my kids - only now I'm playing them with my grandkids, along with their Wii Sports tennis and bowling. And what fun it's been! AND what fun it is to find another Wii fan - complete with a pink steering wheel. TOO COOL! :) Happy (and belated) Pink Saturday!

Anonymous said...

So glad you made it out of there safely!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

Margaret Cloud said...

Those pictures of New York are very nice. Glad you made it home safe. Glad you had a nice visit with your family.

gpc said...

I am not a big city girl but if I could have your son's view I might change my mind! Fantastic!

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