Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Today finds me just bursting with excitement!  I am flying to Cali to visit my daughter Ashleigh.  I posted about her job with Google and her move to Cali here.

Ashleigh has rented a cute two bedroom house and is having a house warming and wanted to invite me!  I am so happy for her and can't wait to visit.

We will be taking some trips in Northern California to wine country, the beach and hopefully San Francisco!  I of course will have my camera and my laptop and will blog as much as I can!  If anyone knows of some great thrift shops in the Santa Clara area please let me know!!
In preparation for this trip I had to find a new piece of luggage.  Not only do the airlines charge you for everything you check but Ashleigh has this adorable little 2-seater sports car with a teeny tiny trunk.  So with some measurements in hand I went shopping. This is what I found!
It is a 26" rolling duffel bag
I looked at many stores and the prices were crazy or the quality was poor
 This has the telescoping handle that locks in place and is so easy to move around.  It's Red and Black (Georgia Bulldogs colors) so that makes it fun
 Here it is partially packed.  Yes it is made by Nautica and the list price was $260 which only a crazy person would pay.  I found mine at Ross for $45!
Not bad since the cheap-o one's at Target were $30. 
I'm really happy with my purchase. 
So I better go finish packing and head to the Atlanta airport.  This is my first time flying since the new 'screening' went into effect so I'll let you know how my 'groping' goes...not looking forward to this part.  With the time change I will be having some jet lag but I'm sure I will post soon!

I'm joining Rednesday at 
It's A Very Cherry World

Oh and one last Tiger photo...I will miss him so much!
He turned 5 months old on Sept 7th

Hugs to all,



Barbara F. said...

Have a great trip and enjoy every moment with your daughter! Can't wait to hear all about it and see all the photos! xo,

Michele Smith said...

Have a great trip! That is a great deal on the luggage. Enjoy time with your daughter.


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh have fun. Great new suitcase. Hugs, Marty

LV said...

That is a neat red travel bag. However, the prize goes to the cute little fellow.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Have a great trip Linda, can't wait to hear about it! Lovin' those PJs:@)

Gina said...

Have a safe & wonderful trip Linda!

Diane Mars said...

Have fun our weather is great!

Ames said...

We always travel with a carry on and if there are things we want to bring home we either mail them or buy another cheapo suit case and pay to check the bag. Sometimes it works out cheaper than mailing things home.
A couple of years ago my sister and I went to San Francisco to follow in our mothers foot steps when she was a young girl. We had a blast. We went across the Golden gate bridge , did lunch in Sausilito, saw Muir woods, ate on the warf/pier, took in the Ghirardelli square, and street markets, rode the cable car all over town, saw Toni Bennet's heart, went to Chinatown, and the Japanese Tea Garden (that's a must see), then we went down to San Jose and toured the Winchester Mystery House. A fun time. There is so much to do and see. You will have a great time! We just didn't have enough time to got to Alcatraz. See you when you get back. Take lots of pics.
Tiger sure is growing fast!~Ames

Mary said...

Have a great trip, I loved San Francisco when I was there years ago - can't wait to see your pics!

Mary @ Redo 101

Cheri said...

I can understand "why" you would miss that little guy...he is adorable. You have a wonderful and safe trip to your daughters. Will be checking your posts for all your fun.

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

Five months already? That sure went fast! What a cutie pie!!! Have a great trip and wonderful time with your daughter! Looking forward to reading about your adventure.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Bon voyage! NorCal is a great place to visit. You'll love it!


I’ve nothing to give but my heart and head;
No colors have I but yellow and red.

Please take what I give as tokens of peace:
And with these small gifts may your joy increase!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Red Temple Altar

Chatty Crone said...

I am going to miss you, but I know you will stay in touch. Hope you had one heck of a fabulous time! And little Tiger is a tiger!

Love, sandie

Cheryl said...

Have a great trip, Linda. Hope you'll post some photos when you get back.

Vonlipi said...

Have fun and be safe! I can't wait to see all the beautiful pictures!

Happy thrifting :)

Diann said...

I know you are going to have lots of fun! Are you smuggling Tiger with you? LOL That bag is perfect!

Pondside said...

Have a great time, Linda! It will be wonderful, I know. If you just keep going, north from San Francisco you'll eventually run out of the USA and hit water. Just call me when you get on the ferry and I'll come and get you!

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

Oh how exciting! Have a wonderful time with your daughter, it's so great that you get to share this with her, she must be thrilled to death too!
Your little Tiger is getting so big, what a cutie he is.

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Have a safe trip and a great visit!!

Suzanne said...

Safe travels, my sweet friend! And someday will you help me cope with children moving across country to follow their dreams? I say I want this but I know it must be tough. You're such a great mom..even Tiger is saying "Hey...come back here!"
Have lots of fun and special times with Ashleigh!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Have a fabulous time in California with your daughter! I am looking forward to seeing the pictures from your trip. Tiger is getting so big! Such a cutie!

~ Tracy

De tout, de rien said...

Have a fabulous time! We were in San Fran a few years ago, it's an amazing place! If you do go to Alcatraz, take the night time tour, it's eerier!

Love the little one's pic, he is in full Tiger mode! He even looks like he's roaring!

C'est moi Claudette said...

COOL COOL COOL AND DOUBLE COOL seeing little TIger so happy.
HAVE fun, shop, drink fancy wines and be with your daughter? What more can a mom ask for?
Safe travels Linda

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Have a safe trip....Can't wait to hear ALL the the thrifty details and fun times you'll have with Ashleigh!!!

Curtains In My Tree said...

Have lots of fun and enjoy your trip

i need a new travel bag also fill it full of treasures to show us all when ya get back

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Linda, This sounds like such a fun trip. Have a great time with your daughter.

Catherine said...

Travel safe - I hope your flight goes well and that you don't get frisked too much! I look forward to lots of photos!
xo Catherine

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Linda, know you'll have the best time ever! Happy hugging that little one!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I know you're having a ball! Love your new bag! What a great idea! Enjoy this special time! ♥

mrs. c said...

Have a great trip! We went several years ago on a California trip and it was a blast! Be sure to hit Big Sur and Carmel. Amazing views and scenery. I love Ross as well, great place to find great buys, I always get my bras there, great deals for not much money.

SavannahGranny said...

I looooove Tiger!!! Have fun on your trip. As for the groping, give them thirty minutes to stop. LOL,Hugs, Ginger