BED & BREAKFAST
I truly missed being home over the past ten days or so but it was so good to get away for a little personal time. Although it was hard to break free from my business and my connection with you via this little bloggie of mine, I realize more than ever that even the things we love can sometimes press in hard on our lives and wear us down. While away I cleared my head of some lingering fog and was able to quiet down my restless spirit as well. Spent many, many lovely hours with the keeper of my heart while focusing solely on the three things most important to me in my life. My love for God, love for family and friends and the gratefulness for a life blessed by the Most High. My cup is full and overflowing.
BUILT IN 1915
I'm excited to share with you a little of what I breathed in while driving through and visiting four states east of Oklahoma...
The two photos you see above were taken of the B&B my Mr. AGPMan and I stayed in while visiting Northern Alabama. He planned a two day visit to this lovely vintage home nestled in the heart of a beautiful aging town a few miles south of the Tennessee border. We were the only guests at the time and we enjoyed our stay. We rested well and slept in late! We dined on great food and even watched a football game from beginning to end without interruption (a treat for my guy). No phone. No knocks. No nothing. Just peace and quiet.
ELEGANT and BEAUTIFUL
(This home is both old and new)
We walked along the streets of Florence, Alabama, a pretty town named for Florence, Italy. The stately turn-of-the-century homes were breathtaking and what I wouldn't have given for a chance to peak inside just one!
We also drove to the town of Tuscumbia and walked her streets as well. The homes there were just as lovely as the ones we saw in Florence. Especially one. But...I'll be sharing about that one tomorrow.
USA FLAGS ARE EVERYWHERE
LOVE THE FENCE
HOME TURNED INTO A BUSINESS
LOVE THIS FENCE, TOO!
Before I scoot for the day I'll leave you with a picture taken of me standing outside the gate of the childhood home of Helen Keller. It was built back in 1820 and seeing it in person fulfilled a lifelong dream I've carried in my heart for nearly 40 years...
OUTSIDE GATE of IVY GREEN
Helen Keller's Childhood Home
Tomorrow I'll be sharing with you pictures of our visit to IVY GREEN and something I found interesting along the way...
Blessings to each of you today. I missed you more than I can say~
Love to you...