Friday, April 29, 2011


My hubby and I returned late last night from a sweet little Spring get-a-way.  We enjoyed some fabulous R & R and truly had the most wonderful time while zig-zagging our way through a few South Western States!!!

Since we were away from home over Easter Sunday we attended church with an old college friend at a pretty little place in Flagstaff, Arizona.  The music was lovely and the service was beautiful.  My guy almost always wears a suit to church (or at least a dress jacket), but "Flag" is sooo laid-back that he felt much better in a pullover...

Aside from FINALLY visiting the Grand Canyon (I'll show pics of that next week) we goofed about while stopping over in Winslow, Arizona, too.  Winslow, of course, was made famous by the old Eagle's song "Take It Easy" which was written by Jackson Browne and Glen Frey. 
   Not too sure just WHAT I was expecting, but Winslow is nothing like I pictured it to be in my mind.  The Interstate (I-40) successfully detoured the Old Route 66 traveler and much of the town seems to have died away.  There were lots of closed businesses and empty store fronts...kinda sad!
The painted mural and the bronze statue were a sight to behold though...  The mural was painted by muralist, John Pugh, and the statue was designed by sculptor, Ron Adamson.  Stopping off in Winslow was well worth our time and it was fun acting light-hearted and silly!
 Even though my Mr. AGPMan and I had a wonderful time gallivanting around in the West, pulling back into the driveway of our La Chaumière de Briarwood made the two of us swoon with joy!  

(Truly 'Nothing Bettah'!!!)

I'm going to spend some time visiting around and hopscotching about to see what you've all been up to while I've been away.  If I can pull myself together I'll see you tomorrow for PINK SATURDAY!  I also have a fun new GIVEAWAY for you and that will finally begin this coming Monday!

Blessings and love to you all...golly I missed you!

Love to you~


Kathy said...

Looks like you had a lovely time - I have never been there - very nice - I have been to the Grand Canyon - can't wait to see your pictures!
Hope you have a blessed weekend,

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

I did not know you were going to Winslow.

You were not far from us... I am in Phoenix.

Theresa said...

We were on that same corner two years ago! I really enjoyed Winslow, Flagstaff, Phoenix and the Grand Canyon! One of the MOST fun trips ever!

Have a blessed day, welcome back! HUGS!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back!! I missed you! I am glad you and Steve had such a fun time on your trip and I love the sights in Arizona, too, but have never been to Winslow!! Liked the song, though!! I liked the photos of the statues from the song...I'll be looking forward to more pics from the trip next week....
Have a restful weekend....
Big hugs, Francy

NanaDiana said...

Hi Rebecca- I am so glad you had a good time on your trip! It is kind of sad that Flagstaff has fallen to vacant buildings and the road has bypassed it. I love that you were able to act silly and get some pictures! You look wonderful, by the way. Your WW really paid off and I am proud of you. We are at a medical conference and just getting ready to wrap it up! Headed home shortly! xxoo Diana

Rebecca Nelson said...

Miss NanaD... It's Winslow that has fallen prey to vacancies and not Flagstaff. Flag is wonderful and busy and full of activity. LOVED IT!

Thinking of travels home!


Linda said...

So glad you two kiddos made it home safely! There's no place like home! (:>)

Those are some cute pictures and it looked like you were having fun!

I loved the Royal Wedding today...did you watch it?

Kate is so beautiful!

I loved the simple beauty of her dress and veil. Didn't you?


Anonymous said...

Glad you and hubby had a great time! R&R is always refreshing and much needed these days. Good to have you back. I enjoy your blog!

Have a blessed day, Lisa B.

Screaming Sardine said...

So glad you had a great time. I used to live in AZ. It's a beautiful place. :)


KatyDidStitches said...

Welcome back, Rebecca!

I stood in that very same spot! It was in 1994...I had just met my hubbin-to-be...and we were on our first trip together, following old Route 66. I don't remember the mural, though. Do you know when it was painted?

You look fab, girl! Keep up the good work!


Mari said...



Julie Marie said...

Hello Rececca... aren't you just too too cute "standin' on the corner in Winslow, Arizona"...!!! Love that song too!... so glad you had a nice time, and are back home safely... also LOVE the old Route 66. Can't wait to see what treasures you brought back, including more photos!... xoxo Julie Marie

ShabbyESP said...

Hello Rebecca,
Welcome back home and I missed you!!
It looks as though you had a great time though and looking forward to your posts!!!
It is nice to go on vacation but it is nice to be back home too
Suzann ~xoxo~

Ricardo Miñana said...

Un placer pasar por tu blog, si te
gusta la poesía te invito al mio,
que tengas un feliz fin de semana.

Terra said...

Thanks for showing me Winslow; I love that song.

Dolores said...

You were definitely missed, but so happy to hear you all had a good vacation.... the pictures look like fun.
True, no place like home!
Welcome home!

Rita said...

And boy, did we miss you, but so glad that you and hubby had a wonderful time. It is so nice to get away and see new things and visit new places. Welcome home!

Karen said...

Eagles are my favorite! Should say "our" favorite - well...then, there is Boston, but the Eagles are first and foremost.
Saw them in concert 2 years ago and they were FABULOUS!
Winslow, AZ? Who knew?
Thanks for sharing! I gotta go there! you had waaaayyyy too much fun without me!
:) Hugs. Karen

Miss Rhea said...

How FUN !!! I went there once ( being an ex-Arizona Girl :) ) It is cool, but small like most of the towns in the west. There just isn't enough commerce to keep the towns going in all of that heat. I am SO glad you were Blessed with some precious time away with your sweet man. You BOTH deserve every Blessing life offers :) Missed you !!! Hugs :) :)

Anonymous said...

Flagstaff is such a great place to visit! Looks like you had an amazing time- so glad!

bee blessed

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Glad you two had such a fun mini-cation! Getting back home is always best!!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Well, for goodness sakes! You come to AZ while I am gone? BTW, I have the same dress...exactly!
I hope you enjoyed your time away. Next time you come to AZ you need to go to Payson. You would love it there!!

Ginger said...

Looks like you had a great time. I knew you were going on a trip but didn't know where. You and hubby and looking so slim and trim, you GO girl!!
Happy PS

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Welcome back. Oh the Grand Canyon. That must have been a sight. We are going to visit Texas at the end of Sept and haven't decided if we are going fly or drive. If we drive we will be going to the Grand Canyon. I have never been. Yikes. I checked out the airfares for SW. Holy Moley. I cannot believe how much they have gone up!

Can't wait to see come more pics.
Hugs, Sue

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Lovely to have you back! Lookin' good girl and working those jeans, yeah!!! Maureen

Lounging with a Latte said...

It's fun discovering new destinations. Looks like you had fun even though lots of shops had closed!

Mariette said...

Dearest Rebecca,

Welcome back home. You beat me for having been to the Grand Canyon. When we were a couple of times at a conference in Scottsdale, AZ we had an opportunity to fly over the Grand Canyon but we couldn't afford it than when we paid for the Royal Academy of our adopted daughter. Not a single penny tax deduction for the high tuition as it was out of the country. But we've made it!
Please do have a look at Pieter's work (1st big job since his open heart surgery) on the blogs about our Bedroom; Going Green for our bedroom and Our Green Bedroom on April 26 and 27. On the 29th he had his birthday so I am also behind in commenting...
Lots of love,


Passionate for White said...

....such a fine sight to see...

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