Sunday, July 24, 2011

Trusting Garmin...

How did we get anywhere before technology?
With advice from MapQuest and our Garmin on hand,
I still relied on my old fashioned Rand McNally to find my way across Minnesota to visit Amy.
After 7 hours and 15 minutes of beautiful trees, corn fields and road construction,
I reached my destination.
Amy and Bella were trying to stay cool, as the air conditioning was not working properly.
It was a beautiful evening to walk downtown to the
We enjoyed browsing the hundreds of arts and vendors.
Our favorite was the booth by JavaCycle...
check out their website to see their fabulous burlap pillows and market bags.
Refreshing beverages...
Yummy shrimp kabobs...
Live music...

Spending time with Amy...
...priceless.

Take care,
~Natalie

11 comments:

Susanne said...

I'll be in the beautiful mid-west next month, and in Rochester on a Thursday! Will have to check this out. But those high temps better be over with by then, I'm getting out of TX and I want some NICE weather!
Susanne.

Baggaraggs: said...

Natalie,

I hope you had a lovely trip. I do not have a Garmin, and rely on my Husband and the state maps of places we go...or of course mapquest. Boy, I do love a road trip. Hope yours was fun. Hugs, Robin

dee begg said...

Nat,

We don't have a Garmin either but I did buy the son one. After he gave me directions like, you go down the road Walmart is on, make a left at the light and go 2 lights and make a right, without knowing what the roads were called, I figured he would be lost in a heartbeat! He uses it all the time when he's out driving. I tell him his dad and I had to rely on actual road maps that we had to read ourselves when we would go to unknown locations!

Glad you had a good time with Amy.

D

Nancy said...

The whole trip sounds really fun, but you hit the nail on the head when you said spending time with your girl is priceless. It's just the best spending time with family!

Nancy

Oklahoma Granny said...

We have a Garmin but recently purchased a Tom Tom because it cost about the same amount as it would have to update the maps on our old Garmin AND the Tom Tom has lifetime free map updates.

Enjoy the time with your precious daughter and when it's time to return home, drive safely.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

It sounds like you are having fun.
I would have to agree spending time with our children is priceless!
I get tired of Jill saying she is recalulating!!! Enjoy!
Prim Blessings
Robin

M said...

You're such a good mom!

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

I just got husband one of those for Father's Day. Sounds like you are having lots of fun!

Busy Bee Suz said...

How wonderful to spend time with your girl!!!
Nope, I don't know HOW we managed before technology at all.
The festival looks great!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Oh yes, where were we before tech-NO came about? Nothing beats knowing how to read a map or having to memorize a phone number by heart.....the good old fashioned ways that young folks these days don't often grasp.

Looks like such a fun trip!!!

xxoo
Becky

Firecracker Kid said...

Oh, poor kitty so hot. Oooh, I love the burlap accessories for the home.
xoxo~Carol