away for the weekend: five on friday - vacation randomness

Friday, August 2, 2013

five on friday - vacation randomness

So - this week it was back to work, again -
and while I'm slow to get back into the swing of things,
it only took one commute into the city to pretty much wipe out a week of r & r...
Ahhhh well - it is what it is...

My backlog of photos is starting to stress me out, 
so for this week's five, I am sharing random images from my random week.


Greg and Chicago-daughter - taking a short pause during a hike.


We met up with these Appalachian Trail thru hikers at the top of Bromley mountain.
They were high as a kite, but I do admire their moxie.


Massachusetts lighthouse in my mom's seaside town.


I'm calling this awkward cutie "Woodrina"
Okay - yeah, I welcome suggestions...


Jamaica, Vermont Old Home Day celebration.

So that was my week in a nutshell.
I hope you're enjoying a little summer down-time, as well.
Have a great weekend!


45 comments:

  1. Nice mixture of random photos. Keep on clicking.

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  2. Your Home Day celebration reminds me of my hometown's Old Soldier's Day, which is this coming weekend but we are too far away to attend. As a kid, I love to watch the bands, clowns, and beauty pageant contestants.

    Hope you have a relaxing weekend.

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  3. These are super, I think your little Woodrina looks like Zorro-the moxie hikers photos is too funny- beautiful area around you, and I have always wanted to see Massachusetts (as difficult to spell as it is to say)-

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  4. Love the lighthouse and also the woodpecker! Is that a pileated woodpecker??

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  5. Your pictures, once again, made me smile - especially Woodrina:)

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  6. i love the lighthouse. they always steal my heart. the woodpecker is so pretty. vacations go so quickly. i hope you will get a moment to relax over the weekend. big big hugs. ( :

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  7. Oh I think your week was incredible I love every photo and I am sure there are more:)
    Too bad back to work but you have incredible memories to get you through:) B

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  8. Great photos. Hooray for some down time.

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  9. That lighthouse is gorgeous! Enjoy your weekend, Karen!

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  10. I think some randomness implies your not in a rut. That's good but then so is "down time." Unless it due to crashing and burning on your bike like I did recently....

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  11. Karen,
    Glad you enjoyed your vacation.

    Love the lighthouse picture!

    Ranch Wife Robyn

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  12. You had a wonderful week. Love the lighthouse shot. Something about lighthouses being romantic! The Home Day celebration looks life fun. All your photos told a story. Lovely!

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  13. Sure looks like you had a great time away. A change of pace and time with our family is always refreshing....

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  14. I would definitely have to be high as a kite to think I could even begin to hike the Appalachian Trail. LOL

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  15. Wow! What beautiful photos! Looks and sounds like you had a great week. Going back to work is always difficult, i think!

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  16. woodrina is a cute little hairy woodpecker! :) the puppet? is interesting.

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  17. Looks like you have been having fun - pretty scenery on the hike :-)

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  18. Love your random shots! I had to laugh at the hikers you met - too funny!

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  19. Love your photos! I think thru hiking would be so fun! Maybe one day. :)

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  20. Fun! Why is it it takes nothing to stress us back out? It's good to have that escape!

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  21. Looks like a grand 'random week' and I love your header!

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  22. I'm laughing about your encounter with the high flying hikers...you have to wonder about folks sometimes... glad you had a fun getaway!

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  23. Looks like you had a fun, full week! Great shots, especially Woodrina, which I like, and the lighthouse!

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  24. Great photos. I love the parade - heartwarming!

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  25. Loved the photos and your hikers were probably here shopping at my kroger for munchies not too long ago! They all stop at kroger which is right off the trail!

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  26. Fabulous Random 5 photos! Sorry your vacation is over! :-( Back to school, right?

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  27. It looks like you had a wonderful week, especially with Chicago daughter at home...love that bird shot..don't ya wonder about the high hikers...aren't they afraid of a misstep??

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  28. Wonderful week! The hikers are funny! My favorite shot is the lighthouse. I always love lighthouses. Hope your re-entry into the real world is going OK!

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  29. Love the weekend photos Karen. I'm really sorry but Woodrina is just about the most perfect name for that little cutie, and, besides, once you name something it sticks, doesn't it? That's why I suspect I would never name farm animals for food. Scratch that, I would name them and become vegetarian...lol! I was showing Robert your post and that photo of that beautiful iconic East Coast lighthouse. We're in England at the moment and he's never been to the East Coast of America and so I've mentally decided we have to go see it together. :) Soon.

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  30. I love that lighthouse! Does it have a copper top?

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  31. What a fun week! But, back to reality. I hate that for you.

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  32. The moxie hikers look like a fun group. Just sayin. :)

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  33. Lovely random shot… loved the mid three! The hiking seems breathtaking. Hope you had great time with family :)

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  34. Ha! Love the shot of the hikers. :)
    And that lighthouse - gorgeous!

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  35. Great weekend Karen. That hiking looks beautiful.

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  36. Sorry I'm just reading this now. I've gotten behind. Great photos! I would love to have the moxie to attempt the Appalachian Trail, but alas, I have never even been camping! LOL It wouldn't be a good match, probably. Love the shot of the bird--very striking with the flowers.

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  37. Been catching up on photos of your vacation and down time, bummer having to return to work after such fun times. We have been to several of the places you posted about. the Gorge was simply amazing.

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  38. It's a hairy woodpecker, because of the longer snout ;)

    They look just like the downy but the downys snout is shorter!!

    Work does get in the way of having fun, doesn't it!!

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  39. I know exactly what you mean about pictures bogging you down. My husband says "This is stress you create for yourself." True. Point taken.

    You always have the most beautiful shots and I love reading your words.

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  40. These are great, and I love the bird!

    Your picture reminded me that I cried when the old veterans showed up at the parade on Memorial Day. After the parade they were being helped off of their float and into the truck that would take them back to the nursing home.

    Old age is making me so soft!!

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  41. lovely random shots these are, and yes it is shocking to go back to work . It definitely can quickly erase a week of relaxation.

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  42. Karen. I enjoy your photos and descriptions so much. If we were next to each other, you'd hear all my comments on every single one, and I just know we'd laugh at some and be serious about some, and you know, all that. I have a dialogue going on in my head with you! I just love your blog and how you see things. Thanks so much for sharing it all.

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