Friday, June 26, 2009
Farah Fawcett lost her her long and courageous battle with cancer. Her beauty was more than skin deep and her love throughout the years touched each and everyone of us somehow.
And sadly in the same day, a few hours later, we were hit with the untimely death of Michael Jackson. For whatever some people thought Michael may or may not have been, one thing is for sure. The man was truly a Musical Legend and Musical Genius that inspired countless numbers of others.
One of my all time favorties from Michael Jackson was "Man in the Mirror". What a powerful song that was and today still is and it could probably teach us all a lesson or two, if we stopped to think about it for a minute...
To both Farrah and Michael I say R.I.P and God's speed!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
Well, not exactly the weekend, but I did make a day out of it!
What a beautiful day it was. The sun was out, it wasn't too hot and there was a nice breeze blowing. Headed down there with my friend Bern early in the morning and what a day we had! Although a lot of the shops there are EXPENSIVE we did manage to find a couple that were reasonable for our frugal budgets. We picked up some cheap nick-knacks, a couple of cheap silver rings ($16 for sterling silver is cheap to me) and some T-Shirts which were 3 for $10.
We had lunch at some hamburger joint and I have to be honest, it was terrible! $12.50 for a "processed" burger, a handful of fries, about 2 teaspoons of coleslaw and a soda! Well, we just made note not to ever go there again! Next time we would much rather go to the Blue Pig in Colonial Hall. For about the same price we could have had crab cakes.
After lunch and browsing around the stores we took a walk around to see all the beautiful B&B's. They are anything but cheap. Honestly I don't know how they think they will do any business in this type of economy when they are charging prices like that. A couple of rental homes wanted $4,000 for 1 week and $1,600 for a weekend! I wish them luck in this economy but I think they are going to have a hard time with a lot of people now taking STAYcations.
This one below is one of my personal favourites...
and I wouldn't mind this one either....
Now below is a photo of a similar styled print that we saw in one of the Galleries down there. They wanted $249!! Since I'm frugal and I just loved the print in the Gallery, I'll just order this one in Black & White (or maybe in color) that I took myself from Snapfish, then I'll mat it, frame it myself and it will be a whole lot cheaper for the exact same styled picture.
$249?!! They're kidding right???? Well, I guess they'll find some poor soul who will pay that kind of money, but it certainly won't be me.
Oh, and I almost forgot to mention the Horse Drawn Carriage rides. Would have loved to have gone on one but at $40 for a 30 minute ride, so sorry but I just can't justify that. Especially in this economy. Just figure out how many hours you would have to work to pay for that 30 minute ride. So, I just took some pics of them instead as they drove by...