Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Saturday Photo Hunt:


Today's word is Crimson: deep red
This is our 
CRIMSON ROOM

We have a Crimson room 'cause you know Mom is a lover of all things red
and what Mom wants Mom gets

To find the list of photo hunt words click here

Friday, October 2, 2015

Flight Friday



THE PEEPS VISITED THE WRIGHT BROTHERS
MEMORIAL IN KITTY HAWK, NC
THE ENTIRE WORLD OWES A GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO ORVILLE AND WILBUR's Dream TO FLY LIKE BIRDS
BEFORE THE WORLD KNEW THEM THEY OWNED 
WRIGHT BICYCLE COMPANY IN DAYTON, OHIO IN 1892

THEY HAD LOFTIER GOALS.  THEIR MECHANICAL EXPERTISE AND
INTEREST IN AERONAUTICS.
THE REASON THE CHOSE KITTY HAWK WAS IT'S REMOTENESS WHERE THEY COULD WORK UNDISTURBED.  THE WIND AND SAND DUNES WERE EXACTLY WHAT THEY NEEDED.  HERE ARE SOME OF THE PHOTOS MOM TOOK FROM THE
MEMORIAL. On this remote beach in 1903 Orville broke our human bond with earth
1st flight was 12 seconds flew 120 feet
2nd flight was 12 seconds flew 175 feet
3rd flight was 15 seconds flew 200 feet
4th flight was 59 seconds flew 852 feet


The memorial below was built very close to the actual
location they use to launch the first gliders
to get to the memorial you have to walk up this long sidewalk
then circle around the mound to reach the memorial
Mom and Dad for sure got in their 10,000 steps a day on this day.







CLICK HERE TO GET TO AN INTERESTING LINK
10 THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT THE WRIGHT BROTHERS

Speaking of flights...my feets are sore from all the 
dancing at Dory's.  Great party girl friend!!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

HAPPY SADIE HAWKINS DAY



Dory is  hosting a great big fun 
Sadie Hawkins Day Dance.
by clicking here you can two step over to Dory's

Ziggy and Angel Sasha have their food
truck set up and ready too.  Click here if you are hungry.  Heart shaped pizzas are yummy
Ruby aka Murphy's Cherry bomb, has her 
Margarita truck there too

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tuesday Tale: Did you know...


And...the rest of the story is there were more
bags she didn't show..because they are same brand or flavor.  Her excuse is the grocery store has been having BOGO (buy one get one free) on coffee.
Remember don't put coffee beans in your nose or ears!
The End

Monday, September 28, 2015

Music Appreciation 101


PLEASE TURN UP YOUR VOLUME
WE HOPE THIS WORKS...MOM'S OTHER ATTEMPTS HAVE FAILED MISERABLY!!
MOL MOL MOLFYI I WAS MUCH MORE INTERESTED IN THE MUSIC IN THE FIRST 
ATTEMPT.

video


I like music just as much as the next kitty....
BUT NOT DURING NAP TIME...

Sunday, September 27, 2015

For our British friends...

Sunset over the  OUTER BANKS


 TODAY I'D LIKE TO SHARE SOME PHOTOGRAPHS 
I TOOK AT THE BRITISH CEMETERY IN MEMORY OF
THE CREW OF THE HMT BEDFORDSHIRE, WWII
ON OCRACOKE ISLAND
IT WAS A VERY TOUCHING EXPERIENCE BY ALL 
ON THE TOUR
This cemetery has been maintained for all these years by the crew of Coast Guard Station on Ocracoke please
click here to read about this cemetery 
The crosses below were placed in remembrance
by the N. C. Coast Guard
Of the 4 British soldiers buried here only Lt. Cunningham  and Stanley Craig, telegraphist were identified
The other two are unknown and The remainder of the Bedfordshire crew was lost at sea



The headstones below were placed in remembrance by the
British Government

To this day the cemetery continues to receive visitors from all over. We were astonished to see all the money they leave.   The coast guard puts it money back into the care of the cemetery.
There was a British lady on our tour...she did not know about this cemetery. She was brought to tears by the kindness and beauty of the area.  Note the gold British coin.