Saturday, December 19, 2009

Out and about

So there we were,

Little Companion and I.

Her mommy had to work late.

Visitors are coming next week.

We could cook.

We could clean.

OR...

We could go see what the locals were doing down at the mall the weekend before Christmas.

Oh ya, we chose option #3 and off we went.

(A little traveling music here.)

Now I headed for Macy's thinking that the weekend before Christmas Macy's would have Santa, right, well, no Virgina (Miracle on 34th Street, not directed to you Grandma, love you!) there was no Santy there.

So out into the mall hustle and bustle we went. Never did run into the jolly old elf, although we did only go about halfway through the mall, but we did run into....





A carousel. HOW FUN IS THAT!!!!




Little Companion was ready to accept she could not ride it, but I said well, let's check it out.




Two bucks later and about a 5 minute wait we were in carousel dream world!




It's moments like this that you just love this child's animation and zest for life.




Not necessarily the moments when she makes you climb to the TOP of the carousel, HA!




Remembering the past fondly, looking forward to a bright tomorrow and loving LIVING IN THE MOMENT!

8 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Valerie, is that the carousel in Brandon Mall?? I was out that way today. We looked at a house on the north side, and then I hopped over to Kohl's. The traffic was horrible, so I had to come home :-( Looks like your little sweetie is having a wonderful time ;-)

Merry Christmas!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Jocelyn,
Yes it is in the Brandon Mall, isn't it great? Traffic was awful last night too although we did get a really good parking space. We had a lot of fun!
Valerie

Shelia said...

Hi Valerie! Sounds like so much fun and how is Little Companion! To be lost in fun! You know I love it!
Merry Christmas and be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Piney Rose said...

w0w! What a carousel! Never seen one where you had to climb steps.
Sounds like you had a great time.

Duchess of Tea said...

My darling I wish you and yours all the joy, love, hope, blessings, peace, laughter, miracles, good health and boundless wealth during this holiday season and always.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

Miss Janice said...

Listen to you...hanging out with your little one at the Brandon Mall--how sweet you looks! Merry Christmas to you and your entire family!

Patti Cakes said...

Merry Christmas Valerie!!! Hugs

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Valerie, I hope you had a very Merry Christmas. Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you.My life seems to be going in many directions right now and I don't have the time to blog like I used to.
I love carousels and like to ride them too.I have never seen a double decker one ! How cool !