Friday, March 06, 2009

Take Me to the River

I decided to drive down to Riverside yesterday and here I am. While this is actually Mobile Bay (I haven't taken any of the river yet), the river is just as beautiful, if not more so.

On my way down, I decide to stop off in Birmingham, AL for the first time. I had an aching to see the Penzey's Spice store in person and I wasn't disappointed.

It was well worth the searching all around Birmingham for it.

I made another stop which was definitely not worth it. I read about Pepper Place which is where Dr. Pepper used to be bottled. There were a lot of shops, but nothing really special that I could find.

I did like the sound of biscuits though. Of course. But, I didn't get any.

Today I did my walkabout town and the flower boxes are in full bloom. I love the different seasons here.

Looks like it was a good Mardi Gras here. Ya think?

Tonight, our neighbors gave me some freshly picked lettuce out of her garden. I sat down to eat it and I noticed this little guy. Do you think he jumped off the lettuce? Gee, I hope I didn't eat his little brother or sister. EW! He was the dickens to catch, but I finally did and put him outside. These little guys are just too cute. This was the youngest tree frog I had ever seen. He was smaller than my pinky nail! (You can barely see a penny in the upper-left side of the photo!)

The weather is gorgeous. I only wish every one else was here with me.


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Looks like you had a great day, Rosa. Sounds like a good trip to the bay--with a neat stop in Birmingham.

Have fun down there where it's much warmer than TN... (I will say that it is warmer here today--and will be even warmer over the weekend. Yeah!!!)

Have a great trip. We leave Sunday for a week in Arkansas.


Snap said...

Penzey's Spices and a tree frog ... sounds like heaven to me! Did you get any new spices?

Have fun!

Beth said...

Awh,,glad you got to go down to Riverside. I bet it is nice down there. Please remember your poor old friend here in Tennessee.
Hope to get to see you one day soon. Have a fun time.

John Ivey said...

Good to see you are getting some R&R, much-deserved I'm sure.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That spice store sure looks insteresting. Nice flower boxes and cutr green frog!

Cheers and have a good time at Riverside,


robin-bird said...

i love little frogs and lizards. i used to have one as a pet (a chameleon) on every summer vacation to florida we took when i was a child. heading to you haven at riverside lucky you!

Jeanie said...

How fun to do a field trip to a special place! I'd go nutty in a spice store -- Love 'em!

Have a fabulous time!

Queenly Things said...

Wash me in the water!!!



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