Off to meet Blondie! Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

How's this for a view!!
This was what I got to wake up to last December when we were in Galena, Illinois meeting Janie and Al.
If you would like to read about that trip just click here.
Well I've been thinking about our lack of snow this year and how my pictures won't be as pretty!
You see this weekend we're meeting Jane (aka)  Blondie's Journal and  her hubby Al in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
Another picture- postcard pretty little town!

Well ha ha ha ha!
I guess the joke's on me!
The weatherman is predicting a major winter storm will be moving into our area late on Friday into Saturday.
3-8 " or more!
Oh and by the way, this is my road after a storm last year.
And yes I have to drive up this baby every single day!
It's gorgeous!  But I have slid back-wards on more than one occasion.
It's a bit scary but you tend to get used to it around here.
Lucky for me the traffic is pretty light.

Another view of our road after a snowfall last winter.
Well I told Jane and my hubby that we would make it to Lake Geneva even if there's a blizzard going on.
I was kind of kidding but now not so much.
I'll keep you updated!
I'm off to work and then I need to pack cause.....
I'm going to Lake Geneva in a blizzard!!


  1. Boy does that road bring back memories. I should get those photos out of our lane on the farm and post them sometime.

    When the kids were young and their dad and I were still married, we lived in a home high atop a hill. In fact the second highest hill in the county. One Christmas I baked all sorts of bread to take to g'ma's house. We left early in the morning after a big overnight snow. We backed to the back of the garage and took a run down the hill and made it! That's when I discovered the big box of bread was sitting on the kitchen table! No way was that car going back up the hill..so I trudged back up, got the bread and we were on our way to g'ma's. That hill was so infamous, for many years the school superintendent called us to see how the hill was, before he decided on school closing.;-) Almost 40 years later, the kids' dad still lives in that house atop that hill.

    Have fun in WI, this weekend! We never have got over to Galena IL. We really need to make the effort. It isn't that far from home!

  2. Cindy:

    Thanks so much for your visit and kind comments.

    Such glorious photos. Was that first photo of a private home in Galena, Illinois? It looks so idyllic, almost not real. I actually thought it looked like you were in Europe.

    Can't wait to see the photos from this year's travels. Perhaps you could share them on Seasonal Sundays?

    - The Tablescaper

  3. HAve a wonderful weekend in Wisconsin!!
    LAst summer I wanted to visit Galena...but we were in Chicago and decided to go to Maine!!!...Next time I will go there.... have a great day...hugs, Flavia

  4. Oh- I so love Galena...but haven't been in many years. I love the drive to your house...but would enjoy it more in summer, I think. How nice that you are going to meet Blondie. What fun you will have! Hugs-Diana

  5. Have a wonderful safe enjoyable time!!~ Those roads are wicked!

  6. IF you all make it thru the snow for the weekend, say Hello to Jane for me -- and make sure you don't forget the adult beverages to keep you warm!

    And be SAFE.
    Brrr... that snow looks COLD.


  7. Cindy,
    Have a great time and be safe. We will all be waiting for the pics of you two!!!

  8. WOW, does that look awesome, I hope you have a safe trip and back home. If you think of it, send some snow this way. We would love to see a white Christmas.

  9. Cindy, what gorgeous photos. I know I'm not ready for any major snow... how fun you're going to meet Blondie.. it's the best feeling ever to meet a fellow blogger... looking forward to hearing all about it.. safe trip.
    hugs ~lynne~

  10. Cindy..you have a great visit..and please take no chances..I know you are use to driving in it..here in Texas...it would be hundreds of wrecks these people don't really know how to drive on it..!

    Now when you get your big snowfall at home..please go make me a snow angel and take a picture!!

    It will be from a Cindy..so It can be mine too..lol

    Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  11. Are we really supposed to get all that snow? What an adventure this will be!! I have to dust off my boots! And I am hoping we see reindeer this year!

    Looking forward to seeing you and Dan!!


  12. How fun! You are going places on my wish list...we just never get around to doing it all. Of course this year has been back to back to back Florida trips and little else.

    What a duo for a weekend away...two of my favorite blog friends. How fun! As for traveling in a blizzard...I'm such a chicken I would be worrying already!

  13. We're down here in IN keeping our grans at the moment - - - I'm gonna have to keep checking in HERE to see what we might have in the snow department when we return sometime Tuesday!

  14. Be careful what ya wish for girl. It looks like ya got your winter wonderland right there at your back door!!! It is post card picture pretty by ya can hang on to it!!!

    Ya'll know that I'm not a fan of the white stuff!!!

    God bless ya and have a blast on your trip sweetie!!! Stay safe!

  15. Wow, Cindy, what absolutely beautiful photos!!! We have nothing like that here where I live in Australia though the eastern states are being battered with rain and storms at the moment while here in Western Australia it is just dry and dusty!!

  16. We have a little snow here about every 10 years! It's beautiful but I don't think I'd like to live in it. Hope you have a wonderful but safe trip!

  17. That is all so gorgeous...I think you should have a team of good horses and a sleigh! ;D

  18. Wow! How fun to meet up with friends...We even had snow like that in Texas last year! Lezlee

  19. Hi Girlfriend...

    Just wanted to come by to wish you a fun, safe, and fabulous trip to Lake Geneva! Ohhh...what fun you girls will have...sure wished that I were there! Now...you girls behave (don't do anything I wouldn't do...wink! Hehe!) Ya'll have a safe trip, sweet friend...sending lots of love and prayers your way! Can't wait to hear all about it!!! Tell Jane I said hello!!!

    Love ya,

  20. It is a pretty sight but can be treacheous. Be safe and have a fun time!

  21. Hi Cindy! Wow, look at that snow! Have a great and safe visit and hug Blondie's neck for me!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  22. You guys have tons of fun! I love your country road. Snow or not.

  23. I love your beautiful snow photos Cindy! I hope you get to go see Jane. Tell her "hi" for all of us :-)

  24. call me crazy but i love the snow,lol, and those pictures are gorgeous, i hope we get some snow too,lol..
    thank you for stopping by my blog and your comment..have a wonderful weekend and be safe..

  25. Beautiful pictures, Cindy! I know you and Janie will have lots of fun! Drive carefully!....Christine

  26. Your pictures reminded me of when I was young. The roads would close around here if it snowed and we would all get out and walk, sled, and slid on the road. They would be closed for days. Thanks for sharing.

    Be careful if you do go.

  27. Hi Cindy,
    A blogging friend gave me your blog address, she thought that I might like your blog. My husband and I along with our youngest just moved to Southwest Wisconsin this past summer. Your pictures are beautiful. I hope you had a safe trip to Lake Geneva.

  28. I would love to have it be snowing here in North Texas now, but so far, only cold. That is a lovely picture of last year's snowfall. Wow!

  29. well you are much braver than I am. When we have snow I hunker down in my house and get the things done I have been putting off. cleaning reading hooking. Have a safe trip.
    thank you for taking my tour.

  30. Your snowy roads are beautiful, even if they make driving a little difficult. I do hope you made it to see Blondi!

  31. Oh such pretty photos but, I wouldn't want to deal with the snow. LOVE to look at it but, not drive in it!!!!

    I saw Jane's post & it looks like you guys had a great time!!!! She & I both started our blogs about the same time & have been buddies (online) since. I would LOVE to meet her in person. Have a great Holiday Season.


I would love to hear from you. Come back and visit anytime. Warmest Wishes, Cindy