The Adventures of Jane (Blondie) and Cindy

The Old Mill in Cedarburg, Wisconsin
This is the setting where Dan and I met up with our good friends Jane and Al this past weekend.
  Jane (Blondie's Journal) and her husband Al have become such good friends that we get together at least once a year. Jane and I hit it off nearly 5 years ago when we both started blogging.  And as an extra bonus, our husbands hit if off as well.

Jane and Al. 
Aren't they a cute couple!
We stayed at a quaint little B and B in downtown Cedarburg, Wisconsin.
Cedarburg is a quaint little town in South Eastern Wisconsin.
It was about a half way point for us to meet.
However we have had many fun week-ends with these two.

This was the setting for our first ever meet-up in Galena, Illinois.
It was about 2 weeks before Christmas and the setting could not have been more perfect.
Galena is another good half way point for us.
You can read all about that here.

We stayed at a Victorian style Bed and Breakfast that was all decked out for the holidays.   There was a lovely light snow that evening and it just added to the ambiance.   

Another year we met in the little town of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
It was also during the holidays and I remember we stood out in the freezing cold one evening, drank hot chocolate and watched a little town holiday parade go by.
You can read about that here.

The next summer found us traveling to Michigan.  What a treat to stay at their lovely lake home.  Here the guys are relaxing outside of the little guest house.  You can read about that here.

Back to Galena last summer. 

And last week-end in Cedarburg.
We spent Saturday shopping, eating and just visiting.
It was fun and relaxing.
And Jane, being the sweetheart that she is surprised me with this beautiful throw.
I love it! Thank-you again Jane.

The town was decked out for Autumn and Halloween.
Even the cute little popcorn wagon was dressed up.

On Sunday, the four of us had a leisurely breakfast at our inn.  Which by the way, was delicious.
We all packed up and then Jane and Al hit the road.  They had come a night before us.
The husband and I went back downtown to do a little sightseeing and then we headed out to a little park and this very old covered bridge.
Then we also hit the road because we had to make it home in time for the Packer game of course.
 I want to share my little grand-daughter all ready for some trick-or-treating.
She loves the story Little Red Riding Hood.
So I made her a cape and skirt, and lined an old basket with gingham.
Very easy and we had a blast just running around the yard and pretending she was  red riding hood.  

Off to Grandma's she goes!
Until next time,


  1. We went to a winery at Cedarburg on our home from our trip to Door County a few years ago.

    I love Little Red Riding Hood. So cute!

  2. I loved reading this, Cindy! Not only are the pictures beautiful, but you two and your friendship is, too. And how great that the hubs are friends! Someday I would love to meet all of you. :-)

    Addison is perfect as Little Red Riding Hood. I can't believe how much she has grown. They do grow up fast, and I know you cherish every minute. How blessed she is to have you and Dan as grandparents

    Hope your weather isn't too old. We have rain today, but it has been nice. I still have the AC going. It helps to give that fall feeling.



  3. How nice that you all hit it off and continue to see each other. Great photos!

  4. Oh how fun, Jane is such a sweet person and I am sure Al is too. They look like they belong together. I am sure you had a fabulous time. Such great places to meet up. I also love you little granddaughter's costume, she is just the cutest and that outfit is precious. Hugs, Marty

  5. what fun to have found such good friends...your photos are awesome...your little red riding hood is precious...

  6. I just saw this on FB! Great post! I wish we had gone to the covered bridge, your first picture is simply gorgeous! We had a great time as always, maybe we should make it twice a year?!


  7. Cindy, what a sweet story of friendship. These weekend get aways are a wonderful tradition and all the more special because your husbands are friends too. That first image could be a post card. Texas doesn't have the beautiful colors of autumn that you do. Thanks for letting me have a peek. The last image is really special with that precious little red riding hood. '-)

  8. Sounds and looks like you all had an enjoyable time.
    A. looks so cute in her outfit. You did a great job.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  9. The Further Adventures of Blondie and Cindy .... a great tale!

  10. How great is it when you make good friends through blogging, and it is wonderful that the husbands get along well too.
    'Little Red Riding Hood' is adorable. How pleased does she look in that first pic.

  11. Nice that you guys all had such a great time together...love the Red Riding Hood outfit and the MODEL is too cute! What a little sweetie :)

  12. It looks like you and Blondie had a great time.

  13. I know you all had a great time! Love the costume on you sweet granddaughter. She's a little doll!

  14. Great post! What sweet memories you are making with your blog friend.
    Love that little blue guest house!
    And omg, your granddaughter is adorable as Lil Red Riding Hood!

  15. Jane! I adore Jane! SO envious you have met her. :)

    Have a happy fall day and please stop by to enter my 1000th post celebration giveaways all week long.

  16. Que colorido.Las fotografias me encantan, transmiten lo que nos quieres enseñar. Felicidades por tu bloc ha sido todo un regalo el visitarlo, espero que visites el mio y si te gusta espero que te hagas seguidora.

  17. Galena is not too far from me and studied your Door County post which had been on my bucket list. Made reservation for a beautiful fall trip. Didn't happen I came down with shingles!! Spring?
    Good friends make those trips more memorable.

  18. Galena is not too far from me and studied your Door County post which had been on my bucket list. Made reservation for a beautiful fall trip. Didn't happen I came down with shingles!! Spring?
    Good friends make those trips more memorable.

    1. So sorry about the shingles!
      I hope your recovering Linda and you can make that Door County trip this spring.
      I've heard when the cherry blossoms are in bloom it is the most heavenly smell there.

  19. Hi Cindy, I enjoyed reading about you and Jane and the guys getting together. Friendship and sharing travels is priceless! You two ladies look beautiful, too, and so does little Addison.
    Have a lovely week, Beth

  20. Oh that little Addison is so cute, and what a precious Red Riding Hood outfit. That picture of her, walking in the woods, looks like it came straight from a storybook. You and Jane have had some wonderful trips. What great places you have for a halfway point. Both of you look so pretty, and you look like you're having such fun. laurie

  21. Hi Cindy, I love reading about how bloggers have become such great friends. Your little red riding hood is absolutely adorable!!

  22. HI Cindy! Still love seeing you two gals and what a wonderful time you must have had! What a beautiful place too. Little Red Riding Hood is adorable as always! :) Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  23. How wonderful ! I just love that little red riding hood!


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