Wednesday, January 6, 2010


I LOVE ALABAMA!!! Just got back from a much needed get away.
My first time there, and I got just what I wanted, some cool weather. Now I'm back home in Miami and guess what. We had frost last night. Talk about getting your prayers answered.

I went with my sister to welcome the new year in Alabama. My sister goes every year to visit her friends Beth and Rocky, Rocky and my brother-in-law are old Army buddies. Beth came to Miami last summer for the first time, we had lots of fun showing her the town.

She extended an invitation for me to also come along and visit. was so great! They live just outside of Enterpise, in a gorgeous country setting. The drive to her home is through these beautiful cotton fields, all white, just gorgeous and it looked like snow. I finally got to meet her children and her her mom, I've heard so much about them, I felt like I knew everyone.

This is what I woke up to every morning.

This was the best part of our trip. A real bonfire. It was cold and it was so great. Loooooooved it!!!

Look at these beauties!!!

Pansies everywhere, how beautiful. These are my moms favorite flowers and I make sure I get some for Easter. Easter is when we get our Pansies here in Miami.

This is the entrance to the home. All this country beauty welcomes you in.

This is an inside look at Beth's home, she is an artist of all things primitives. She actually builds and paints furniture. It was such a treat to have stayed in her warm and welcoming country home, surrounded by all of her art.

This is Beth and my sister.

This is Rocky, a 28 year retired Army pilot. I found it so fascinating when I saw what this guy, in the middle of Alabama, was doing. Supposedly if you throw some water out of your house right at midnight, It brings you good luck. He asked if we did that in Miami, I told him I was a christian and I did not believe in luck. He then explained that his mom did it and he wanted to follow the Cuban tradition.

Here is this guy that has traveled all over the world, served his country and married to an American and still following a piece of his Cuban heritage.
That got me thinking of how grateful and fortunate I am to be part of two cultures. I love it, thank you GOD !!!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you did enjoy yourself in AL. I could definitely get use to seeing that scene every morning. Glad you got some cooler weather too!