Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A great time was had by all.......

Our vacation rocked! The only down side was having it end....:(.
Here's a shot of the trolley in Astoria....we didn't ride it this time but we did make a couple trips to this gem of a city. I absolutely love Astoria's charm. Did you know that it's the oldest city west of the Mississippi? Well now you do!

Here's a photo right before we left on the front steps of the house.
It was bittersweet for sure. The weather was mixed, as it always is at the Oregon coast but that's all part of it's charm. You can visit in the summer and have a fire in your fireplace!
The cherry on top with this trip was my sister and her dh visiting us and spending a few days with us, relaxing, eating, beachcombing, shopping, and laughing! We had the best time!
Luckily we'll be seeing them again in about a week as they come through town so I hope they can stay for a while and visit some more.
This is the winding down time of summer and I can't wait for Fall, as usual.....it's my favorite season.
I've been blessed with great sales in my Etsy shop and this has been a banner month for me.....so getting back home has been a lot of work but I'm so very grateful for each and every sale that I get in my shop. I should go on vacation more often, for some odd reason sales seem to pick up when I'm away......!
Hey, it's retail, it's really hard to find any rhyme or reason to selling, right?
Hope you are all enjoying summer's waning days.....I've noticed the days getting shorter and it's starting to get dark a lot sooner than just a short time ago......til next time!

7 comments:

Kathy said...

Welcome home, Gail. I am glad you had such a wonderful time! I am going to just put myself out there and tell you I have been lurking around your Etsy and I am SO impressed with the amazing sales you have been accomplishing and trying to figure out how you do that. Are you advertising off Etsy? I withdrew from FaceBook quite while back for numerous reasons but I'm thinking maybe I need to go back. You ROCK!

Gail Thayer said...

Thanks Kathy, I sent you a personal email.

Andy's Attic said...

Glad you had such a great time!

Vintage Market Place said...

Yay now that is a happy family, dog and all.
So glad to hear you had a wonderful time away. and sounds like more family time is to come.
Yes, bring on the fall, but boy I sure am jealous of your summer/fireplace comment. In my next life I am moving to the Oregon coast, lol
Amy

Recycled Rita said...

Looks like a great time! Glad you had fun! karen....

Blessed Serendipity said...

I love Astoria. There are some beautiful victorian homes there and fun shops too. I am happy that you had such a wonderful time. Happy weekend and congrats on your etsy success!

xo Danielle

Rhonda said...

Man, am I catching up or what?

I dream of a vacation like yours.

Happy Happy Happy!