Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Happiness is Carolina Blue

We’re dashing out the door to catch a flight to North Carolina and will be back July 9. Although I’m originally from coastal N.C., we’re opting for the coolness of the mountains this year. Tucson is hot, hot, hot!

General Johnson and the Chairmen of the Board is an old North Carolina beach music group. I want to share their song Gone Fishin’ with you today as it perfectly echoes my feelings right now. I found a You Tube video that features the song. Just click to play.

This trip is going to be good for me as I’m homesick. I can tell I’m feeling this way because my mouth is thinking about Carolina barbecue, boiled peanuts, and sweet tea.

I’ve packed my Chairmen of the Board t-shirt. Carolina Girls is their most famous song—and I’m a Carolina girl through and through.

There are lots of activities planned for this trip, but we’ve also built in “slow” time. I’m going fly fishing as the mountains offer great opportunities with their cold, freshwater sites. I don’t much care about actually catching anything; the act of fishing is very meditative and relaxing.

This is going to be my fishin’ hat. It’s one I made last year (pre-blogging days) from
Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing: Patterns and How-To for 24 Fresh and Easy Projects. I love this fabric--it has the most wonderful oceanic mythology graphics, from mer-horses to mermaids to King Neptune, etc.

Okay, I’m leaving now and will be back on July 9.



dutchcomfort said...

Hi June, I hope you will have a wonderful holiday! It all sounds great!

B.T.W. did you receive my e-mail about the package with gifts for you? I will send it when you’re about to come back home if that’s OK with you?

rohanknitter said...

Have a wonderful trip! I don't blame you for wanting to head somewhere cooler right now, and the hills of NC are just beautiful! Dh has an aunt and uncle that live near Bat Cave and I love to visit their home. (I don't love the switchback road up the mountain though) Your 2 bags you made for your trip are great and packing light is smart traveling!

Autum said...

Hi fellow Carolina girl! Enjoy your visit. Too bad I'm closer to the coast than the mountains, I'd invite you over for some BBQ and tea.

meg said...

Have a wonderful, refreshing time!
Cute hat, btw :-)

Alice Regan said...

Ohhhhh Ms. Junie Moon ...wishing you an amazing trip, sounds devine.

I love the hat and also from last post...all the bags! Just beautiful. Safe trip and can't wait to hear about the journey.

Happy Zombie said...

Happy travels June!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

See you when you get back! Rest, Relax, and Refresh!

((hugs)) Rosie

Anonymous said...

Have a lovely trip away June, lots of relaxing and some sewing I hope. Catch up with you when you get back. Hugs Fiona xx

Unknown said...

Have fun!!

Storybook Woods said...

You are going to be the cutest fisherman there. I have never been to Carolinas, take pictures and have fun for me. oxoxoxo Clarice

Anonymous said...

Oooh you'll be in NC to bad I live a few hours from the mountains; otherwise you could come by for a spot of tea. Next time we will definitely have to hook up. I'll miss you while you are gone.


kari and kijsa said...

Have a great time!! we lived in Eastern NC for a while- beautiful state throughout!!

kari & kijsa

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You must already be in Carolina having a blast, June! I hope it is a little cooler there than in AZ.

Enjoy, relax, and indulge in all you missed.

I love your hat --especially the mermaids on it ;-)

Hugs, Pat

Me and Him said...

Enjoy your trip. I really like the hat.

Anonymous said...

I loved traveling through the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Shenadoah National Park which is in VA on the way to NC. Happy Trails to You!

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Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful, and well deserved, trip June. Now it makes sense -- you're a southern gal! No wonder you are such a gracious woman.

I actually am in the process of doing a post on creativity and inspiration -- you are one of the people I feature ... by the time you get back, it may be a little way down the blog but I hope you like it.


Gumbo Lily said...

Enjoy your old home state. Mountains sound just right.


Anonymous said...

Hoping that you have a wonderful time. You are so well organised, it is very impressive. I love your new bags they look great.

Rosemary said...

Hope you are having a great time!!

Unknown said...

June! Have a blast and try to stay cool! It is getting hot here too! Come by and say hello when you have a chance!
Many hugs,

vintagechica said...

Oh June! I hope you are enjoying the beach just a bit South of us. Hope you have your feet up and a cool drink in your hand.


African Kelli said...

Oooh, that hat is fabulous. I bet you looked great in it fishing away!