Thursday, May 29, 2014

What Can I Say?

Well good morning and welcome Through My Back Door. I am so happy to see you and invite you to have a cup of my wonderful coffee and a piece of birthday cake. It seems a long time since you have come to visit me. So much has happened since we last talked. I have been on one of the best vacations you could experience. The weather was perfect and the food, well, the food was delicious. We had lunch on the way up to Sugar Creek,Ohio, at the Golden Lamb Inn, in Lebanon. We have gone there for years, but my sister in law had never been. She wanted to visit some rural Amish country, not as commercialized as Lancaster County, so I took her where my Grandpa carried the mail. We did go to Berlin and Walnut Creek, but stayed at the Carlisle Inn in Sugar Creek. Karen Martinsen,  you would love going there in the early fall. They put on plays and Wanda Barnstetter(?????) is going to be there.
This was outside the Carlisle and I kept trying to get Margaret to give me a ride and she refused. lol

Two views from our room. I would recommend this Inn to anyone who was going  to be in the area. Clean as could be, a good breakfast, and walking distance to a family restaurant and different shops. Close to Berlin and Walnut Creek.
We left on Wednesday morning for Niagra Falls. I had no idea what to expect, but the Falls are breath taking. We stayed at the Embassy Suites and our room over looked both falls. It was just indescribable at night when the lights were on. The mist was amazing.
The American Falls are in the distance there, and the Canadian where the mist is.
Night picture. See my reflection?lol All of these were taken from our room, on the 18th floor. We had a gorgeous view.
The Sky Lon. Total of 800 feet in the air. 500 feet above ground.
Margaret and I on top. This is outside. Our guide said they had to place wire around it because people had jumped. Oh my!
A fun picture!

On the Horn Blower riding to the falls. That white stuff you see by the rocks, is ice!
The floral clock. The flowers were beautiful in Ontario. The tulips too gorgeous to describe.
Just a little patch. We enjoyed walking everyplace and I visited a casino for the first time. Wanted to see what is was like.
On Friday, my birthday, we went to Niagra on the Lake. It was drizzling rain and I got no pictures. We ate a club house on the golf course, our bus driver on the tour recommended it and the food was delicious. We went into the shops, drove back down to the hotel and had a restful evening. On Saturday we left for home. Stopped in Lebanon again, ate dinner at The Golden Lamb, then went down into Ky, spent the night, and home on Sunday.
The kids had a birthday dinner for me, Sunday night, and I enjoyed that. It was a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday. I guess this was the most special birthday ever, even if I am half way through the 4th quarter! My sister in law had given me this trip for Christmas back in 2011. Life got in the way, every time we planned to go. I must say the timing was perfect for this.It could not have been any better. We met some really nice people and enjoyed talking to them. Again I had a wonderful birthday week.
The timing is perfect for you to come Through My Back Door where life is good.
PS:I am leaving again in a bit. This time for the beach. Then am home until the Grand Ole Opry trip.
PSS: Please remember to pray for our blogging friends. Many are still going through some tough times.
PSSS: You have no idea how much your birthday wishes were appreciated. I was in Canada and had no service, but hope you got my thank you on FB, later. I am blessed to have met each of you and to call you friend.


  1. Love love love all of your pictures. Darbee and I had a good chuckle seeing the one of you both in the barrel. Too funny! This is on my bucket list to see one day. I can only imagine how amazing it is. Sounds like you had a great trip and a good birthday. Have a good day!

  2. Loved the trip photos and post. So glad it all came together in time for your birthday!

  3. Aww such a sweet post.
    Beautiful photos..
    Sending you big hugs x

  4. What a wonderful trip y'all had and the barrel picture is priceless. Happy belated birthday my friend and many happy returns. Enjoy the beach vacation!

  5. Glad you enjoyed Niagara Falls. It is much power! Happy Belated Birthday!


  6. So happy you had a wonderful Birthday!
    Love all the beautiful photos too.
    Especially the fun one :)
    Thank you for being such a wonderful friend to me.
    Woolie Blessings

  7. Oh what fun Betty, you are having such a great time. I loved the Falls, so pretty, Blessings Francine.

  8. Beautiful photos Betty. Glad you had a great time. I've been to the falls once but would love to go back.

    Have fun at the beach.

  9. Oh Betty I had no idea it was your birthday. Sounds like an awesome way to celebrate! BTW, a special Happy Birthday to you special lady! Loved the pictures!
    Be blessed,

  10. Happy belated birthday!!!! You sure are a busy lady and good for you, nice to see you enjoying yourself.
    Norm and I are starting are trip on our motorcycle to Niagra Falls in July and heading south after that.
    I was at the Golden Lamb last Fall. It's a great place to visit and stay the night. Great antique store down the street. Did you go to any?

  11. What a wonderful trip, I see why you enjoyed it so much. Happy belated Birthday Betty!

  12. Looks like a wonderful time and great pictures! You will enjoy the memories forever Betty!

  13. Well I missed your Birthday so Happy Birthday!!!!!!! Your trip looked wonderful. I want to go to niagra falls someday.. If i do, I am definitely staying at the Inn in Ohio.. That view was spectacular! You always take such exciting trips. Well, I guess you are at the beach right now.. so enjoy.. I am hopefully finding the time to visit and blog more.. I have certainly missed every one.. Have a great time.. wherever you are! :) Blessings!


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