Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Dream Vacation

It is always so exciting to venture off on a trip, let alone a beautiful dream vacation. I am so glad you are traveling with me on a fabulous summer sojourn.
Our travel agents for this trip are the lovely Holly from MommyHolly and
Heidi from Foxglove,Fabric&Folly
Take the links to their traveling agency and you will be transported all over the world.

But first...

I sure hope that you are packed and ready to go. We will be headed for several destinations today. I hope you packed your sun screen and sun glasses for our first stop.

The perfect spot to get relaxed and start our vacation is by the sea. This painting is so inspirational to me. I wanna be in this painting lounging in that chair gazing off to the ocean.

This is our little beach bungalow for the night. Isn't she a gem. Let's call her Ruby Moon Cottage and we can just chill on the porch with a cool drink. Just gorgeous and what a view.

Ruby Moon is just as quaint on the inside as she is on the outside. Light and airy with just the right pop of color. This is where we will share our daily catch of lobster. Let's throw in a big salad, glass of white wine and a sumptuous strawberry pie. Is your mouth watering yet?

Then we will retire to the bedrooms for the evening with the salty breeze from the ocean flowing through the open window. This is truly one of my favorite things about summer. Open window, summer breeze and the curtains blowing across the floor. It makes you feel as though the room is alive and breathing right along with you.

Come morning we can take a stroll out to the potting shed and into the cottage garden to drink our first cup of joe. I can smell the blossoms mingling with the salty air and taste the coffee, made just the way I like it.

After breakfast lets head down to the beach and collect a few mementos of our trip. This big conch will do just fine. Maybe we can take a dip before we head to our next destination.

Take a deep breath this flight will be a long one. Don't worry our little Tuscan Villa will make the trip all worth while. She looks so majestic standing on the ridge of a beautiful vineyard. In the evening we can take a stroll down the stone path to the village for dinner out.

Of course we can't miss a chance to visit the French Riviera. Our view is from this hillside over looking the ocean, beautiful. The sun so bright and the water so blue.

This is our lovely bedroom for the night. The bed looks so dreamy. Satin sheets and a gorgeous sunset. Don't forget about the fragrant ocean breezes and the sound of the surf while you sleep. What could be better than this?

The next morning we will paddle our canoe to The Bay of Fundy in Canada. Now I know this can't be done but remember this is a dream vacation, so anything is possible ;)

Here is a map to give you a better idea of where we are headed. I have actually been here and it is an unbelievable place to visit. If you are inspired or in awe by the powers of the sea then you need to go. It will amaze you.

This is Hope Well Rocks in New Bruinswick. The bay of Fundy is home to the highest tides in the world. Here we are walking on the ocean floor during low tide. During high tide the water level comes up to the tree line at the top of these rocks. It is absolutely incredible, don't you think? Go ahead take a walk around just remember that when the big clock chimes the tide is coming in.

It is fascinating to see and touch the underside of these weathered fishing boats when the tide is out. The lives of the people in the villages around the bay are very much entwined with the sea. Almost every person makes their living from it. They live at her mercy. It is really quite beautiful to see.

Lets take a boat ride 25 miles out into the sea to Seal Machais Island to watch the puffins. There is a bird rookery on the island along with a lighthouse. You can watch them feed their young and hop busily in and out of the rocks along the water. The funniest thing about our trip to this island was getting out of the boat and walking to our viewing spot while carrying a big stick to keep from getting attacked by birds. Maybe this is where Alfred Hitchcock got his idea for the movie.

I think we should end this trip lounging on the beach while watching for pirate ships. Take your time you can stay here as long as you like.

Don't forget to sign the travel log.
I am so glad that we took this dream vacation together.
I couldn't have picked a nicer group to share my dreams with.



  1. Gorgeous Mya! Love those sea cottages and stone buildings. Stunning pictures. Makes you feel like you are there!

    Karen at Ciderantiques

  2. Mya, thanks for the virtual vacation. I got stuck in the Tuscan villa and will not be able to return home!! LOL! What a fun post.


  3. Omg, I just love your dream vacation!!!! Is it too late to switch my mind?! ;) I would love to stay in that darling Ruby Moon Cottage!! Thanks so much for joining us on vacation!!! xoxoxo

  4. Great post Mya! It is so much fun to dream...maybe one day.....

  5. Mya, it is late, I am finishing my "vacation" post...Thought I would check in to se if anyone had theirs done. Let me just say that I am simply blown away!!!! I don't know which destination I like more?...I LOVE Ruby Moon Cottage, inside & out!...I LOVE the Tuscan villa! And I LOVE the beach where the tide gets so high!...Just an incredible post! And you were able to get your feet in the sand! Thank you so very much for participating!!....Heidi XO

  6. What a wonderful post and beautiful pictures...ahhhhhh, thanks - I needed that getaway!

  7. Mya~
    OH what an amazing "vacation"! What beautiful scenery and pictures! You tell a great story! Thanks for the sharing!


  8. What a beautiful post Mya! The pictures were gorgeous! I would LOVE to sleep on a beautiful bed on the ocean like that! And the cottage is fabulous!

    We are leaving Saturday for a vacation house in Mackinaw. Not nearly as romantic as this post!


  9. Wow what beautiful places here! I got stuck in the first beach cottage and didn't want to leave. THank you for sharing such lovely places!
    Blessings, Shirl

  10. Oh my goodness, Mya!!!!! What a wonderful trip you took us on. You so brought back memories of my childhood, sleeping with open windows with the curtains blowing in the breeze. A/C is nice, but oh those memories of days gone by. Thank you so much for a beautiful post!!!

  11. What a beautiful *dream* vacation! That bed on the beach would be absolutely wonderful!

  12. That was absolutely wonderful, Mya. All the views were spectacular, and I feel better already.

  13. Fabulous post, Mya! The commentary and pictures were great! I think I managed to get a little sun, while on our vacation! Thanks for the traveling invitation! ;)


  14. I might have to spend a bit more time here!!! What a lovely vacation!

    Happy travels!


  15. What a unique destination! Loved it and the pictures....

  16. I loved this trip! What beautiful photos you used, I liked the inside of the cottage. You have an eye for details, I'm adding you to my google reader! :-)


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