February 12, 2011

Silver Sunday On A Cloud...

Nearly nine years ago this week, Handsome and I closed on the home where we now live. We remember a friend calling Handsome (sounding a little frazzled) and asking him what he was going to give me for Valentine's Day. Handsome told him that he'd just bought a new house for me. Our friend hung up the phone, obviously crestfallen. He wouldn't be getting any good ideas from us that he could use that year! (He did pretty well, though. Two years later, he married his sweetheart on Valentine's Day.)

Handsome and I had a good laugh about that story, but we've always told people that we gave each other a home in Florida that year.This year, in the spirit of that week nine years ago, we're again giving each other a new home. This time it's a cottage. Well, actually, "coach" is more accurate. And, considering that it's shiny and silver, I'm figured it would be alright to share my excitement with you today.
Everywhere you look there's "sparkle". Silver curves replace hard edges. Our new home has "sexy" lines. (Oops! Can I say that on Sunday? I don't want to offend.)
This will be our "home-to-go" when we embark on cross-country trips to Handsome's music venues, or trips to see our family and friends in Wisconsin. We've already decided the coach is going to travel to Wyoming, where Handsome's brother and wife are building a home. Wouldn't it be fun to add a couple of visits with blog friends? (I'm hoping there will be time for that, too!)
No matter where we go now, we'll travel in comfort and at our own pace. We'll have a familiar pillow to put our heads on at night. (No noisy hotel rooms like last year.) My home cooking, instead of restaurant food. (I think that's a good thing...) No suitcases, no airline security checkpoints, and best of all...Kes and Fezzik won't have to stay behind when we take extended trips.
This model is called a "Flying Cloud", and I can attest to the fact, that I'm on Cloud Nine over our new digs.
I had to show just one shot of the inside. How could you not love this inviting spot to call home? Needless to say, if there are any chocolates this Valentine's Day, they'll be wrapped in silver. (Well, aluminum, if you want to be completely accurate.)

Thanks to Beth from Gypsy Fish Journal for hosting yet another Silver Sunday. Be sure to click here to visit the other blogs contributing to Silver Sunday.

23 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Cindy Caudle said...

Nice coach. Airstreams are very nice. Enjoy it.

Mya said...

Airstream has gone sleek. My sister's family used to have one when they traveled around to various ski meets - a long time ago and it did not look like this.
Looks like the fridge is about regular size. You will really enjoy traveling in style.

Carol at Serendipity said...

Donna,

Perfect and you could probably take a sewing machine!

Carol

Gypsy Brocante said...

SQUEEEEELLLL!! Oh WOW! What a huge hunk of silver LOVE ... lucky, lucky you {and Mr.Handsome!} ... I know the two of you are going to create a lot of wonderful memories in your new "cottage" ... oops, am I allowed to say that on Sunday ; )

xo
Jill

Crowsnest Pass Primitive Folk Art said...

Man O Man...that is called living in the lap of luxury...no roughing it in that sweet mobile pad. Luck Ducky...Thanks for posting my wee mousie on your sidebar...hugs to you & a Happy Valentines Day! Your words have given lifted me up!Susan

Shirley said...

Hi Donna, I really like your new home. Of course you will post pictures as you travel across the country. I can see now Fezzik and Kez looking out the window. I am taking a change of scenery this morning to see what you all have been doing after spending the week at the hospital with hubby. We put him in a nursing home to get some physical and occupation therapy and give me some "me" time. I love the colors of the quilts that you have been making lately. Have a great weekend. We are having a heat wave and up to 32 degrees to start the day suppose to reach 50. Your Missouri Friend.

Jan M said...

What fun you will have in your Silver Cloud! The best part will be taking the doggies along for the ride! Enjoy!

Suzann said...

I am absolutely green with envy.
I dream of having one some day.
Enjoy!!!

Beedeebabee said...

Oh Donna...To own one of those beauties would be a dream come true for me! You're such a lucky girl!!! It's just beautiful...Did you sleep in there yet, you know...to sort of break it in? Gosh, I sure would have! Here's wishing you, Handsome and the fur babies, many beautiful, happy memory making trips in your gorgeous home on wheels! xoxo Paulette

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh, it's gorgeous! I am a little jealous, too;) Have a beautiful Sunday! Twyla

Carol said...

How Fun!!
Will the pooches travel too?
xx, Carol

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

WOW Donna, that's really something!

Surely if you can sexy on Sunday, I can admit just how jealous I am! ;-)

Chris said...

Wow......that's a great Valentine's gift for the whole family. You're going to have many wonderful adventures in that beauty.
Chris

Susanne said...

Well you've got us all beat on Valentine gift giving! Good for you! Looks like fun, safe travels, Susanne.

Maureen said...

Wow - they sure don't make them like they used to. It's beautiful!

Marigene said...

What a wonderful gift to each other...one you can ride off into the sunset!

Sarah said...

Donna, this is one silver posts for the record! Wow! What a wonderful gift to give to each other. Sounds like great times ahead.
Happy Valentine's Day to you and Handsome! ~ Sarah

Theresa said...

Oh I have always had a love affair with the airstream! Even when I was a kid I thought they were the coolest thing on the road! You my friend are really riding in style, that is gorgeous! Happy Valentines Day! Theresa xoxo

nancy huggins said...

Awesome Donna..What a GREAT way to travel and you get to take your fur babies..That is the best part..They can enjoy staying with you and not have to be left behind..Maybe I should keep playing the lottery and if I win I will honk at you if we pass you with our furbabies on the highway somewhere..I love that you got such a wonderful Valentine gift :) :)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

How amazing! What a wonderful gift - now you can travel with the pups and see the country! Enjoy your Valentine's Day!!! Theresa

Michelle May said...

You know I love it!!! That's the best darn critter carrier ever!!
Congratulations!!
xx, shell

Createology said...

This is such a beautiful and first class coach. I can truly imagine you and Handsome and Kes and Fezzik traveling and stopping and enjoying every mile of home on the road. Safe Travels...

Gypsy Fish said...

Just gorgeous! I keep hearing Dr. Suess...."oh the places you will go"
have a great day
hugs
Beth

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