Wednesday, June 1, 2011

{summer road trip}

This past weekend being a long Holiday weekend with four full days off work and school woo who; all I could think of was a Road Trip.  Summer road trips are a rite of passage for American families; which include long spans of forced family togetherness, battles over who’s encroaching on whose space in the back seat of the car, and don’t forget the endless sound of “Are we there yet?  So over the past Memorial Day Weekend we headed over to the East Coast of Florida (my followers already know).  I know what you’re thinking?  It is not summer yet?  Hey now; close enough don’t you think?  Sure!

We enjoyed swimming in Jupiter inlet at Dubois Park in the lazy river ride which takes you away in a gentle current.  The photos are of our Nephew Ron (coolest nephew ever), our Niece Stephanie, her precious daughter Sissy and our youngest daughter Destiny.

Chad, Destiny and I climbed 105 steps to the top of the Jupiter Lighthouse.  The view from the top was EPIC and AMAZING; totally worth the climb to the top.  I had to share this breath taking photo of the banyan tree that sits at the base of the lighthouse.
June is here and it is time for a new monthly giveaway.
This month I'm giving away a “Home Spa Gift Box” which includes a bar of handmade aromatherapy soap, Shea Butter lotion and a crocheted washcloth.  Simply leave a comment during the month of June to enter to WIN.
Don't forget to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win.  The drawing will be June 30th!!!! 
Good luck everyone!

Special Offer.......Natural Garden Soaps has invited Paula Parrish's blog readers to receive a FREE handcrafted wooden soap dish with any order placed now through June 30th 2011.
Enter "PAULAPARRISH" in the comment section when checking out.
One offer per customer and not valid with any other offer.
I would love to hear from you so leave a comment or share your thoughts.
Do you have upcoming summer road trip planned with your family?
Smiles, Paula


  1. WOW these pictures are GREAT Paula! I sure would love to win that home spa gift box;) Even you wholesale your crochet items too? Love the look of your wash cloths and they make a great gift when given with some handmade soap.

    Strawberry Fields Scrapbook Shop

  2. Hello Pam,
    Thanks; family photos are so precious. Yea, I hope that you are the lucky winner! I host a new fun giveaway each month. I offer all of my products wholesale; yes the washcloth, handmade soap and natural lotion is a perfect usable gift for anyone. I can wait to visit your store this summer for the “All Natural Sap Bash”; it is going to be a blast.
    Smiles, Paula

  3. That washcloth looks sooooo soft !!!

  4. Your post has me thinking of the road trip my family made from DC to CA when I was about 9. Highlights I getting pulled over by the cops for speeding within the first day of the trip (boy was Dad mad!). Arguing over seat space with my sister and brother (he was at least 6' by then). Gagging on the smell of our dog's toots! Hahaha! Good times:)

  5. LOVE your photos! ... and love road trips & camping. We took our 'new' RV out for the first trip last weekend just for a 1 night excursion to Port Susan (on Puget Sound). We were lucky enough to enjoy a beautiful beach day and by the time the Pacific Northwest rain came in we were all snug in the RV. :P