Monday, August 17, 2009

Happy #1

Spontaneous road trips make me happy.

Both L'Usband and I freelance - which makes spontaneous road trips possible. The kind where you muse at about 7 pm on Sunday night: "Jeez, wouldn't it be lovely to spend a week in the Karoo?", then look at one another, gleefully say: "Let's go!" and leave early the next morning. No planning, no bookings. Just get in the car and go. That makes me happy.

Lovely Lisa of curious girl is hosting a Happy Week - so from Monday to Saturday we will be posting things that make us happy. Have a look at her blog to see other participants.

PS Spontaneous road trips notwithstanding, I am also happy to be back - I have missed all you beautiful people!

14 comments:

frayedattheedge said...

I missed you too! Wonderful photos of you trip!

curious girl (lisa) said...

oh that is so happy!!!

kendalee said...

Oh, oh, oh - spontaneous road trips are the best kind!! And what BEAUTIFUL pictures! I love the misty mountains, the one of the reservoir with the windmill in scrubby landscape (SO evocative of the Karoo) and that abstracty sky and branches one at the very bottom left - gorgeous. Just gorgeous. I'm happier just seeing the photographs, so I can imagine how happy this trip must have made you.

I'm also very happy that you're back...

Freshly Found said...

Yes, spontaneous trips must be soooo much fun! My hubby has his diary mapped out for weeks in advance, so it's not something we get to do! [I am not complaining about the planned trips though. I do enjoy those too!]

Wildflower Studio (Michelle Dransart) said...

oooh! I too love a spontaneous road trip! fun, fun adventure!

Tabmade said...

Spontaneous road trips are also essential for happy living! :D

Linda Sue said...

I MISSED you so much! glad that you are back and that you had a happy time- happy enough for happy week- I would have liked to participate but am too happy with my happiness and tend to become a bit silly over it all AND a bit twisted - like my happiness over a dead chicken so I could have a good dinner, i would miss the point of Happiness week I am afraid.
The landscape looks so much like where i grew up in Wyoming! Beautifully scruffy.Love your photos. Glad you are back.

aimee said...

i loved everything about this post! it is so nice to know that others like to depart on a whim. really, this made my day!

Lady P said...

happy to see you back
happy to see you hopping about and afield
maybe i will play along as well
this happy thing can be catching!

nathalie et cetera said...

welcome back. yes those spontaneous trips are great. I should do this more often!

eilandkind said...

your photos made me happy. Beautiful, beautiful Karoo, I miss you...

Ashley said...

Spontaneous road trips are the best! You never know what you may find. Great blog!

L'Atelier said...

spontanous road trips are the very best!
love your gorgeous photos from the karoo, looks like you had a happy time!
it makes me happy that you back again :)

KimberlyRies said...

Wow, what beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing with us!