Monday, April 16, 2018

Fun Day ......

  On Saturday morning, my daughter Kathy called to see if I would like to spend the day with her. Then she picked me up and we went to lunch at Red Robin In Carmel, In.   After lunch of burgers and fries. we went to a shoe store. Lots of people and lots of shoes. We did not buy any. LOL
  We went to Kathy's and look at bird watching pictures on face book.  Then the sun came out again. So Kathy suggested we go this adorable Japanese garden.  It's  called Kawachinagano Japanese Garden. That is a sister city to Carmel.
 
 The weeping willow was leafing out.
  There were daffodils and hyacinths. It was a calm beautiful place.  Always plenty of people out and about in this city. Most walking dogs...and some actually cleaning up after their dogs. :)
  This was called Sukiya-Mon, the garden gate. Very nice. I really enjoyed our time in this little garden.  So pretty and peaceful. You could smell the scent of the flowers too.
 Big koi fish swimming along with bluegills.
 This was the biggest koi. We did not have anything to feed them.  Maybe next time.

  This is Carmel city hall. It is next to the Japanese garden. This is a busy city. Lots to offer.
  I think this is the entertainment center.  I can not tell you how many urns and containers they had on this spot. They were all full of pansies. The grounds keepers are doing a fine job.
 There are statues all over this city and here is a brass trio. So nice.  The day went from 76 degrees to 46 by the time I returned home. I was certainly glad I wore a light weight jacket at least.
  Today is snowing and thankfully not sticking to anything...but it is cold.  It will only be about 38-40 today. Winter is hanging on...but I see glimpses of spring here and there...so it can't stay cold.  Wishing all of you a great new week. XO

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  1. Beautiful place to visit and it's always better and time well spent when you go with your daughter!

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    1. Sylvia, It feels great when our children just know we need a day out and they want time with us. Warms my heart. Kathy and I had the best day and the weather worked out. Blessings to you , xoxo, Susie

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  2. Oh, what a wonderful day! The gardens look lovely and the temperatures a lot nicer than here in Michigan!

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    1. Jeanie, I told my daughter I would love to visit the gardens again. It was the kind of place you want to see each season. Little picnic tables to gather at also. The weather worked out just right for us. I fear we will go from winter right into summer. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  3. Sounds like a fun day indeed Susie! Have a great week!

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    1. Pilar, I hope you are safe there. I saw where tornadoes came thru N.C. Our weather crazy and I think it may just go from cold, rainy, snowy to hot summertime. Hope that's not the case. This is a busy week here...bot I need a mini vacation. LOL. Bless you, xoxo, Susie

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  4. What a lovely day and even lovelier that your daughter invited you to spend the day together. The garden is really pretty and those daffodils and hyacinths I love.
    I always pick up after my dog whether or not anybody is around. It's amazing how many people do not.

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    1. Nonnie, I enjoy time with my daughters. They all treat me special. That garden area is lovely and I want to see it again in summer. That city has many walking trails too. My daughters been on many of them. She is a nature lover, loves birds, flowers, wild life. Thank you for cleaning up after the dog...I do not understand why some people won't. I always wish for them to find it the next walk they take. LOL. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  5. Looks like you spent a nice day with your daughter....what? No SNOW???? You guys missed the fun!! I like those koi fish....I am looking for a Koi stamp. Have a great week!!! We are still digging out of 22 inches.

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    1. Louise, I never want any more snow this spring. Yesterday it was sideways all day. Thankfully it did not stick. Oh a Koi stamp would make some wonderful cards. I always wish I could stamp with you. LOL Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  6. Sounds like a fun day spent with your daughter..We have had tons of rain today..Going to be cold all week..Have a nice one..

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    1. Missy, I love one on one time with my girls. They all treat me so well. They know my ankles can't take a four mile hike, thank goodness. :) The weather is so confusing any more. What to wear. Blessings for a fun rest of the week. xoxo, Susie

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    1. Laurie, It did end up being a wonderful day and put so much calm in my very being. I love time with my daughters. It's special. Bless you,,xoxo, Susie

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  8. You did have a nice day! Nice pics as well! I particularly like the entertainment center. Nicely designed building. Around here today... not so nice.

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    1. Boston Boy, I may go back to Carmel and take as many photos of the statues around that town as I can. Carmel used to be a rich bump in the road , now it's a bit "I say". You know. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Cariie, It always fun time with any of my daughters. Kathy and I have many things in common, love of birds, crafts and junking. Bless you, xoxo, Susie

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  10. So glad you two had a good time. The garden is gorgeous. We had a huge drop in temp too. Looking forward to the return of spring weather!

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    1. Mildred, I am wondering if we aren't all going to go right into summer from cold winter days. Saturday did turn into a beautiful afternoon and by the time we left the gardens it started to change . We were so happy we had that time. Blessings to you, xoxo,love, Susie

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  11. Love that you enjoyed this beautiful day (even with the temperature drop!) with your daughter. LOVE spending time with family. This place is gorgeous and those koi! Thank you for sharing it with us. We will keep riding the spring/winter roller coaster. Ha! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Tanna, Time with my family, especially one on one with my daughters is my joy.I am blessed and I know it. Thankful for my family. The day was almost perfect...at least our time outside was great. The day started changing as we ended our time at the gardens. It was cold when I got back home, glad a I wore a jacket. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  12. How nice! I still wish I could be adopted by your family and go along for outings like this! Hugs!

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    1. Diane, We are sisters !! LOL I feel close to many of my blog family members. I want to visit that garden area again come summertime....which will be as soon as it stops snowing everywhere. LOL. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  13. What a sweet day to spend with Kathy. The Japanese garden looks so pretty. Carmel is such a pretty town with lots of nice things to do there. Glad you had a great day.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Kris, I can remember when Carmel was just sitting at the edge of Hwy. 31 now it seems to be a big city, so very different from years ago. It the city of round abouts for sure. LOL. I like all the art atmosphere there. I do want to go back to that garden area. Blessings , I think the worst is over for us finally. xoxo, Susie

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  14. Wow! looks like a wonderful day to me, Susie! Red Robin has the best bluecheese burger ever!!! I enjoyed all of your pictures. Happy you are able to get out and enjoy time with your girls.
    Love to you.
    Debbie
    xo

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    1. Debbie, My family is my true joy. You know we worry and pray for our families all the time. It was fun to be with Kathy since she moved closer to all of our family. Hopefully our weather perks up for good and I can do more with my girls. Blessings to you and your, Love you sweet friend, xoxo, Susie

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  16. The Japanese Garden is pretty, Susie. It looks peaceful there. What a nice day you had with your daughter. The Red Robin hamburger and fries sound Yummy. Haven't been there in awhile.

    Wow, I can't believe it's still snowing there! It's been raining here, and overcast today. Coming over here and visiting with you brightened up my day. : )

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. Hi Sheri, That wee garden was a sweet place to relax and people/dog watch. I hope to back again. It is always fun to be with our daughters. Blessings to you and yours, love, xoxo, Susie

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  17. Looks like you and your daughter had a great time together. Making sweet memories! I love it! Beautiful pictures. Kinda made me feel like I was there. Hugs and blessings to you Susie.
    Cindy

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    1. Cindy, It was fun to have time just to see new places with my daughter. She lives much closer now and I am hoping we can do more things together. She likes crafting, junking and so do I. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  18. I hope you are right, Susie, that it can't stay cold! I'm beginning to lose hope. I know Spring will come eventually but at this rate I think Summer will be here first..Happy Wednesday..xxoJudy

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    1. Judy, This has been the longest winter I can remember...but I see things getting greener around here. I am hoping this weekend makes the change for us. Wishing some warmer weather too. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  19. Such a lovely garden ...You sure are experiencing better weather than we are ... but I’ll take that as hopefully, because I agree...it just can’t stay cold much longer.. Thanks for the inspiration..Hugs

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    1. Zaa, That day at the garden started out nice and ended up 30 degrees cooler. But now this week is getting nicer , just a bit each day. So thankful. Hope you get better days too. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  20. What a fun girl date! Red Robin is always a favorite and never disappoints. Our weather is finally leaning towards the warmer side, finally!! We still have to deal with the wind every now and then but today is absolutely beautiful!

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    1. Saimi, It was a truly fun time with my daughter. I am hoping for many more. I am also hoping we can start being outdoors more now. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  21. There's nothing in the world I love more than spending time with my family. So glad ya'll had a good time.

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    1. BJ, You and I are alike when it comes to family time. It is the best. I wish we could have more of it too. LOL. Blessings to you, xoxo,love, Susie

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  22. hi there Susie, so glad you enjoyed the walk with us around out city, glad you stopped by! I also enjoyed this walk around with you!!--that's a neat garden and I love to see those fish swimming! A Very pretty spot.

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    1. Watching the koi swimming was peaceful. We even saw a turtle. I think when the little trees are finished blooming it will be so pretty there. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  23. i love seeing a post named "fun day". pretty pictures, lovely thoughts and what a beautiful spot!!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie. I love days with my daughters. They give me joy. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  24. What a day to treasure with your daughter. I love spending any time I can get with mine. Such a lovely place to visit.

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    1. Patty, We love our time with our daughters. I am having fun learning more about Carmel. It is a clean and pretty city. I just don't like the round abouts. LOL. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  25. What a fun time you two had! Mother/Daughter times are so precious!

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