Monday, October 8, 2012

A Gift Of Love

Nel gave gifts to all the bridal party, and her dad's and my gift was a horse and carriage ride downtown, and afterwards a romantic dinner on the river.  Wasn't that nice of her?



 
 
While we were strolling
through town, we saw
some amazing buildings.
The tower bridge
 
 
 
The charming old buildings
made me realize how many
years of history took place
in them.
 
 
 
 
 
The rose velvet seats
in the carriage were
so pretty.
 
 
 
The carriage dropped us
off right in front of the
restaurant.  I ordered a
favorite of mine,
chicken fettuccine.
 
 
 
The view of the river
was beautiful.
 
 
 
After I took these pictures,
I noticed a rainbow
surrounding the sun.

 
 
 
  
 
Have you ever been on a
horse and carriage ride?
 
 
 
~Sheri
 
 

28 comments:

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

How very thoughtful of Nel to give you such a wonderful present.
Very romantic photos Sheri.
I can imagine that your great day was remembering such great years of bringing up your girls and sweet Nel's wedding.!
I have never been in a horse and carriage.
I did however own my own donkey and cart..and many many years ago, would take a ride with him and go to the village or takes friends around.
she died many years ago.
Your fettucini looks delicious.. i love fettucini any way.
happy days
val xx

Rustic Vintage Country said...

I have not been on a horse and carriage ride but it must be quite magical! x

Jill said...

What a wonderful, magical gift! A horse and carriage ride is on my bucket list. :)

Kristie Franklin said...

Hi Sheri,

No, I haven't been on a carriage ride but when we used to visit downtown Chicago, there were carriages you could ride in. We never did though. How sweet of your daughter to give you such a great treat! I imagined you needed a break from all the wedding preparation. I'm so glad everything went well! :)

Susie Swanson said...

I've never been on one but sure would love to sometime.. Beautiful photos..Congrats to Nel..

romance-of-roses said...

Sheri,
Thank you for dropping by, I have just been out of it since the dead of my cousin, didn't even participate on pink saturday this week.
No, have not been and I'm jealous...what a lovely gift from your daughter and even a dinner, wow! You know I always wanted to go on one but wanted it to come from Rick and he never said anything, so we never went, now of course it would be impossible. Now I feel like I should of said something.
Learned my lesson. Blessings and so happy for your carriage ride, Lu

Teresa said...

I always insist in one horse and carriage ride every year.
Lucky for me in my Country several touristic locations carry this bonus.
I was so excited when you told me about it. Much more now that I saw the rainbow (Hope again and always surrounding you and your beloved ones) and the ride through your eyes/pictures.
Thank you for sharing,
T

"And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations" Gen 9

oldthings said...

She gave to you a nice gift !The walk was amazing !
I am glad that you had so romantic time !
And yes , I went a walk like this at Corfu -Greece and Vienna .
We have a carriage like this at the coast of Thessaloniki ,
but I never went !
Olympia

miss b said...

What a thoughtful gift - original too! I would have been very happy with the chicken fettuccine too. The last time I was in a horse and carriage was when I was a child on the Isle of Man (off the coast of North West England) You have brought back memories!
http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

AHHHHHHHH! AHHHHHHHHH! OK, wait, I have to compose myself....that horse, he is my favorite type...the PINTO! OOOOH SHERI! You went! OK, is this Old Orange County????

I have never been on a carriage ride, only ridden a horse, which for me, is heaven on earth....bravo my dear. What fun you must have had. DO TELL, where is this?

Anita

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

:D I know where you are....but I won't tell!!! One of my favorite places, actually. What a nice evening!

Cinzia said...

Very romantic and beautiful photos!!!
Have a nice day,
Cinzia

Nely said...

Beautiful place and so romantic photos,
great spanding day!
Hugs,
NELY!

Galina Hristova said...

Dear Sherry, this is so beautiful walk!Very nice pictures, really!I am happy for you!Fascinating landscape!Kisses!

♥ Miss Tea said...

awwww horse and carriage ride with velvet seat too! perfect! beautiful photos and ohhh the fetuccine makes me so hungry! what a perfect and romantic day!

Love
Susan

Shelia said...

Hi Sheri! This was such a sweet and thoughtful gift. I know you enjoyed it so much. I have been on a carriage ride before but it's been a long time. It's such a magical experience. Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shirley said...

Oh Sheri, What a beautiful gift.I was just going off to bed when I thought I would take a peek at my favorite blogs and had to log in to comment. This is beautiful...what a lovely buggy ride..and dinner too! How lovely.on another note I think I love the Ebner Hotel..looks like a wonderful place to stay...I'm hoping to take a carriage ride through New York Central Park one day..My sisters B-I-L does it all the time, and he said he would take us...maybe 2013 is the lucky year...Beautiful rainbow..

Cottage and Broome said...

Sheri, what a lovely gift!!! Looks like you had a wonderful ride and dinner. Love your picture with the rainbow and the sun, beautiful. On Mackinaw Island in northern Michigan, they have no cars only horse and buggy or bikes! Have taken carriage rides on the island. Thanks for stopping by, Laura

Miky said...

Lovely post Sheri.
Kiss
Miky

magie said...

Hi Sheri,
What a lovely and thoughtful idea as a gift. It looks like a beautiful area to go on a carriage ride on. I have never been on a horse drawn carriage ride, though I would love to. The closest I have been is a horse drawn hay ride as a child, during the winter time around the little town where I grew up..with Christmas carols and hot drinks :)
Thanks for always paying me a visit and leaving such nice comments, they mean so much to me. Poppy and I are doing well..she is sure growing and the days just seem to fly by much quicker now then ever before.
Have a great day today x
Magie

magie said...

Hi Sheri,
What a lovely and thoughtful idea as a gift. It looks like a beautiful area to go on a carriage ride on. I have never been on a horse drawn carriage ride, though I would love to. The closest I have been is a horse drawn hay ride as a child, during the winter time around the little town where I grew up..with Christmas carols and hot drinks :)
Thanks for always paying me a visit and leaving such nice comments, they mean so much to me. Poppy and I are doing well..she is sure growing and the days just seem to fly by much quicker now then ever before.
Have a great day today x
Magie

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Sheri,

What a wonderful gift and so thoughtful of Nel.
Must have been a very special time with the carriage ride and romantic dinner, overlooking the river.
Hope you are enjoying the week

Hugs
Carolyn


Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Sheri,

How thoughtful of Nel and such a special gift for you. Looks like you had a lovely ride and dinner. The rainbow around the sun is certainly a good sign for many happy years ahead!

I appreciate your lovely comment on my post. When I photographed the dolls, I selected two who could be "sisters" posing for a family portrait.

Sending blessings your way.
Debra

IMGIRL said...

Sheri,
Thank you for stopping by blog and commenting on 31 Days of Pink. I am passionate about Pink AND finding a cure for Breast Cancer. I have enjoyed strolling through your lovely blog and I will visit often.

Your newest follower and bloggy friend!
Kim
IMGIRL

Ana said...

How very sweet of Nel...I have never been on a carriage ride but think they are soooo romantic. Sounds like you and your hubby had a wonderful time.

Hugs and Kisses,
❤Ana

Linda Primmer said...

Hi Sheri, yes I have been on a carriage ride. They are lovely and so romantic. In fact, I have been on that very same carriage. Nel was very generous with your gift.

Mary Smither said...

What a beautiful place! Horse and carriage rides are always fun.

Lila Moonlight said...

Wow such a great gift, so nice of her! I had a horse carriage experience many years back, I really want to try the Central Park one : ) It looks like you had the perfect day : ) Have a lovely Sunday : )