Wednesday, June 21, 2006

A Day in the Life at Penny's Place

LOL, no you're not reading the same journal you already visited.  This is Penny, Penny`s Place, and me at the Alive Festival in Ohio.

After a near mishap with my car, I MADE it...whoo hoo.  Just a hop, skip and jump from my home.  Not quite two hrs.

Penny is just as sweet and funny as she is in her journal....a true delight to spend time with.

We had to modify our plans a bit.  We weren't able to hit Amish country because of my renting a car but had a great lunch at TGIF's and then took in the lovely scenery in her area.  Lots of beautiful parks and, of course, a pic in front of the hall of fame.

  Since I'm in Penny's, Penny, you get to me in mine.

The festival was out of this world fun.  We finally did manage to get someone to take pictures of us together but here's one I took of us together.  Cracks me up because it took several tries to get this.

          

One of the biggest suprises and a hightlight of the day was actually getting to meet and get an autograph from Brian Littrell of the Back Street Boys.  LOL... Penny, he is a doll.  He was way too cute.  Penny went back to her house to change and, of course, switch her purse (of which she has a huge collection, as some of you know.)  She had no pen or paper for an autograph (which is so untypical "Penn").  Of course, I had paid bills in my purse.  Penny got her autograph on the back of my phone bill.  Mine was on my garbage disposal bill.  Brian seemed to get a kick out of the two of us and patiently let us snap some pictures.

 Of course, I was snapping away while Penny was snapping away with her camera phone.

And I got a special gift from Penny.  As some of you know, she makes beaded bracelets and other crafts. Thanks, Penny girl, I absolutely love, love, love it!  Here is a picture of the one she let me pick out.  I couldn't find the zoom on my camera so the picture does do it justice.

        

The last group was Third Day.  What an awesome group they are, totally awesome.  I just read in Penny's journal that they won a grammy in 2003.  I can certainly understand why.

So, the day in my life yesterday was super duper.  Penny is a gem! Now, it is her turn to come to the Steel City and visit some of the art exhibits and galleries and, of course, take a ride on the incline to Mt. Washington. 

Meeting a J-Land friend is an awesome experience.  I only wish the day hadn't gone so fast and we had more time to spend....the day just flew by right before my eyes.

Now, it's back to reality and work again tomorrow.  But what memories I have to take with me.

HUGS & SMILES!!!!!!

             

18 comments:

tpiez4me said...

Yikes...it was almost de ja vuuuuu.....LOL!  Glad you gals got together and had a great time!  Cool bracelet too!
Sharon - http://journals.aol.com/tpiez4me/CoastalComfort

debbiewebb4465 said...

Ahhh Chris this sounds like a WONDERFUL day out together!!! How cool you met up with j'lander Penny!!!! Love the photo's and the bracelet is gorgeous!! What a great entry :-)
big hugs to you ((((((((chris))))))))
love always Debbie ~xxxxx~
http://journals.aol.com/debbiewebb4465/TheLifeTimesofanEssexGirl

chat2missie said...

I'm so glad you guys had a great time!
Missie
http://journals.aol.com/chat2missie/MissiesUpsideDownWo

jeadie05 said...

What a lovely day you too had together ,your bracelet is lovely ,I hope the near mishap you had wasnt too serious ,....Jan xx

sazzylilsmartazz said...

Hi Chris and Penny!
This is a just too cool entry. Sounds like you're both having a great time.
Brian Littrell is mouth watering!
Big hugs to both of you,
Dianna

xxroxymamaxx said...

Chris!  What a wonderful thing.  I just loved reading about it and you two look so happy.  Awesome and what a beautiful bracelet. Hugs and GBU, Shelly

queenb8261 said...

Beautiful Chris and Penny.  I read the entry Penny made yesterday. Laughed about Brian autographing the bills.  What a fun day you all had.  
Hugs, Barb

sugarsweet056 said...

My 2nd look today at the pics. LOL You gals had a ball, I'm so happy for you! :)
Hugs, Sugar

jckfrstross said...

i am so glad you both had a good time:)

Deb

pennietoonz said...

(((CHRIS)))
I had so much fun....meeting you, meeting Brian,,,seeing that great concert....!!! I am laughing at those pics because 1) My bra strap keeps showing and 2.) I see the row of port-a-potties behind us in the pic you took of us together. ROFL.
It is not nearly as nice of a day today...rainy, but it`s stopped, so hopefully tonight`s concert goers won`t get wet. Thanks again. It was a happy day! :0)
Love ya,
pen
http://journals.aol.com/pennietoonz/PennysPlace

am4039 said...

so happy you had a great time.

kdcutie26 said...

I am so jealous right now that I could cry.  You girls are so lucky, and you both look so darn cute.  I just wish I could have met Brian.  I just had to show my co-worker.  I am trying to hold back the tears.  I love you guys.
KJ

luddie343 said...

Chris and Penny, what a smile-making, exhilarating pair of life-lovers!  Here's to you both!!  Hugs, Cathy http://journals.aol.com/luddie343/DARETOTHINK/  

lawsonladies said...

Wow Chris!
It sounds like you and Penny had such an awesome day!  I'm so happy you were able to go!  I love the pictures of you both!  That is so funny about the autograph's from Brian!  I just laughed & laughed while reading your story!  I did get to meet Lisa Jo on Memorial Day, but for just a few minutes, and you are right, it is way cool to meet a J-lander in person!  I wish we all could meet!  I'm glad you had a great day!  You sure deserved it, my friend!
Love, Linda

queeniemart said...

Oh you both are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I actually thought of the two of you while i laid in the darn hospital bed.....i am so tickled you got to meet and had such a good time together and a bit jealous. I am a few hrs from Penny so maybe some day we can all meet....wouldnt that be awesome.
I need to go to Penny's journal now!
love you so!!
lisa

bmorrrick said...

What an awesome experience for both of you!  It's so wonderful to hear about J-Landers finally getting to meet....you make friends here and feel so close to people, it's nice to keep hearing from people that it's so awesome to finally meet, and no one is disappointed....everyone keeps saying how wonderful the experience is!  The bracelet she made is just beautiful!!  Two talented ladies!

Take Care,
~Bilinda~

sassydee50 said...

Chris~Glad you tow got to meet. Now I want one of those braccelets or anklets! ALIVE is the best cause! Don't make it over much, you you always on my favs of J-Land list! ;-) God Bless you & your difficult daughter, ;-) SassyDeb 0;-)

mtrib2 said...

That is wonderful that you got to meet Penny.    The beaded bracelet looks unique and the colors are fantastic.    Your J-land experience has taken on a new meaning actually meeting someone in person.    Wishing you a good 4th of July!   mark