Friday, June 1, 2018

Paradise: Tales of the Traveling Totes #15, Giveaway

Welcome! It's time for another instalment of the Tales of the Traveling Totes - #15! Not familiar with the Traveling Totes? You can catch up by reading how it all started, here, and my personal tales with Miss Luna C and Miss Charley C here. Be sure to read to the end of this post for another great giveaway, this time a MacKenzie-Childs Flower Market globe vase.

My theme for this update is paradise. There's two kinds of paradise for this Panoply chick:

First , there's pickin' paradise, as in shopping. If you're ever in the capital city of  Charleston, WV, our Capitol Market is a must stop. It has both indoor and outdoor farm goodness and specialty shops, tucked away in a turn of the century train station. This was where I shopped for my regional taste swap with my tote tribe member, Sarah, back in early March.
Pickin' paradise was also experienced in late March with my Panoply sisters. We headed over to Ohio to do the best kind of pickin' - vintage and antique pickin'!
But the best paradise of all? This one pictured below - tropical paradise!
The first photo op after customs (where no cameras are allowed!) was in the Grand Cayman Owen Roberts International airport, just before baggage claim.
Miss Luna C was my daily pack mule from the condo to the lounge chairs. Here, I was taking some time to log my dive notes.
Miss Luna C found a baby mermaid wash up from the sea one day - another photo op!
Camana Bay is the newest commercial development on the island, full of retail shops and dining. It was just a short walk away from our condo.
The blue iguana, also known as the Grand Cayman iguana, is now an endangered species endemic to Grand Cayman. Miss Luna C was thrilled to have this photo op, but which iguana pictured is the real one?
Our last night on the island. {Sigh} 
Our family vacation was so much fun, and even more so with one of my son-in-law's creative endeavors of capturing our trip through the music video below he made. With lots of film footage on a GoPro, and even more editing, all put to fun music with great timing, the following was the end result. If you look closely, you'll even see Miss Luna C in the film. 😄 Enjoy!
It's been a little over a month since our trip, and I've been quite busy ever since with my gardening chores...... Life happens!
NOW, ONTO THE GIVEAWAY!
The Traveling Tribe is offering another giveaway. Katie @ Preppy Empty Nester is our giveaway sponsor this time. One lucky reader who leaves a comment on Katie's June 1 post will have their name thrown into the hat for an opportunity to win the following:
Where have all the other Traveling Tote tribe members been lately? Check them out at the links conveniently located below to see.

Debbie with Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths
Emily with Miss Courtney Childs@ The French Hutch
Jackie with Miss Madi K @ Purple Chocolat Home
Jenna with Miss Coquille @The Painted Apron
Katie with Miss Daisy @ Preppy Empty Nester
Lia with Miss Scarlett @ Cici's Corner
Linda P with Miss Lola @ Life and Linda
Patti with Miss Kenzie and Miss Taylor @ Pandora's Box
Ricki Jill with Countess de Monet @ The Sketchy Reader
Rita with Miss Luna C @ Panoply (you are here!)
Sarah with Miss Merri Mac @ Hyacinths for the Soul