Monday, September 3, 2012

Scrapbook Retreat-Thanksgiving 2011

So, last year I got the WHOLE WEEK of Thanksgiving off and decided to go on two little trips.  This would be trip 1:
I went to the Scrapbook Retreat House in Rockport, Texas which is pretty close to Corpus Christi.  It's got a very beachy, small-town vibe.  The house is about 5 minutes from the actual city.
We mostly stay at the house and scrapbook (and ok, surf the internet) when we're there.  But my friend Kristi and I LOVE books so we checked out the local book store.  Love the name-Lori's Book Nook.  I love supporting local bookstores so I think I found a book or two.
The reason we went into town was to visit Enchantments, a scrapbook store.  They offered a coupon on Groupon and I wanted to get my money's worth.  The coupon had actually expired but they gave me the credit for it.  Loved it!  A bit pricey, and not a huge selection but still a nice scrapbook store for such a small town.
Rockport's little "downtown" area... I wanted to look more around but it didn't seem to be on the agenda.
Then we headed to Panjo's.  Kristi and her mom love their pizza.
Doesn't it just look delicious??  And it was!!!!  It was so good, I ate that pizza for the next 2-3 meals. :)

These were some of the scrapbooking pages I made while I was at the retreat house from my England trip.
Kristi and I found these while we were at the Walmart getting some groceries.  They're $2 and sooooo worth it!  So good!  At the scrapbook house we stay up til the wee hours of the morning scrappin, laughin, drinkin, etc.  It's such a cool getaway!
And another page...
Not bad, huh?  Thought of that one on my I do most of these.  This was a seafood restaurant Kristi and I ate at in Boston from 1000 Places to See Before You Die (the name of my scrapbook, too).
I really got a lot of pages done...geez!
And this is the backyard of the Retreat House.  It's huge!
And the view of the little lake from our scrapbook room.  I went back in March and I think I took some extra pictures that I'll have to post.  This scrapbook stay was such a nice getaway for the busy holiday season came!  I went home for Thanksgiving dinner with my family and friend after this... Then Heather and I took off for NEW ORLEANS!!  And that's what you'll see next time....... :)  Safe travels!!


  1. That trip looks like it was so much fun. I love the idea of scrapbooking for two days and then going to enjoy Thanksgiving. I cook the Thanksgiving dinner so I won't get to do this until my kids take that task over many years from now. Hope you come to California to visit my scrapbook retreat house, Rabbit Hill Ranch Retreats located in Fallbrook, CA (between San Diego & Los Angeles, CA).

  2. Wow...This is what i have been looking for and you have done a great job. Beautiful cards.
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  3. This beautiful bookstore is iwned by my best friend and was destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. Could you please share and help to rebuild this Roxkport treasure.