Thursday, September 1, 2022


 The Tales of the Traveling Totes is a quarterly link party that chronicles the travels and activities of ten women who live all across the United States. Our purpose is to learn how much of the world can 10 average women, carrying the same MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check Tote, see. You can read tales about our adventures on March 1st, June 1st, September 1, and December 1st. I am thrilled to participate with this amazing group of women. At the end of my post, you'll find links to join the other toters and read what they've been doing this quarter. 

In June, Sweet Mister and I hopped in our trusty SUV and headed for  Denver to spend the night and have dinner with old friends. Early the next morning we were up and headed for Aspen to spend the week with another friend. Our agenda was all about fishing again at a private ranch high in the mountains on the back side of Snow Mass. It's a huge property with 22 private lakes. The three of us were the only guests fishing on the entire ranch for the next two days. Sweet Mister and our friend fished, and I once again completely enjoyed photographing as many views as I could capture. I'm going to stop my comments until we hit the road again on the next leg of our journey. Hope you enjoy what I have to share with you. This one is photo intense. Enter at your own scrolling risk.

When we left Aspen, we headed south and west. We drove up, down, and all around Black Canyon. Sweet Mister made frequent stops for me to capture views of this magnificent canyon. The last time we made this journey, I also shot a ton of pics, but half way around the canyon, I realized that I had forgotten to put my memory card in the camera. This was my mulligan. Not too long after exiting the canyon, we were closing in on Lake City. Next it was over a high pass and then on to spend some time with friends who have a wonderful cabin in Creed, Colorado. Creed is a tiny town with a wonderful tight knit community of people who keep the town hopping with one civic activity after another. One evening while we were there we went out to dinner and to their community theatre for a performance of Patsy Kline. It was sensational!

Miss Carrie Ann Hall is pretty much worn slick. She napped through dinner, and she flat out slept through Patsy Kline.

And so my fourth quarter travel comes to an end. We are planning a trip to Washington D.C. this weekend, and I look forward to sharing the sights with you. My trusty camera and I are going to have a great time at my niece's wedding in the Arboretum! Thank you for coming by for a visit. Please, leave me a comment. It's so wonderful to meet each of you! Please, plan to join "The Tales of the Traveling Totes next time. Remember to visit the other hostesses to see what they've been doing this quarter. You'll find links to their websites below. Also be sure to visit our hostess and leave a comment to be entered for our giveaway for this quarter...a marvelous set of MacKenzie-Childs Parchment coasters!

Emily with Miss Courtney ChildsThe French Hutch
 Debbie with Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths 
Patti with Miss Kenzie @ Pandora's Box

***Jenna with Miss Coquille @The Painted Apron

Linda P with Miss Lola @ Life and Linda

Rita with Miss Luna C Panoply

Sarah with Miss Merri Mac @ Hyacinths for the Soul

Jackie and Miss Madi K @ Purple Chocolat Home
Cherry Kay and Miss Carrie Ann Hall  @EntertainingWomen

Thank you for coming by for a visit. Please, leave me a comment. It's so wonderful to meet each of you!  Remember to visit the other hostesses to see what they've been doing this quarter. Plan to join "The Tales of the Traveling Totes next time. We'll see you again on December 1!

Entertaining Women
Entertaining Women

Hello, I'm Cherry Kay I was 40 before I realized that I am an artist. I love to paint, work in clay, rubber stamping, design tablescapes, entertain, and share ideas. I'm an interior designer credentials, but lots of experience.


  1. Colarado is a beautiful state, and your photos are fabulous. Looking forward to seeing photos of your trip to DC with lots of photos of Miss Carie Ann Hall. Happy September !

  2. Looks like a wonderful trip to Colorado Cherry Kay, such beautiful photos! I'm sure you are looking forward to traveling to DC, always a fascinating destination!

  3. Such a beautiful adventure. Lovely views, lakes and more. There is so much beauty in Colorado. I am looking forward to seeing you and Miss Carrie Ann Hall's travels to D.C.
    Happy September.

  4. Fabulous photos of your travels! A place I haven't been! Enjoy your trip to Washington - another fabulous place! Thanks for sharing your travels!

  5. I've loved Colorado summers since childhood. It has always been our escape to cooler temps. Your photos are gorgeous. Looking forward to your DC adventures with Miss Carrie Ann Hall! Happy September!

  6. I've only been to Colorado in the winter, but have heard it's amazing in the summer, and your photos are just stunning! Thank you for the virtual trip and enjoy your trip to DC!

  7. Nice trip through Colorado, Cherry Kay. I've been there In early March and May, and both times it was three seasons in one week's time with how it fluctuated!

  8. Your photos from your Colorado trip are stunning. I enjoyed seeing the scenery through your eyes! I wish I could capture the blue of the lake. It is so pretty. I hope you have a nice Labor Day Weekend with your family and friends!

  9. Colorado is glorious in the summertime! So glad you had a wonderful time.


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