Country Living...Island Dreaming

May 3, 2017

Take Me Away - April Recap

It's May, my favorite month!  Well, it would be my favorite if my son didn't have to deal with seasonal allergies.  I hope the trees bloom quickly!

We just returned from an amazing trip to Grand Cayman and I am heading off to Martha's Vineyard this month!  Sure, it sounds like I am quite the jet-setter (lol) but after that I probably won't go anywhere for like, a year...

Anyway, last month you linked up some beautiful places!  If you missed reading any of them, here is a recap...

Bonnie from Living With Thanksgiving took us away for a beautiful afternoon in the state of Alabama...

Wow, what a gorgeous stroll through the arboretum!  I think I would be enlarging some of these photos to hang on my walls! 

Tanya from The Other Side of the Road shared some exciting stories from her family trip to Orlando!
Travel Tuesday - Disney Tips
Orlando 2017 Grand Marshall
Orlando - Universal

All of her trip reports were filled with tips and valuable information so be ready to take some notes.  Also, be sure to read her "Grand Marshall" post - what a memorable experience that must have been!

Pam from Everyday Living took us "far away" on a castle tour...
The Ruins of a Castle Far, Far Away

It's truly amazing that these structures are still standing.  What beautiful countryside and charming villages to go along with the tour!

Carole from the blog, From My Carolina Home took us to the lovely Lake Lure...
Lake Lure and Tryon Drive

A perfect day out in a beautiful area!  

Carole from From My Carolina Home also gave us a taste of life in the mountains...
Mountain Living - Removing a Tree

What a project to remove a massive tree!  I don't know how anyone can get anything done with those views.  I would be stopping to stare all day!

Susan from Our French Oasis took us to follow along on a renovation...

If you are like me, you can never get enough "before and afters"!  You wouldn't believe how this beauty started out!

Thank you to everyone who stops by each month!  Whether you are here to link up your own posts or to read others, we always enjoy having you!

Please remember to stop by 
this Friday, May 5th 
for the next Take Me Away Link Party!
(The party officially opens Thursday at 7:00 p.m. EST 
so get your travel posts ready!)

Looking forward to seeing you then!
I'd love for you to follow along so you don't miss a post!



  1. As usual, I love your link up! Thanks for the feature!

  2. Great series, Shelley. That kitchen is to die for!!! Have a wonderful week.

  3. Thanks, Shelley, for doing this monthly linkup. I'll have a new trip to share on the next one!

  4. Shelley, I have been on a much needed trip, sorry I am late! Thanks so much for the party and featuring my travels!

  5. Your opening paragraph caught my eye. I also just returned from Grand Cayman and am heading to Cape Cod next week!! My daughter got married in GC and we cruised thru the area, also stopping in Roatan, Cozumel and Belize. It was our second time in GC. I also go to the Cape Quite often as I used to live there. I hop you are planning on visiting the victorian cottages in the "campground" while you are on MV! Enjoy, it's a lovely getaway!!

  6. Love this post. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your wonderful post at #OverTheMoon. I look forward to what you will share next week! Like someone in person today! We hope you’ll come back again next Sunday when we open our doors at 6:00 PM EST. Pinned and tweeted!


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