North Carolina Mountains

We are on our way to the North Carolina mountains and I wanted to share a few pics from last years trip.

Last year, Chris, our oldest son, Graham, and I went through Georgia to pick up my mother.

Our oldest and only daughter, Ivey, along with husband Kyle and our two granddaughters, Emerson and Tabatha joined us in Linville at a home we had rented for the family. Our youngest son, Mason and his wife Becky were unable to join us, having recently moved and  both with new jobs.

This year, Graham and his new wife Jamie were unable to come, starting their new life together and Graham beginning a new job.

Chris and I stopped to pick up my mother again. Along with Ivey, Kyle, Em and Tab, Mason and Becky are able to come up this year and we are all very excited. The grand girls have grown quite a bit since these pictures.

I hope that you and your loved ones can get away for a family trip!

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This was our view of Grandfather Mountain from the home we rented in Linville Ridge. The weather was beautiful!

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Chris and me in front of Moses Cone home in Blowing Rock.

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L-.R Emerson, Graham, Ivey and Tabatha

at Lowes Grocery Store

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Ivey, Kyle, Emerson and little Tabatha after crossing

the Mile High Bridge

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Mama and me on the Mile High Bridge on Grandfather Mountain

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            Graham playing his guitar on the deck

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View from Wiseman’s View of the Linville River at the bottom of Linville Gorge.

🍁This year we are going up a week early hoping to see more nature and less crowds.  We just want to take our time and enjoy each other and make some more great memories  🍂

Fall in Florida

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Finally…alfresco in Florida again!

Fall finally acknowledged Florida with a slight nod this week with cooler temperatures and low humidity.  My husband and I ate outside for lunch today and celebrated with a glass of Kendall Jackson Chardonnay. It was marvelous!

Chris grilled us some nice beef loin steaks accompanied with Fresh Market’s ‘Anything Goes’ sauce. 

I oven roasted vegetables from Fresh Market and served with white sauce.

We opened up the house and he played us some Vivaldi while we dined. Once again, it was marvelous!