Thursday, July 29, 2010

Home Sweet Home

There is nothing like it. 

We just returned from a nice vacation with a friend from high school and her husband.  They live near Atlanta, Georgia and every couple of years we plan a trip together.  This time we met in Tennessee and stayed in this cabin for a few days . . .


overlooking this river that had lots of entertaining wildlife around it.


Then we moved on to Cherokee, North Carolina where we stayed here


overlooking the Smoky Mountains.


We took a day trip to the Biltmore house in Asheville and it is truly awesome.  Unfortunately, it rained while we were there and I wasn’t able to get any pictures.  It is a must see if you have never been – a 250 room house built in the late 1800’s and they say it is the largest home in America.

I tried to remember why in the world we planned a vacation in July and was reminded by my husband that it was because we wanted to see the drama “Unto These Hills” in Cherokee and it is only performed from June through August.   The play was absolutely worth it and we learned a lot about the Cherokee history, but I was hoping for some mountain cool air on this vacation.  That didn’t happen.  Oh well, there is always next time and it will definitely be in the spring or fall!

Friday, July 16, 2010




I fell down about half a flight of stairs yesterday.  Oh so sore today!

I feel very lucky that I didn’t break anything and that the entire fall was on my butt and not my head (I have lots more padding there),  but we are leaving in about 4 days for a looooooooong car trip.  Think I’ll go see my doctor to see if he can give me something to make sitting a little easier.  When I think how much worse it could have been, I feel better.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July


Well said!   Have a safe and happy holiday.   Celebrate America.

Saturday, July 3, 2010


from the garden.  I think I see a cobbler in our future!