After all the stress of dealing with the funeral arrangements, etc. We decided to take a detour and enjoy some of the trip home. We drove the Blue Ridge Parkway through Virginia and North Carolina.
It was BEAUTIFUL :)
|this was pasted to a wall in a bathroom. Very strange. The one dog in the middle a little bit down from that neon green and orange sign looks JUST like Mattie!|
|we saw this and decided to get out and explore :)|
|this was what we had to go through to get down to the creek...|
|we're finally in N.C.!!|
|or...one step the other direction and we're in Virginia again, LOL :0)|
|we stopped in Boone, N.C. and this quilt block was on the side of a shed!|
|these were the neatest little things!!All hand made by a gentleman in Tennessee|
|see the sign!! QUILTS! I had to go check it out....|
|THIS is what I found inside....it was a little alarming until she snored!|
I decided not to wake her up, since she was obviously sleeping so peacefully :) So...I just snapped a few shots...
|this was in the entrance....they do weddings there.|
|For those who don't know it....daisies are my FAVORITE flower :)|
|and off we went toward Grandfather Mountain!|
We saw this waterfall on the way to Grandfather Mountain, but didn't stop until we were coming back down. Since I'll post about Grandfather Mountain in a separate post, I'll go ahead and post the pics from our stop now....
|the boys decided to go ahead and climb and explore. I opted out b/c my back was already messed up.|
|awww, I love this picture :) Daddy showing Ky something :)|
|that is my child! had to put his feet in it!|
It was a great end to our time of exploration. After that we hit the road with a vengeance to get home.