Thursday, February 4, 2016
....If you find yourself in the Blowing Rock area I highly suggest you visit Moses Cone Park....
"Moses Cone Park at Milepost 294 near Blowing Rock, North Carolina, is a popular destination in its own right, and the 25 miles of carriage roads on the former estate
offer plenty of opportunities for a hike."
You can see there on the top of the hill the Moses Cone Manor. You can access it from the Blue Ridge Parkway or walk up the carriage trails to get to it. We have been many times. It's a beautiful view from the top.
"Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, near Blowing Rock, North Carolina on the Blue Ridge Parkway, preserves the country estate of Moses Cone, a prosperous textile entrepreneur, conservationist, and philanthropist of the Gilded Age. Its centerpiece is Flat Top Manor, a gleaming white 20-room, 13,000 square foot mansion built in 1901 in the grand Colonial Revival style."
High Winds there on the Dam Breast
Beautiful Day in the Mountains of NC
Monday, February 1, 2016
"Explore Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock, an 87-acre resort within walking distance of a quaint mountain village, neighboring a 3,600-acre National Park and surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina."
One of our favorite spots at the Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock NC was the Fire Pit. If you go you will find this delightful location just outside the Timberlake's Restaurant. Be sure and secure a drink from the bar before you venture out.
"At the turn of the 20th century, it was known for its natural beauty and therapeutic qualities. It is fitting that in Cherokee, Chetola means "Haven of Rest." Today it spans 87 magnificent acres in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and has come to be known as a world-class resort."
|I like this photo because you can see the fire in the glass. Did I plan this? |
Of course not:-)
|...Erica enjoying her glass of wine...|
|....Me, yep I was talking during the photo...:-)|
If you go to the resort be sure and spend some time with a glass of wine by the Fire Pit.
Happy Travels Everyone!
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
521 SOUTH MAIN STREET
One place Gale and I knew we had to visit was the bakery in Old Salem. I have enjoyed the Moravian cookies over the years but everyone has told me I had to try the sugar cake.
Look at all the temptations....Yummy:-)
Happy Travels Everyone!
Saturday, January 23, 2016
I found this poster on Twitter. It reminded me of one of my worst travel experiences.
I have not been on a plane for years. For the most part, my flying adventures have been just fine. There is only one that stands out and that is when I was stuck in the middle seat next to a smelly guy by the window. I thought the flight would never end. He looked clean but smelled of extremely dirty/soiled, jeans. The smell was nauseating and I had to endure it for 3 hours. Ugh!
As I look over this chart I find one that would make me angry. The one where the person puts his feet between the seats. I have never seen this but I would have to say something if I were minding my own business and someone put their feet on my shoulder.
What is your worst travel experience? Which one fo the actions on the photo would bother you the most? I would love to hear you stories.
Friday, January 22, 2016
Shopping with Gail in Old Salem...
"Built as a store to serve the whole community, the building had been converted into a residence by the early 20th century with a raised roof and restyled. Built of rubble stone but covered in flat stucco with false joints, it again appears as if it were made from cut stone."
T. Bagge: Merchant is still the ‘community store,’ but now for Old Salem Museums & Gardens.
This historic shop offers visitors a unique opportunity to purchase
distinctive merchandise from tradesmen, craftsmen, and select vendors.
T. Bagge also offers a large array of educational children’s toys and books.OldSalem.org
I bought a few to take home.
This is one of the shops we were in. Pretty:-)
Another fun day in Old Salem.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Gail and I did visit this church for a Sunday service. It was lovely.
A. Butner Hat Shop
Stone walkways. Beautiful
I loved the tile roofs. Such detail...
Sunday, January 10, 2016
I love to take photos of doors and windows. I don't know why.
Here a few from our trip to Old Salem along with door and window quotes...
“People say that eyes are windows to the soul.”
― Khaled Hosseini,
|"A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time"|
“Some live, some survive but others merely exist.
Live to unlock closed doors”
― Ikechukwu Joseph,
“The past is a window to look through; not a room to stay in.”
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”
― Helen Keller
“Deception sneaks in through the window of pride.”
― Evinda Lepins
“If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door”
“Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realising you were the prisoner!”
― Max Lucado
Calmly, in the precious present, be a light for love and wisdom in the window on your world.