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Day trip to the Blue Ridge

Friday, August 16, 2013

It was something that we all were longing for, my sister, mother and I.
Oh, how we love the mountains and they were calling us.
It started as a whisper on the Summer breeze and then swirled through our thoughts until it was decided. A road trip!
Mama was also looking forward to eating a meal at a restaurant, that she had been to, many times, with her clubs.

We were not disappointed!
Here we have broiled trout, baked apples, pickled beets, spoon bread and Mama had the mashed potatoes, too. All home made!
Mrs. Rowe's, is known for the best pies, all made from scratch.
We shared a couple pieces of Coconut meringue pie.
It was wonderful and such a treat since Betsy and I limit our sweets.
We all love coffee, and here is Mama enjoying a cup.

With fuel in our tummies for the ride in the higher alltitudes, we were off!

It was a mix of sun and clouds and we stopped at the overlooks where we could see more than fog.
This is my favorite! All the wild flowers and butterflies! A few goldfinches, too!
We even saw several Does and fawns!

Pretty big sister, Betsy. She also was kind enough to drive, as she has the best car, for the trip.

We all needed a get away, after work, heat, deaths and illness of loved ones.
The mountains, to us are a spiritual place. A place to connect and recharge.
I prayed at the overlooks for friends...including Spark friends, and family.
The energy I have gained since my trip, is amazing!
Although Betsy and I did not hike, since Mama is unable to, we got just what we needed.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MUSTANG_SALLY2 8/19/2013 9:08AM

    That area is some of the most beautiful in our country. I'm glad you got away and spent time with your family. Lunch sounds wonderful!


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FUNLOVEN 8/18/2013 11:41AM

    OMG! What a wonderful blog ! ! !

Sometimes it is just a day like this that can rejuvenate us mentally which then spreads to all the other parts of our lives! My mom lived very far from me and now she is gone so a day like this would never have been possible although I often dreamed of one. emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 8/17/2013 9:43PM

    Love the pics, and what a beautiful trip! I'm so glad that you had such a beautiful getaway, my friend!

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MARLINDA5 8/17/2013 2:45PM

    What beautiful and amazing pictures.

Your mom looks so cute and you brought her such happiness taking her on this trip. Your sister is so cute also - great smile.

The food really looks yummy

Thank you for sharing your special day with us.


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SPARKFRAN514 8/17/2013 2:08PM

    Thanks for sharing your fun and memory making trip the food looked great and it was fun seeing your travel buddies. thanks for the prayers know they helped me stay on track this week you are such a special friend. glad you feel better now. make s me more excited for my Sept adventure. thanks again for sharing.

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BILLB000 8/16/2013 10:55PM

    Many of your blogs warm the heart. I have a sense of being there on the journey with all of you. And the photos are wonderful. Thanks for posting this.

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HARROWJET 8/16/2013 9:18PM

    What a lovely way to spend a day together.

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RAINBOWMF 8/16/2013 7:37PM

    Thanks you for sharing your lovely day. Wonderful that you got away and had time to spend with your Mom and sister. Charging your spirit and soul.

You meal looked delicious and the pictures were fanatic,

Hugs Mary

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SUNSHINEGB 8/16/2013 7:22PM

    What a beautiful day trip Chris and lovely scenery. Thank you for sharing and for thinking of praying for us spark friends.

A day like that is cleansing and nourishing, I'm glad you three went together and had an enjoyable time.

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MOM2GEO_JR 8/16/2013 6:59PM

    Thanks sso much for sharing with us. Felt like I was right there. I love VA, TN, OH etc. Next month when the leaves begin to turn I am sure you will be taking another road trip. Looked like you all enjoyed yourselves, and Mama too.


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NELLIEH1 8/16/2013 5:41PM

    Oh, thanks for sharing. We were last in the Blue Ridge Mts. many, many years ago...memories!

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