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Beauty all around us.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010      5 comments

We all go on vacation and take lovely pictures. I am no exception. I just love to travel and see new places and things. DH and I had a great time on Mackinac Island, and riding the trails in VA and NC. But how often do we take the time to se... Read more

2010 Castleberry Reunion

Tuesday, October 26, 2010      4 comments

Once again it is family reunion time. We started this 4 years ago so MIL could get most of her family together once a year. Even though she is no longer with us, DH decided to have it again this year so we got together last Saturday. There we... Read more

The drive home

Saturday, October 16, 2010      4 comments

Our quilt retreat came to an end Sunday after lunch. It was a beautiful day so DH decided we would take a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway and see some of the trails he had run while I was sewing. What a beautiful drive it turned out to be. ... Read more

Camp Cheerio Quilt Retreat

Saturday, October 16, 2010      8 comments

We finished up our ride Thursday about lunch, had a picnic lunch at the trail head before heading off to Camp Cheerio. It is about an hour drive and thanks to Constance (our GPS) we took the scenic route. We arrived about 3 and I could just fe... Read more

New River Trail, Galax to Fries Junction

Thursday, October 14, 2010      6 comments

Thursday morning would have to be a short ride. We were due at the quilt retreat between 3 and 4, and it was about an hour drive. So we decided to just ride from Galax since the hotel was about 1/2 mile from the trail head. We had ridden thi... Read more

New River Trail, Foster Falls to Dora Junction

Wednesday, October 13, 2010      6 comments

We finished up the VA Creeper trail Tuesday and left for our next B&B in Fries, but it was closed and locked up. So we went to Galax and got a room. That caused us to re-arrange our rides a bit, so Wed we decided to go to Foster Falls and ride... Read more

VA Creeper trail

Tuesday, October 12, 2010      3 comments

In 2007 the members of the Quilt Forum on Garden Web Home Site decided we wanted to get together and actually meet one another. So, one of them set up a retreat at Camp Cheerio in Roaring Gap, NC. We arrive on Thursday afternoon and stay till... Read more

Project Linus Quilts

Tuesday, October 12, 2010      10 comments

I had another quilt retreat in NC this past week so DH and I took another trip. We went to VA and finished riding the VA Creeper Trail, and almost road all the New River Trail before my quilt retreat started on Thursday (more on those later). ... Read more

Mackinac Island, MI - part 5, saying goodbye

Tuesday, September 07, 2010      10 comments

There are many more lovely places and sights on Mackinac. I have not mentioned the fudge. There are at least 12 shops and they all make wonderful fudge. We bought a slice every evening after dinner to enjoy with coffee in our room. Chocolate... Read more

Mackinac Island, MI - part 4, hiking around

Monday, September 06, 2010      9 comments

Mackinac Island is full of "roads" and trails that can be hiked, cycled, or ridden on horseback. We didn't get to all of them, but did get over 20 miles in. Some of them were horse trails and a bit to mucky for my liking. Read more

Mackinac Island, MI - part 3, forts and other sights.

Monday, September 06, 2010      7 comments

We visited many interesting places on the island. I'm glad they are making such an effort to maintain their historical and natural attractions. The first one we visited was Arch rock. Read more

Mackinac Island, MI - part 2, cycling around

Friday, September 03, 2010      3 comments

Tuesday was our second day on the island. We rented bikes and rode every day, but I will combine all the ride pictures here. It is 8 miles to ride all the way around, and if I put all my pictures together there may be a complete picture of the... Read more

Mackinac Island, MI - part 1, getting acquainted

Thursday, September 02, 2010      7 comments

DH and I spent last week on Mackinac Island for our 30th anniversary. What a wonderful place! No cars (well, there is 1 ambulance, 1 police car and some earth moving equipment), only horses, bicycles and walking). The island is 8 miles around... Read more

Thank you so much.

Monday, July 19, 2010      1 comments

Thanks you everyone for the the prayers, kind messages, goodies, and cards following the loss of my dear MIL. I will be sending personal notes in the near future, but wanted everyone to know how much I appreciate your thoughts and prayers. DH ... Read more

My dear Mother-in-law

Friday, July 09, 2010      17 comments

Just after lunch today the hospital called to tell DH to come in. My dear mother-in-law finished her battle today and is now at peace. These past 2 weeks have been a real struggle for her. It has been hard to see her so uncomfortable and dist... Read more

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