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Beauty all around us.
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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.
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Mackinac Island, MI - part 3, forts and other sights.
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.
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Mackinac Island, MI - part 2, cycling around
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
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.
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
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