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There and Back Again with apologies to Bilbo Baggins

Wednesday, July 28, 2010      3 comments

Yes, we are home, and I wish we weren't (home that is). We left low 80s and high 60s for 94 feels like 104 and 79. That's a pretty crummy swap as far as I am concerned. I must admit that I do like my own bed at home better than the one in the 5t... Read more

Driving Home

Sunday, July 25, 2010      0 comments

Drove for 8 hours today. We are in Jacksonville area tonight. Tomorrow we have about 5 hours to drive. I am looking forward to this trip being done tomorrow.... Read more

Back to Moses Cone

Saturday, July 24, 2010      0 comments

Today we went back to Moses Cone and walked on some of their trails for a couple hours. Then we went back to the Museum/Shop to finish up our gift shopping for our son and his family. There was a wood turner there who was creating a number... Read more

Shopping in Boone, NC

Friday, July 23, 2010      0 comments

Our day started out with a visit to the Daniel Boone Gardens. They were interesting. I think they would have been better in the spring or fall. After that was a shop 'til you drop day. We walked up one side of main street and down the othe... Read more

Grandfather's Mountain

Thursday, July 22, 2010      0 comments

Today we went to Grandfather's Mountain. We saw bears, eagles, cougars, deer and otters in their natural habitat. It was really a pretty nice zoo. Most of the animals had been injured and were there to save them. We also walked over a a mi... Read more

5 Mile Hike in the Mountains

Wednesday, July 21, 2010      0 comments

Today we hiked 5 miles in the mountains. 1.5 miles downhill from Moses Cone's Manor to Bass Lake. 1 Mile around Bass Lake. 2.5 miles back to Moses Cone via a different route. This evening I am really tired, but I feel good about that. ... Read more

Travel Day

Monday, July 19, 2010      0 comments

Today we traveled from Natural Bridge, VA. to Boone, NC. It took about 3.5 hours and really wasn't that bad of a trip. When we arrived, we went to a pottery store where the artisan was on site. I had found him online, and his pottery really look... Read more

Sunday, Day of Rest

Sunday, July 18, 2010      0 comments

Borrowing a quote from the Bible, we are resting today. Tomorrow we are going to travel from Lexington, VA to Boone, NC. It will be about a 4 hour trip, I understand, and it will take us from an elevation of a little over 1000 ft. to over 3000 f... Read more

Farmer's Market Day 2

Saturday, July 17, 2010      1 comments

We went to another Farmer's Market today. We hit one last Wednesday and were very happy with the results so we decided to do it again today. Again the results were very gratifying. We got some fresh sweet corn on the cob, fresh picked tomatoes, ... Read more

Monticello and Natural Bridge, VA

Friday, July 16, 2010      0 comments

Today I posted some new pictures on my SparkPage. They are of Monticello and Natural Bridge. These two places were very memorable. 1st Monticello was memorable because of the beautiful house, but also because of the beautiful garden. I have neve... Read more

Monticello

Thursday, July 15, 2010      0 comments

WOW!!! We spent the day at Monticello today, and I was really impressed. We took 3 guided tours. One was of the house itself. The second one was of the gardens, and the third tour was of the Plantation Community (the relation of slavery to the w... Read more

What we did on vacation today

Wednesday, July 14, 2010      1 comments

Today we did a number of things in and around Lexington, VA. 1st we went to WalMart and did a little shopping and got some cash so we could go to the Farmer's Market. Second we went to the Farmer's Market and bought some really great bread... Read more

24 Hours in the BlueRidge Mountains

Tuesday, July 13, 2010      0 comments

We have been in VA now for 24 hours. We haven't done too much extra, but I have to say this is really a beautiful area. The mountains, the horse pastures, the wildflowers, everything about this area is beautiful. In addition, we have found the ... Read more

This and That

Sunday, July 11, 2010      2 comments

This morning I weighed, and I have lost 2/10 of a pound...down from 200.6 to 200.4. Well, I guess that is some improvement. Like to see more tomorrow morning. Tomorrow morning we are leaving for Natural Bridge, VA. That is the second stop ... Read more

200.6

Saturday, July 10, 2010      5 comments

I weighed this morning just to see how much damage I did in the last three days and how much damage control I was going to have to exert. I was pleasantly surprised. I was expecting 3-5 pounds gain, and I wound up with one pound gain. I only hav... Read more


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