Monday, October 12, 2015

Leaf Peeping in North Carolina

 Finding a great pair of jeans that have just the right amount of fading and a fit that last all day makes the search worthwhile!

I wore my new smooth-fit slim ankle jeans from J.Jill for the first time On Sunday. I paired them with a faux suede jacket from Chico's, an old long sleeve white tee, and a large square scarf.

Each fall we look forward to a long ride into the mountains of North Carolina along the Blue Ridge Parkway to enjoy the changing of the leaves.

On this day, we stopped in Blowing Rock for lunch at the Six Pence Pub and then sat in the park with our scoop of ice cream from Kilwin's. (That is a requirement if you are visiting Blowing Rock!) On this Sunday, there was a live concert by the Watauga Community Band.

We were joined by at least a million other people who had the same idea on this beautiful fall day. That means parking was almost impossible! We had to resort to one of our secret spots off a side street.

Half way through the day and my new jeans are holding up to my fit-test really well! No sagging seat and constant pulling up of these jeans! 

After lunch, we continued our journey toward Grandfather Mountain and Linville.

Grandfather Mountain has it's own weather system. It can be covered in clouds when the rest of the area is enjoying clear blue skies.

The Linn Cove Viaduct was the last section of the Blue Ridge Parkway to be completed. Breathtaking views can be enjoyed from every angle as you travel across this marvel of engineering.

Going for a walk in the woods in the fall has been a joy for me ever since childhood.

This scarecrow in Newland was made from lampshades! Mr. Mickey said to tell you he has never ever, worn one of these on his head at a party. I don't believe him, do you?

At the end of a long day of traveling, the J.Jill jeans still fit the same as they did this morning!

You can tell from this photo that I just folded the square scarf into a triangle and then draped it across my shoulders. When I put the jacket on it holds the scarf in place so that I don't have to tie it at all. 

Thank you for joining us on this journey through midlife and beyond.The second fifty years are truly the best!

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