Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day

 We took a drive over the mountain to visit one of our favorite towns today. We enjoy the village of Blowing Rock, North Carolina very much.

I know from experience that it is normally about ten degrees cooler there so I wore a Chico's sweater from last year over my Simple Comfort Covered Perfectly top and Chico's cropped pants. The shoes are from BBGenration via Ross. The necklace was a long-ago gift from Mr. Mickey.

On our way out of town, we stopped by the VA to say, thank you. My emotions overwhelm me each time I stand on this hallowed ground. The tears are inevitable as I stand there surrounded by white stones and small flags as far as the eye can see.

Since my childhood, the view of Grandfather Mountain has been one of my favorites.

At the base of the Grandfather is Tynecastle which includes a village of shops, a bank, and restaurants. There are also fabulous summer homes built from stone which we occasionally catch a glimpse of. These incredible stone homes have a splendid view of the mountain. 

The village of Blowing Rock also has a few stone buildings.

Mr. Mickey loves to be the hero and buy jewelry for me. That bag holds a couple of new pairs of earrings including these.

The photo below was snapped on Main Street in front of the park.

I tried on this gorgeous Iradj Moini necklace from Finely House Couture.

 Now you know some of the many reasons why we love Blowing Rock so much. 

Along the drive back home we caught a glimpse of many waterfalls. I snapped this photo from the car because of all the rocks and moss with water dripping from it.

At first glance you would think this boulder had fallen onto the road, however, it has always been here in this curve.

A testament to the strong will to survive is this rhododendron that appears to be growing straight from the rock. 

We also enjoy stopping by the Grill at the Eseeola Lodge at Linville Golf Club for a glass of wine while we take a break from the long drive home.

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