Monday, August 25, 2014


At long last, I close on the sale of my other house today! To celebrate last evening, Mr. Mickey took me to our favorite restaurant, Artisal in Banner Elk, North Carolina.

We had some time to spare so we stopped in Elizabethton, Tennessee along the way.

Elizabethton is home to one of the few remaining wooden covered bridges in the region.

The covered bridge is now used only for foot traffic. The white bridge behind me is used to drive across the river.

Along the river, there are many beautiful old homes dating back to the late 1800's.

Owning one of these homes is a labor of love since constant upkeep and repairs are almost always necessary.

The Veterans Monument is an Elizabethton landmark.

 Another Elizabethton landmark is the old pink jail beside the courthouse. Supposedly if you had to be locked up in a pink jail in the middle of town it would deter you from committing a crime. The plan obviously wasn't very successful since they had to build a much larger new jail nearby.

 Adding more texture to my wardrobe has been my goal for fall. The animal print lace overlay top is a new item at Chico'sThe silver and crystal necklace as well as the travelers black pants are old and also from Chico's. The bag and BCBGeneration heels are old as well. 

Thank you for joining me and Mr. Mickey on this journey through midlife and beyond. 
The second fifty years really are the best!

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Cathryn said...

Very, very nice look on you.

at my dressingtable said...

A chic look Susan love the top !!!.
Always a relief when everything sorted on a house you are selling.
Best wishes to you Susan.

Donna said...

Congratulations on your closing! It's always a relief to have all the papers signed. Hubs asked me if your attic door is a steel fire door. Always the inspector... Love the outfit! You do look good in black as well as blues.

Unknown said...

Hi Susan, I love reading about your little travels it helps me plan and think about our next trip to the US. Elizabethton sounded quite cute, so i googled it - Here's what wiki says about it - Elizabethton is a city in and the county seat of Carter County, Tennessee, United States.[4] Elizabethton is the historical site of the first independent American government (known as the Watauga Association, created in 1772) located west of both the Eastern Continental Divide and the original thirteen British American colonies.

What a great historical town.


eleni said...

Hello from Toronto, Susan. Congratulations on the house closing. We close at the end of this month. Quite emotional, after 28 years in the family home........
Your look is very chic indeed.

Unknown said...

Congratulations Susan on the closing of your house. That can be a very stressful time especially this day and time. You look absolutely beautiful and radiant. Best wishes in your new home. The Tennessee area is very pretty too!

sharon said...

Love the top! Congrats on the house closing. That is something to celebrate!

Anonymous said...

Hello from Melbourne, Australia! Thanks for sharing beautiful photos of the architecture and countryside - love your blog!

meriusa said...

I like the picture of the old wooden covered bridge with you in front.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Beautiful outfit and pictures, Susan. Enjoyed all of the post.