Wednesday, November 12, 2008

We're Back!!

We’ve just returned from a wonderful visit to North Carolina to see our daughter, Amy, son-in-law and “granddog”. The autumn colors were at their finest and the entire trip was lovely from beginning to end.

Our son-in-law is the Provost of Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina. We visited the campus which was blazing with fall colors and enjoyed seeing his office, shopping at the bookstore and attending a lecture by a visiting writer.

Their home is in a wooded community of small acreages on Lake Hickory. This is a view of the driveway. Their log home is nestled in the trees completely secluded from the street. We felt like we were the only ones in the “big house in the little woods!” It was beautiful!!

Amy and our granddog, Virginia, start each morning with a walk in the woods and by the lake. They took me with them and I thoroughly enjoyed the sights and the company.

Walking on those trails with the colorful trees and crisp air was a devotional in itself because I couldn’t help but rejoice that our precious Creator had provided such a beautiful world for our enjoyment. Everything around me was a testament to Him.

We took a trip to Virginia to visit our son-in-law's family in Patrick County. We drove part of the Blue Ridge Parkway and visited Mabry’s Mill.

Later in the week, Amy took us to visit the small mountain town of Blowing Rock, which is the inspiration for Jan Karon’s Mitford. It was such a pretty place nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We also visited the Blowing Rock but, since none of us are very comfortable with heights, we declined to take the small walkway out to the rock itself!!

We also visited a great quilt shop in Granite Falls which you can shop online. I'll save the quilt shop for my next post!

Oh, yes, and we took the ghost tour in Asheville!!! I have pictures from that as well!!

Have a lovely day. Thanks for visiting!


Linda said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time Karen. Those photo's are stunning, I love the one of the Mill. Yes His creation is wonderful and in Fall I always think what an amazing artist He is.

Paula said...

Beautiful pics. We do have an amazing Creator and He is my Father. How special is that????

Perry said...

These are gorgeous pictures of gorgeous places! Have never been in that part of the country, but I sure would like to go. I can see where it would give you some very peaceful feelings. Thanks for sharing this experience!

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