Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bloggy Meetup 2011 - Part 1

So we've officially been home for more than 24 hours now.  Strange how quickly things fall back into "normal".  We had a WONDERFUL trip.  Those of you that have followed along with me may know that I have been on several Bloggy Meetup Trips.  This year's trip was to Blowing Rock, NC

C and I started out at 3:30 a.m.  We were nearly through Pennsylvania when daylight took over.  The scenery was awesome.  We took so many photos of the drive itself!

 We had decided to rent a car and were supposed to get a Ford Escort.  When C picked it up, there were no cars available, so we got a 2012 Mustang Convertible!  We agreed that once the temperature reached at least 60 we would put the top down.  We saw a nice exit for New River Gorge, so we pulled off for a "pit" stop.  We couldn'nt have picked a more beautiful spot!  There was a center, exhibits and many walking paths.  If there had been more time we definetely would have visited longer.

C and I at the overlook

The underside of the bridge.  I am not sure I wanted to see this part knowing I would be driving over it with the top down!

So we put the top down and headed out again!

Crazy New Yorkers!

C loved these tunnels....ALOT!
We drove and drove and drove.  We made it all the way through West Virginia in what seemed like 15 days.  Our trip-tik had us going through a bit of Virginia and then into North Carolina....but....Mrs. Garmin had other ideas for us and we took the "backway" in and ended up going through Tennesee.  It's always better to think you may be lost with someone else in the car!  The road was two lanes and VERY CURVY and in the woods with a creek along side of us and NO guardrails.  I am beginning to think other states don't believe in guardrails!  At one point we came upon a man trying to catch his horse that was walking down the street!  I so wanted to take a photo, but honestly I'm not sure who looked more surprised me or the horse. 

Hours later when we finally arrived at the mountain area we got a tad lost and had to call Girlville to guide us into the right part of the mountain to find the house!  It was BEAUTIFUL!!!!!  We were the second car to arrive and it was so fun to be greeted and helped into the house.  We had wine and cheese while we waited for the others to arrive.  Once everyone had arrived we sat down to some of Girlville's awesome Chili!  Then we did what we all do best...TALK and TALK and TALK!

Our awesome host and hostess!!!!
Most of the group.  Shanny and Pam were missing at this point.
More coming up!!!


Sandy said...

you two were styling in that car! I just want to say that your daughter is as sweet as she is beautiful. I'm so glad I got to meet her finally and so so so happy to see you again!

C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

Oh that looks beautiful and sounds like such a fun time, already! I will stop saying it, but I wish I was with you guys this year too!

Magnolia Sun said...

I wish we were still there! I agree with Sandy's comment.


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