Category Archives: Scenery

House Progress Part II + Fall + Lauren

The painting is finished, but the carpet has been postponed until next week. However, I have moved the first piece of furniture: a bed from Lauren and Jenna’s room, which is going in a room with no carpet. The colors … Continue reading

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Waterfall Tour

Dana and I spent a few days in Brevard, NC in Transylvania County, which is known for its many waterfalls. We went hiking in the Pisgah National Forest and DuPont State Forest to see a few. In the Pisgah National … Continue reading

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Texas Trip

The annual pilgrimage to Texas was in May this year, and as always it was good to see family and friends in Clarksville, Mesquite, Azle, Lubbock, Waco, and Temple. And with all the good food that comes with vacation, at … Continue reading

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Black Balsam Knob

When posting about Camp Cherokee last week, I realized that I never posted anything about our two week vacation to Texas. But that will have to wait as Monday we went up on the Blue Ridge Parkway for Dana’s birthday … Continue reading

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Spring

I think spring has finally won the battle, but it’s been a long time coming. It dropped below freezing the last day of April, but the trend has been upward since, even getting into the 80s a couple of days … Continue reading

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Blue Ridge Parkway—Finally

We’ve been here seven + years and only today made it up on the Blue Ridge Parkway. In some places, there was still a lot of green, in others the trees were completely bare. But it was a nice drive, … Continue reading

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Breaking the Law in New Jersey and Other Adventures

Lauren’s Senior trip was a whirlwind tour of fifteen states between here and New England. From hiking the AT in Vermont to seeing Independence Hall in Philly, we enjoyed history and the great outdoors in several places. We also learned … Continue reading

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Cousins and Snow

The Baileys graced us with their presence again over New Years. It is always a fun whirlwind of puzzles, games, gingerbread house making, and if the weather is nice, time in the woods. Continued construction on a structure in the … Continue reading

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Almost Christmas and Some Catching Up to Do

Time flies when you’re having fun—and gone for 16 days. Since last I’ve posted we’ve gotten some rain, which has put an end to the wild fires. Though while they were around the smoke made for some interesting photos: We’ve … Continue reading

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Smoke

It could be a lot worse, and it hasn’t been that long, but I’m ready for the smoke to move on. But in the meantime, we are looking forward to having Jenna home in a little over a week for Thanksgiving. … Continue reading

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