We are here in North Carolina with two beautiful boys and their beautiful parents in a beautiful cabin surrounded by trees and flowers. It is a sort of heaven. Right now just the boys are with us as Vergil is working and Jessie is running some errands. The internet isn't the best here so Vergil had to go back to their place but he'll be back this evening.
Our trip up was mostly uneventful except for one major carnival of errors and technical insanity to the point where we had two GPS programs going, both on audio, while I was trying to figure out what was wrong with my phone which was playing music and I couldn't get it off, AND Mr. Moon was reading a map while driving, AND we couldn't get the GPS audio off, AND then we passed about the ten thousandth brand new Dollar General Store we'd seen on the way up and I couldn't handle it and I made an obscene gesture to it and both of us starting laughing so hard we couldn't breathe and we were exactly and entirely the most cliched of cliched Old People Traveling and I actually started crying, really crying, and realized I had hysterics for the second time in my life and Mr. Moon pulled over and we had to take some time to recover and deal with all of the electronic devices and I'm sure there was another Dollar General within the next two miles. I am certain that there are now as many GDDG's in the South as there are Baptist churches and honey, that's a LOT!
But soon we got to Athens and checked into our room and had a wonderful dinner and good sleep and the next day, which was yesterday, we made it to Black Mountain and we have seen many things and eaten many things and I've read a whole lot of Fried Green Tomatoes out loud and here are some pictures.
Our first lunch on the road, somewhere in rural Georgia. We dined with the after-church crowd and I was afraid to speak for being outed as a Democrat which might have been scary. But as you can see, the food was good.
One of the many truly beautiful courthouses we passed in Georgia.
A decorating feature in the lobby of the Graduate Inn where we stay in Athens. I just love that place.
Mr. Moon and a martini at the South Kitchen+Bar in a gorgeous old building in downtown Athens.
Athens is a cool town. A college town with a lot going on but not quite the amount of hipsterism as in Asheville. Not that there's anything wrong with hipsterism. I do love me some hipsters.
One of the decks here.
Chocolate cake brought from Athens.
Rhododendrons growing around the tiny creek in the yard which makes the sweetest sound as it chuckles over the rocks.
Sounds about perfect.ReplyDelete
I had to look up the places you mentioned, Athens and Black Mountain, knowing nothing about the southern states. What surprised me was how close everything is.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a good start to a wonderful trip. And that table that y'all are eating around is massive.
Glad you made it to Jessie, Vergil and the boys. Bat Cave NC is named after the nearby cave on Bluerock Mountain. It is not open to the public and it is the largest augen gneiss granite fissure cave in North America. So there you go! Have fun!ReplyDelete
This looks like a good time! That's a beautiful cabin and the boys are happy to see you.ReplyDelete
lovely to see you all and your beautiful surroundings. The trip *snags*.......made me laugh.....AND almost cry! Enjoy!ReplyDelete
Well, goodness, I am glad you made it there safely! Now the fun begins and you can relax!ReplyDelete
Damn it, I hate when that happens. That was me above (not anonymous)!ReplyDelete
This trip takes me waaaaay back to my motorcycle days and my red and blue bells with white stars and the Captain America helmet and, and, and. You two have a lovely stay with all the cousins, of whom and about whom we will need a full report.ReplyDelete
It all sounds and looks wonderful. The Pepsi glasses, the gorgeous old card catalogue cabinet, the kitchen where you're all having dinner, I love the size of that table!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful place to be staying in. And who can beat a fit of the giggles! Enjoy your time with your family!ReplyDelete
Those hydrangeas. Glory be!ReplyDelete
I'm guessing a lot of bats live in Bat Cave. Probably not as many as there used to be, though. Glad you made it and it looks like you had a great trip! I love the card-catalog-as-orchid-shelf! Athens used to be MORE hip than Asheville, I think, considering the B-52's and REM both came from Athens. I haven't been to Asheville in more than ten years, though, so I'm sure a lot has changed!ReplyDelete
Of course you made it and so good to be there. Texas has some crazy named towns like Dime Box.ReplyDelete
Glad that you made it safely, and are up to your armpits in love.ReplyDelete
That all does sound heavenly from the drive up to the arrival and the start of the visit.ReplyDelete
I'm so glad you're there safely and having fun! I can't wait to hear about all your adventures when you get back!ReplyDelete
Lovely post. But those Adirondack chairs bring back some memories. They look so serene here but they are the devil to get out of!ReplyDelete
I love natural wood in home interiors and furnishings -- so warm, lovely to look at in preference to paint.ReplyDelete