Saturday, October 4, 2008

Finally . . . a vacation!

The family and I drove to the mountains for a little get-away. Boy, let me tell you, it was a well needed vacation! My husband owns a Motorcycle shop and I have the little country shop plus work full time. Therefore, vacations seem to be few and far between! We could only go for a few days so we headed to Maggie Valley, NC. I love this area because of the gorgeous mountain views.

We didn't get to head out until we closed so we didn't get there until late. We picked a little motel and settled in for the night. The next morning I came outside of our room to this site . . .Is that amazing or what? This was right across the street from our hotel but because it was dark when we arrived, we never knew it! We headed out to tour the area. I couldn't wait to stop in all of the cute shops! Of course, the kids and hubby weren't looking as forward to shopping as I was!
We found a "Lookout" spot while out riding around and had to get a few pictures. I wasn't exactly dressed for family portraits but, hey, it was vacation. The kids really had a great time. I was surprised that a 3 hour car ride didn't produce more fighting! They had never been to this area before so there was a lot of OOOHS and AAAHS! We couldn't have picked a better time of year to go. The weather was a little chilly at times but not too bad.
We stopped at a neat spot to see live bears. For 50 cent you could buy a tray of lettuce and apples and even feed them! I could not believe how big those guys were! Some were a little more active than others but they all really put on a show! This big guy was actually in a tree just perched on a limb. I thought it was the perfect photo opportunity!
We made our way back home, safe and sound. That is when the REAL fun starts. All the laundry and clean up from the actual vacation! So, I am off to get back to reality and back to the huge amount left to do for the Fall Festival!
Have a great day!

10 friends had to say:

Tammy said...

Sounds like y'all had a great time. Love the mountain view. Wish I were there. Thank you for sharing with us.

Raggedy Angel said...

How can anyone look at that view....and not believe in God, it gives me chills! We are so bless here in NC to have wonderful mountains and Beachs! Beth

Kathy said...

What a great trip, and what a beautiful view! Thanks for sharing.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Such a pretty veiw, just awesome!
So glad you all got to rest and enjoy some of the scenery and shop!
Rondell

Farmchick said...

Sounds like you had the perfect mini vacation! Good for you! Have a great day!!
~Tania

Gettysburg Homestead said...

What a great picture!!!

Sounds like it was a well deserved and needed vacation.

Mary

Jenn said...

That is a beautiful view! I LOVE NC, I have friends that live in Mooresville on Lake Norman and I LOVE to go visit!! Good for you for taking a much needed vaca:)

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

What a lovely place! Glad that you got to sneak away for a few days. I hope you feel refreshed and ready to face the world again!

Kath said...

OMGoodness whatta VIEW!! Lucky YOU to wake up to that!
Sounds like a fun little get-away! Glad you and the family had a good time.


*hugs*
-Kath

Linda said...

Awww you had a nice mountain get away too - so glad you snuck that in. How exciting to feed the bears!! Where in the mountains did you go??