Saturday, October 31, 2020
Thursday, October 29, 2020
This is the first time in our marriage that we have lived in the city since we married many years ago. Suburbia always worked for us. Good school districts, pretty and safe neighborhoods and lots of other families with children. We have no complaints about our choice to move into the city, but we have had to make some adjustments...
That alley is open at both ends and anyone can drive through. We were not always careful about closing our garage door when we lived out in suburbia, and here we learned the hard way when we accidentally left it open just one night and the next morning not only our 6ft. ladder missing, but Tom’s expensive golf clubs.
It is a Green Egg, which happens to be very expensive.
Monday, October 26, 2020
We decided to shop for all of the food we would need while tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains,
and we are so happy that we did. The roads up to the cottage had one curve after another, so to go back to the store once we had arrived would have been a chore, and coming back after dark if we chose to eat dinner in town would have been terrifying!
We did venture into the cute town of Blowing Rock, NC for lunch one day and to see the unusual geological formations that the town is famous for,
and has been for a very long time!
Seems there is a legend of an Indian girl praying to the gods that her love, and Indian boy from another tribe, would return. Sitting on one of the protruding rocks he was blown up into her arms from the river valley below.
Today there is a pretty park with a few hiking trails,
and those unusual rock formations that you are welcome to climb on.
Sunday, October 25, 2020
So what did we do tucked away in the woods of the Blue Ridge Mountains other than enjoy the views from the ample outside decks?
Well, we discovered that down below the house there was a hiking trail all the way around the lake..
About halfway around there was a fun playground to our granddaughter’s delight.
There were also pedal boats, complete with life jackets, which we took out on the small lake.
Friday, October 23, 2020
We just got back to Texas from our get away to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northern North Carolina.
My daughter actually reserved the place for us, so we didn’t know exactly what to expect, we only knew it was very remote and on a small lake.
Driving up, it looked like a rather small gray log cabin in the woods.
On another level there was a pool table and a media area with yet more recliners,
both of them looking out a colorful Falls leaves surrounding a small lake.
I need to go unpack and collect the mail...so more later..
Sunday, October 18, 2020
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Fall is a beautiful time to get out of Texas, especially if you want to see some pretty Fall colors, and that is exactly what we have done.
We are headed east this week to visit our daughter Stacy and family who live in North Carolina. We took the northern route since we were also going to deliver some items left in Colorado by friends who winter in Tennessee.
Donna even suggested that Ed navigate under the bridge into what she called the black lagoon. It was just a curving inlet with low hanging trees that had an eerie quietness about it.
The Tennessee River starts just east of Knoxville and flows southwest toward Alabama before it heads back north up into the state of Kentucky with a series of dams and locks along the way forming lake after lake.
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
The other day I was busy at the kitchen sink and I had a strange feeling that I was being watched.
Sunday, October 4, 2020
Some days you simply must get out of the house, especially when the weather is perfect. Mild temperature, low humidity, gentle breeze and sunshine.
I had heard about this waterfall that was only like 15min. from our house and figured this was the day to go find it. It is along the Trinity Trails, a trail system that snakes all through Ft. Worth following the Trinity River.
There is a park area at the entrance of the falls that runs along a joint services military base. The base at one time was an air force base and the commanders residence sat at the entrance of where the park is now..The first thing you see is a large sculpture. Seems it is the tail and the wings of an aircraft. Part of the present day base is also an aircraft plant.(Lockheed Martin).
There is a pretty bridge and directions on how to walk to the falls.
It is a shaded and paved pathway meandering along flower beds
with benches here and there on the half mile walk,
and a few flowers, although I feel sure is it much more lush in the Spring.
There were several of these large bushes with the pretty purple berries, but sorry I don’t know what they are.