This view gets me every time.
Can you imagine walking out of your patio sliding doors to see this every morning? It would be like Christmas every day. Then again…some of you probably feel that way already. You might live on the beach or the mountains or overlooking city skyscrapers. That’s your Christmas. It rocks your socks…err…stockings, huh?
Well, needless to say, I enjoyed the view the last day we were in Boone, NC for our Anniversary Road Trip.
Pretty early in the morning we hit the road to head toward Washington DC. It was gonna be quite the hike (the longest ride we had so far) so we nixed the beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway that we enjoyed on day 1 and went straight for the highways. Of course on the way to the highway we got to see a little more back country.
My favorite thing was the Christmas tree farms. I never thought about where Christmas trees grow before…not something really on my homebody radar…but for some reason, I was fascinated. Neat little rows of perfectly groomed trees covered mountains.
Since we were in the middle of nowhere and hungry, we stopped at the nearest little diner. It was a local joint across from a highschool…and Jer & I both voted that Aunt Bea’s had the best biscuits we have ever had.
Hours of driving. Hours of listening to Baby Einstein. Hours of reading books, driving matchbox cars and pretending that his Lovie attacked our necks. That’s what we did.
Finally enough was enough and we had to make a stop…enter random rest stop…you know the ones…they are usually every twenty miles or so and have bathrooms that smell like those dumpster’s behind Denny’s. We lucked out with this particular rest stop because there was a wide open area.
Will needed it.
I think we all did.
We got to see acorns for the first time this fall…
It was hilarious when I showed Will how some acorns have hats and some don’t. Then he would take them off the acorn and tried to put it on our heads 🙂
Or he would just throw em. of course.
I should have brought some home. But Jer convinced me not to. I tend to be a collector. And not a throw-er-away-er. When I die people are gonna go through our stuff and find random pine needles in a ziplock from 1987. It’s a problem.
Back in the car we went.
At one point a spider came down and Jeremy freaked out. It did come down near his face…so I can understand why he screamed. and swerved. and claimed that a brown recluse attacked him.
Please note that we have no idea what a brown recluse looks like. All brown spiders are brown recluses to us. Same with black widows.
FINALLY…we made it into the Washington area. Here’s our first glimpse of the monuments. It was just a foreshadowing of all that we would come to see.
By the time we got into the hotel and situated, the sun had gone down and it was time to go to bed…but first we needed some food…so we wandered the streets of Georgetown till we found something.
Unfortunately that wait wasn’t going to work with Will…so we went to the nearest sandwich shop that we could find and grabbed some food…
Back at the hotel, Will decided that throwing an entire bag of Craisins would be fun.
He was quite tired after cleanup….
We had a BIG BIG BIG day next…all DC all the time. It was a dream of mine to explore our Capital city with the man of my dreams and my little man – and let me tell ya, DC treated us right 🙂 But just like the past few days of our vacation, I put together a slideshow of day 3 of some additional photos…so hope this occupies you on this very chilly Friday.