Friday, July 13, 2012

absent with leave

Yes, I've been gone for a couple weeks. Wasn't sure about posting about the vacation time while we were gone, for home security reasons, even though we had a house sitter. We're back now, and had a great time, with A LOT of driving - to North Carolina and back. It should be good for a few posts, right?

First, we drove, drove, drove to North Carolina, to visit Raine's grandparents. We got to visit some of Ron's family for a few days. Ron hadn't been home for several years, and it was good to get him there for a bit.

While we were there, we took a day trip to Linville Falls, on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The views were beautiful, and the drive was really nice. We had a picnic. It was a hike to the falls, and that was nice, too. A rain shower at the end of the hike to cool things off a bit.
Here are the falls.
There was something blooming.
Pretty in pink and white.
And of course there's this face.
One of my favorites.
Gum and all.


Fran said...

I had wondered where you were. Yay for a great trip, and Lillian smiled at the Blue Ridge Parkway part.

Can't wait to hear all about it!

Linda said...

The blue gum matches Raine's blue eyes lol. Love the picture.