We took a little break this afternoon, turning off the sewing machines and powering down the irons to take a little drive on the blue ridge parkway and finally ended up in Boone.
My plan was to have great photo opportunities for Mickey to take some amazing pictures and send them home – this works fine for the first rest area, but then the rain started to fall –
The clouds descended covering any view for any further photos we wished to take today.
When it rains – the Quilters go antiquing!
I am sad to report there were no sewing machines found this trip – not a single one!
A couple of ratty old quilts were found, but we mostly enjoyed the vintage glassware and all of the nifty vintage kitchen items.
We laughed hysterically at the taxidermy at one antique mall – no, I am not bringing home a stuffed moose head for my stone fireplace at the cabin!
We are winding our trip down with pumpkin pecan ice cream on King Street in downtown Boone – where the college students are returning one by one and setting up housekeeping before school starts in a couple weeks.
Boone is crazy-town as far as traffic goes – I can't wait to get out here and get back down to Buck Mountain.
Taco salads are on the menu for dinner, and there will be late-night sewing going on!
With love from the Blue Ridge –
Bonnie and Mickey