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19 October 2009 @ 02:51 pm
The First of Several Vacation Pics Posts (Day One) :D  
As most of you know, Anissa and I went off to the mountains of NC for most of last week. Things started out pretty bad, but got better as time wore on. Thank God, we had nearly a week. The weather was crazy, but we muddled through. I loved the cold; I would have slept in it if I could have. During the trip we stayed at Sweet Heather Guest Cottage in Hendersonville, visited my beloved Asheville, rode the Blue Ridge in an insane amount of fog twice, went to Linville Caverns and did some seriously AWESOME gem-mining, took the Motor Nature Trail in Gatlinburg when we stayed overnight, shopped the main strip before heading to bed, and rode the The Great Smoky Mountains Parkway into Cherokee before heading home.

The pics you're going to see are only a selection of the over 600 pictures we took and these are only the ones from Anissa's camera. Mine still have to be taken off the camera. And we still need to get April's from her.

The younger woman you see in the pics is one of my infamous pair of younger twin sisters, April. Tiffany had to stay home with her fiance and her new house.

Day One


Me and April at the NC Visitor's Center at waaaay too early in the morning.


April in profile


Blue Ridge Parkway on the road to Brevard


Looking Glass Falls; Brevard, NC


The Boo and I at LGF


The View from The Parkway


End of The Day on the Ridge; Stopping at the French Broad River in Asheville

On the Verge of: nostalgicnostalgic
januaried: GEN > purple mistjanuaried on October 19th, 2009 07:24 pm (UTC)
Damn, that's gorgeous! I love your big black ponytail, and the French Broad sign. *snorfle*

Lois: Lois :: Lovekalalanekent on October 19th, 2009 07:29 pm (UTC)
Give it a few more months and that ponytail will be even bigger. I'm so thrilled that my hair is growing out! :D

The first time I saw the river name, I about died. Unintentionally hilarious for me and the girls, all of us whom have more than a half-French background.

And if you think this is pretty, wait until the next set!
Ashley: MISC | purple flowersstarrylites on October 19th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)
Guh, so much love. Last time I was on the east coast in '02 we planned to head down there and see some of the mountains but our trip (6 weeks total, OMG) just got tiring and we got delayed up in New York so we had to cut it short. Someday, I'll get down there!
Lois: RL :: Asheville is Heavenkalalanekent on October 19th, 2009 08:10 pm (UTC)
*wince* I'm an insane believer in crazy amounts of travel, but that... OMG. I can see why you didn't get there. Totally worth the visit, though. Even when the weather is crap and rainy. Then again, I'll take my mountains any way I can get them. :D
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saavikam77: Destinysaavikam77 on October 19th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
I noticed the sign thing, too. XD Now I want to take a hike up to Stony Man!
Lois: Lois :: Thoughtfulkalalanekent on October 19th, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
Huh. Makes you wonder if all the ones on the East Coast are done by the same person.
saavikam77: Batman and Robinsaavikam77 on October 19th, 2009 09:57 pm (UTC)
Hee!! Mountains, falls, colorful fall leaves, such awesomeness. ^___^
Lois: Lois :: Delightkalalanekent on October 19th, 2009 11:32 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping to actually make it up closer to you next visit. We keep trying, but have to turn back. :(
Obsessed fangirl: SV - LWtk - Clois hugsbabettew54 on October 19th, 2009 11:09 pm (UTC)
*aww* Look at you guys! I miss you!! *hugs*

Looks at the pretty pictures! So nice. So glad you could get away and have a some fun finally !

I love the fall leaves... I'm ready for 'em! :D:D
Lois: Heirs :: Sebast :: Missing Youkalalanekent on October 19th, 2009 11:35 pm (UTC)
We miss you, too, honey! *hugs back*

I'm just glad that the tide turned late on Tuesday night and all was mostly well after. It was so nice to have Boo along for the trip, but I have to say I'm looking forward to it just being me and Anissa on the next one. We argue enough about where we want to go on our own. :D

Nothing there in DC yet? Wow! I figured that you guys would get it before the mountains did!
Grace: SV; Clark; Dawnrepmetsyrrah on October 20th, 2009 03:44 am (UTC)
Oh, I love the colours! And the mountains look amazing with the mist, kinda magical and mysterious.
Lois: RL :: Asheville is Heavenkalalanekent on October 23rd, 2009 05:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, first thing in the morning, they are just surreally beautiful. I wish we had made it there at Halloween; the colors are usually at peak then. But I couldn't have waited any longer. :D