The Town of Blowing Rock
It’s one of my favorite places. Basically, I love everything associated with the majestic Blue Ridge mountains – the Parkway, the scenic overlooks, the endless trails to choose from, the attractions like Linville Falls and Taverns, Chimney and Blowing Rocks. And I adore all the little towns in between.
They apparently received some more of the white stuff up there on Saturday. We saw a few small piles of snow scattered on the sides of the road as well as leftover brime. It was a perfectly weathered day to walk the town of Blowing Rock, with the afternoon high reaching about 65º. We hit all our favorite shops like Poppy’s and The Last Straw, and even bought a couple of things. Keith bought a couple of the led wax candles, that actually have timers on them! I thought it was so neat that we’ll never have to touch them except to replace the batteries. I bought something I’ve had my eye on now for over a year… those little battery illuminated willow branches that compliment a large vase arrangement.
It’s nice to walk up and down the streets of a quaint little town while holding hands, never being in a hurry. I always find myself wishing we could stay longer. Of course, the trip wouldn’t have been complete without a trip to Kilwin’s for some homemade fudge. Like I really needed another couple pounds! Oh well, maybe I can spread it out a little so that it doesn’t accumulate all at once…
Lovely photo of you and Keith! You two have such good times together! Blessings to you both…
April 4, 2011 at 12:37 pm
Thanks, dear Carol Ann! Every day with him is an adventure to me. 🙂 Blessings to you…
April 4, 2011 at 6:24 pm
Great pics! Mmmm…fudge….
April 4, 2011 at 1:28 pm
Thanks Ang! Yeah I need to put blinders on next time I go. We came back with three pounds of fudge…
April 4, 2011 at 6:25 pm
Sounds like a wonderful day to me! Poppy’s looks like such a lovely shop. Boy, does fudge sound good right now! I’ll be enjoying some leftover hot fudge that I made last night to go over butter pecan ice cream, that should do the trick for my fudge craving. 🙂
Glad you had a nice day in Blowing Rock, Bonnie! 🙂
April 4, 2011 at 10:18 pm
Thanks – it rocked, Dare Right. Sounds as though you’ve got the better idea going on over there of late-night fudge events. Oh, the
butterbetter-pecan ice cream… does it get any better?? I think not. 🙂
April 4, 2011 at 11:43 pm