Friday, March 16, 2012

On Top of Old Smokey

This week Milah and I, along with another friend, robbed a bank on the way out of town and then we headed for the hills. Okay, maybe we just stopped at an ATM. We were attending A Mountain Quiltfest. It sounds like a more interesting story if we robbed a bank though doesn’t it?

Of course, we had to make a few stops for provisions along the way.


Spring break when you are 40 looks a little different than when you’re 18. There were still a few topless moments, but due to hot flashes versus wild hairs. Oh, and the accommodations are just a little nicer.


Let me tell you, it was tough waking up to this view every morning, but we made the best of it.


And one morning it rained so we had to suffer through this.


Believe it or not, we managed to force ourselves to leave the cabin occasionally. For instance, we took in a quilt show.


Did a little gemstone mining.


Hit a few lots of antique stores.


And hiked Cades Cove.


I like spring break at 40: no husbands, no kids, no TV, no internet, no cell phones - just us girls. We weren’t even headed home before we were already thinking about going back again.


Gone Country said...

What a fantastic time! Sounds like something right up my alley!

Yea, I like Spring Break in the 40's MUCH better!

Gorgeous photos! Looks like a beautiful place.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

What a WONDERFUL spring break!!
And a beautiful quilt!!

Florida Farm Girl said...

Sounds like the perfect spring break to me!!

The Barn Door said...

Sounds like you girls had a wonderful time!! Love the bank robbery idea....that's the writer in you coming out!!

Karen Anne said...

But no Popcorn...

Tombstone Livestock said...

Enjoy being 40 ... it's a great age to be, only thing better is retirement. Problem is I want my 40's body and energy with my retirement pay, lol. Love the pictures looks like you had a great time.

Sheila said...

It sounds like a whole lot of fun in a beautiful area of the country!

Lori Skoog said...

You did it right!

Nancy K. said...

What a WONDERFUL get-away!

I can remember being amazed the first time I got together for a retreat with a bunch of girlfriends and we went out for dinner and then Yarn shopping and had such a grand time. It's amazing what a different a few years can make...

I for one enjoy the more mature tastes much more than I ever did the wild, young escapades! Give me a spinning wheel or knitting needles and some yarn, a couple of good friends and a bottle or two of wine and LIFE IS GOOD!

Jocelyn said...

Looks wonderful!

rkbsnana said...

Loved this. The color changes in the Smokey's picture were so pretty.

Milah said...

Are you sure it wasn't all the food you ate that made you nauseous? LOL!

I had a great time too, and it was nice meeting your friend Rita. ;D

Sheryl W. said...

The accomodations are GORGEOUS. Don't compare with the view outside, though! Glad you had such a good time!

Donna S. said...

Can I go next year? Looks wonderful!!! Love reading your blog. I am in Evansville, IN

thecrazysheeplady said...

What a wonderful break for you :-D.