Saturday, September 4, 2010

" Almost Heaven "

On Wednesday, September 1st, I arrived home after an 11 hour drive from spending 10 days in one of the most beautiful places in this country! The High Country of North Carolina! I learned that I was actually staying a top the Eastern Continental Divide. I visited Beech Mountain ( a later post) that is the highest incorporated town east of the Rocky Mountains. My FAVORITE visit however was on Friday August 27th! HERE WE GO!!

Wool Branch~~~~~~~~~~~~ A private road...............

Going up, up , up the mountain~~~~~~~~~~~

Yes Indeed! I went to see Vicki Lane @ her GORGEOUS Farm!

My two favorite authors!! Am I blessed or what?? I'm standing on this porch, on this mountain, taking a picture of my two favorite authors and looking out @ one of the most beautiful views in the world! It "don't get no better" than this! Vicki Lane and Peggy Poe Stern !!

I got to see scenes from Vicki's books~~~~~~ like Little Sylvie's Cabin!

Can you imagine sitting on your front porch in a rocker and looking at this?

Vicki can and does !

Looking down the drive~~~~~~~~~``

Vicki served us a fabulous lunch! The salad was outstanding and the cheese bread.......let's just say I wanted both recipes!! You cannot imagine the view from this table! We were viewing the top of a loaded Crab Apple Tree! Doves and Hummers landing all over it!

Cool mountain breeze coming through those windows! Zero humidity!! We had coffee and Ba's Pound Cake for desert, fresh baked!

I got to fraternize with Vicki's dogs after seeing their pictures for so long! As I took Maggie's picture, who by the way didn't want to be bothered ~~~~~~

William was banging his tale against the couch and posing for his ~~~~~~~~~

Sweet Molly was happy to pose for hers too!

What a wonderful day it was and I'm not exaggerating when I say;
It Really Was Almost Heaven !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Nezzy said...

I'm absolutely thrilled ya got to take this journey and visit with your favorite authors. This is a writers dream come true, topped off with beautiful landscape and good food. Golly gee, life just doesn't get any better than that. Yep, 'almost Heaven'.

God bless ya and have the 'best' Labor Day weekend!!! :o)

Anonymous said...

That's great, I bet you did have a wonderful time. The area kind of reminds me of West Virginia - the other Almost Heaven.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Aww Carol, what a wonderful trip you have taken !
I can only imagine what it was like sitting high atop those mountains, and swapping stories with your most favorite authors...
It's a different world up there, one I hope to retire to one of these days.
I'm so glad you had a wonderful time with 'the girls', and puppies !
Hope you have a wonderful long weekend and a great Labor Day .

lakeviewer said...

With your enthusiasm, who wouldn't want to have you over? Glad to know you had a great time.

Arkansas Patti said...

Well now--weren't you lucky--- but then they were lucky also to have you as a guest.
How neat to visit with your fav's but to actually see and touch things you had read sepcial.
They are living the life most of us wordy types dream about and I am glad you got to share.

Pat in east TN said...

Sounds like you had a great time ... bet there was some interesting conversations with those ladies on each side of you Carol.

Sandra said...

What a wonderful visit and love the name...Wool Branch.

Anonymous said...

There are two more days of holiday. I don't know how you can top this visit.

Kat said...

How I wish I lived in those mountains. We are at the very, very end of them. I love the fresh clean air there. And to be at the top of the Eastern divide is awesome. Glad you had such a wonderful visit.

Brenda said...

I can only imagine how excited you were to visit your two favorite authors! Such beautiful scenery, too. Thanks for sharing!

Marguerite said...

Hey, cher, looks like heaven to me! So glad you had a good time! Just want to invite you to a fabulous BBQ, going on at a friend of mine's blog, right now! (link is on my current post, under recipe) Lots of published authors and aspiring authors in attendance and you won't want to miss it! Everyone is invited!

NCmountainwoman said...

What a trip that must have been. Can't wait to hear more.

Vicki Lane said...

Golly, that all looks familiar! But who is the fat white-haired woman?

NitWit1 said...

This sounds so wonderful. The best part of our sad trip to my husband's sister's husband's funeral as the detour we were forced to take out thet TN?NC border through the mountains north coming out at Ashville.

I felt set back in time and wondered if I lived here my blood presure would be lower. The roads were paived but so narrow, no room for photos except out windows of car, a few of which I published in blog. Most not usuable.

But I have the memories......sometimes the best of it all.

Becca's Dirt said...

What a great time for you - all of you. And that view - awesome.

Anonymous said...

How wonderful!!! Thanks for taking us along.