Mountain Air

A recent trip to Boone, North Carolina.

Life is sweet. It’s short. It’s busy. I am on the road a lot lately. My children are all grown up. How did that happen? I have struggles. I have joy. They have struggles. They have joy. I guess I will be in the ding-dang “eclipse traffic” tomorrow. I’m glad I will be inside when it happens and not looking at it. I know there are people who want to travel to see it. I guess that’s not me. Singing in the wedding went well. I had a great day in the shop yesterday. My sweetie just bought us Tex Mex at Chuys and now we are riding. Well I am riding. He is driving. We hope to practice tonight. Maybe some day I will see my dream of having an RV with him and traveling around playing gigs at coffee shops and restaurants. And there is nothing wrong with busking. 😉

That is my diary-ous efflux for now.

Enjoy this day!
Lynn

Run, Forrest, Run

My coworker and I pick on each other with that phrase: Run, Forest, Run!

My oh my, life is busy!  My job has changed dramatically of late. I am very happy to always be learning new things and to continue to work for a great institution until retirement. I love clothes, so choosing outfits for work each day is a joy to me. On the other hand, it’s hard to adjust to change. Suffice it to say that “Ms. Ellie” and I are on the road a lot each week.

Meanwhile, life while off the clock is full of fun, beautiful things!

My dearest Jason and I both enjoy working on our family trees. We’ve been visiting cemeteries and spending lots of time on ancestry.com
I fell in love with this artist’s trading card. It sold as soon as I put it in the shop.
Credit where credit is due. The artist.
Tomatoes from the garden complement eggs and Bass Farm sausage. Best sausage ever besides fresh.
Jason and Stan Lewis play The Roost at Fearrington Village

Today has been a day of just working outside and planning a few days of outings since I have some time off.

Enjoy this day! It won’t be back again!
Lynn

American Tobacco Campus

This North Carolina girl really loves living close to downtown Durham!  Durham is rich in history, including tobacco history.  One of my favorite places is the American Tobacco Campus.  Even the Duke family who did so much to establish Duke University had a hand in the booming tobacco industry.  That’s such a paradox now!  Tobacco is out of style for most folks these days, for good reason, but the huge brick buildings, trimmed inside with rustic old beams (what a cool industrial look!) are a sight to behold now that they are being restored and turned into hip new places.  I love the tobacco industry’s old landmarks.

Jason and I were there over the weekend.  We walked until my Fitbit hit 5000+ steps.  We ate at Mellow Mushroom where they have great GF pizza.  We took lots of pictures.  We sat and talked.  I hope you enjoy the photos!

Lucky Strike tower off in the distance.
The moon rises behind two humongous mushrooms.
Didn’t know Jason was taking this photo of me! The water runs from one end of this place to the other, over large rocks. The babbling sounds of the water add a great ambience!
An enormous chess set with Bull Durham and tobacco-themed pieces.

Me and my sweetie!
North Carolina Public Radio studio on the American Tobacco Campus.

Stay tuned.

Enjoy this day!
Lynn

Hill Ridge Farms — Youngsville, North Carolina

If you are in the Raleigh area, Hill Ridge Farms is a great place to visit!

Joe and John
Joe and John
browsing
browsing
hayride
hayride
hayride
hayride
silly photo
silly photo
silly photos!
silly photos!
country store
country store
Joe
Joe
lunchtime
lunchtime
silly fun photo opp
silly fun photo opp
animals
animals
ducks
ducks
John
John
looking out over Hill Ridge Farm
looking out over Hill Ridge Farm
my sister and niece
my sister and niece
goats
goats
cousins reunited
cousins reunited
big slide
big slide