Sunday, April 9, 2017

WE PACKED OUR BAGS, LOADED UP THE CAR AND....

started a cross-country road trip this morning.  We have been sowing the seeds for a while, this trip being way down on the priority list, but today was the day.  The house is taken care of thanks to our son and daughter-in-law, and a very nice lady in the neighborhood.  We are on our way. 


For several miles we drove the Blue Ridge Parkway, and stopped for a few photos.




We probably didn't get the most perfect overlook shots and maybe if we had stayed on the parkway longer....


but we were happy with what we took.




We ended up at The Natural Bridge, and I will share photos from there in my next post.  It has been a long day and we are ready for sleep.  Until next time.....




56 comments:

  1. I love road trips. I'll be right there with you.

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  2. Have a wonderful time. I am looking forward to travelling with you.

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  3. You have every reason to be happy with the photos that you took, Denise...they are lovely! Thank you so much for sharing your trip and views!

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    1. Thank you Linda and you are very welcome :)

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  4. Have a nice trip and take a lot of photos

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  5. I just got back from a trip and getting back to normal. Now I can travel with you. You're going to have so much fun!

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    1. Thank you Kay :) I shall also be looking forward to hearing about your trip.

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  6. A great adventure! We live so close to Natural Bridge, wish we could have met! This is a great picture of you both! The Blue ridge looks gorgeous. I know you will have so much fun and see all sorts of new things! You should make an album of your trip!

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    1. Hi Ginny, and thank you. An album sounds like an excellent idea. I never realized you lived closer to the Natural Bridge. For some reason I thought you were more near Front Royal. Well we will have to meet up one of these days. I look forward to it.

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  7. Beautiful photos, Denise. Enjoy your trip and looking forward to more photos from your trip!

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  8. I am soooo envious but wish you a happy journey.

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    1. Thank you Francisco and the same to you :)

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  10. Hello Denise, enjoy your trip! A cross country trip is something I have been wanting to do too. I will look forward to see many photos from along the way. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

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    1. Thank you Eileen :) And to you also :)

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  11. Looks like fun and some great views. Lovely shot of the two of you. Diane

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    1. Thank you Diane, we are having a wonderful time traveling.

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  12. it has been about 50 plus years since I last saw the bridge and chimney rock, I loved it. so glad you are getting on with your planned trip. enjoy to the max

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    1. Hi Sandra and thank you we will. How very interesting that you visited all those years ago. We will be retracing some of our journey that we made 39 years ago.

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  13. I love your new haircut. You look so beautiful. Please include the name of the state you are visiting, not just the site.

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    1. Glad you like it Gigi, and how very kind of you to say so. I will try and remember all the names as we go along.

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  14. Hooray for a holiday!

    And also hooray for the fact, that you have people, seeing to your home. I always dislike it, when people blog that they are going away. But don't mention anyone will be taking care of home. Good for you.

    Happy Spring,
    Luna Crone

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    1. Hooray indeed. It gives me such peace of mind to know that I don't have to worry when we are away. There will be someone looking out for it 24/7. Happy Spring to you also LC :)

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  15. I have been to Chimney Rock....great, I hope you really enjoy your road trip. Take lots of pics.

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    1. Thank you Pam, I am taking lots of pics :)

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  16. What a great idea Denise! Hope you get to see beautiful landscapes, flowers and have a lovely time with your hubby enjoying this trip!! (and hope you show many photos:))

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    1. Thank you Jeannette, I promise I will be sharing lots of photos. Might be a bit slow coming though because when we get to the hotel at night after a day of traveling, and site-seeing, my thought processes are a little stunted :)

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  17. I am new to your blog. Looks like we have a lot in common. I look forward to your posts! Jackie

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    1. Hi Jacqueline, so nice to meet you and thank you for stopping by.

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  18. Hi Denise. Your views have been so peaceful. I'm looking forward to this trip! Thanks for bringing us on your trip. :)
    hugs,
    Marie

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    1. Hi Marie and thank you. You are very welcome, hugs, Denise :)

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  19. Wonderful photo's.
    Have a truly wonderful trip.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan and all the best to you too, Denise :)

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  20. Oh, I do love a good road trip. I'll look forward to sharing yours as I don't have another planned until June.

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    1. Thank you Pauline, I always love a good road trip too. More to follow :)

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  21. I love your trips. You are such a good chronicler of your travels. Looking forward to more!

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    1. Hi Yogi, that is so kind of you to say so. As soon as I can put them together, there will be many posts :)

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  22. Hiya,

    I've lost track of the year and the date - bit of a health problem all of a sudden, and haven't been on line for ages, ut found you back again. Hope that trip went well all the way.

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    Joanna

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    1. Hiya to you too Joanna, so glad to see you here again. I'll be keeping good thoughts for you. We are still traveling and there will be more posts on the way eventually :)

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  23. have a grand time on your trip.

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  24. Hi Denise, it sounds like you and Gregg are off for quite an adventure and I will admit to being envious. Seeing more of this country is something we also hope to do. Nice to have things taken care if at hime as well. Looking forward to reading all about your adventures.

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    1. Hi Beatrice, we are having a whole lot of fun. I know you and Grenville will be doing this yourselves one day :)

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  25. LUCKY!!! I am jealous. I am ready to travel with you. Have fun.

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