Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Mountain Air Condo (NC)


I have done several posts about our weekend with George's son and family in North Carolina, which took place the weekend of July 10. As I mentioned in previous blogs, Mountain Air is a ritzy resort in the mountains of North Carolina --near Burnsville (northeast of Asheville). I blogged about Mountain Air Resort itself, about our picnic to the Pink Beds and also sliding at Sliding Rock. Today I'm going to show you some pictures we took from the condo. Above is a view from the deck---where we stayed most of the time when we were there. Below are more.






George enjoyed sitting on the deck. If there had been a bed out there, I'll bet we would have slept out there. SO gorgeous!!!





The deck--from the other direction; There was a bird feeder out there, but no birdseed!!! Darn!!!! I could hear TONS of birds in the distance while we were on the deck. The one I loved listening to was the Towhee (who sings "Drink Your Tea-he-he-he-he"). Have you heard this one????





The deck wraps around and there's another door which goes into the master bedroom.






Here's a view of the woodsy 'yard' around all of the condos. I was impressed that they built all of these condos ---and left all of the big trees and woods.






This is the side yard next to the condo. IF you look carefully, you can see (barely) the next set of condos on the top left. The builders did a great job at keeping the privacy.






Melissa had put together two large booklets filled with all kinds of 'projects' for the kids to participate in. She did it for their use on the long trip (from the Tampa area to NC--and back) --but they also worked on some of their projects at the condo. George and I were so impressed at how SMART both of these little boys are.






Bob and Melissa fixed meals for us that were fit for a king and queen... This particular night, they prepared chicken and hamburgers with all of the trimmings. Melissa's baked beans were to-die-for!!!! YUM!!!






As you can tell, I absolutely loved this condo and our weekend with Bob and family... Now it's time for the best part----the SUNSET!!!






The beginning of a beautiful sunset on Friday night, July 10






Oh---how pretty!!!! What a view we had from the deck!!! We sat outside even after dark--talking and drinking coffee.






Ahhhhhhhhhhhh-----can I hear you saying that????? Is that sky not stunning???? Wow!!!! That was the end of a marvelous day and weekend, with those we love.

Hugs,

47 comments:

Mildred said...

Thank you for sharing such a lovely place. Those trees make the deck seem like a tree house!

Jayne said...

Oh, my... just look at that sunset. What a gorgeous site to behold. So glad you all had such a good time Betsy. :c)

Beth said...

Oh, how beautiful, Betsy! I can understand why y'all loved being on that deck. I don't believe I'd ever want to come indoors at that place. Lovely!

Arkansas Patti said...

Yes, you did hear me. Just beautiful. How can you stand to leave such lovely places? Oh that's right, you have a great place to come home to.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Betsy: What a neat place to visit and see a great Sunset. I love the mountains.

Jo said...

Thanks Betsy;) for sharing this lovely holiday spot with us. Wow, your trees are TALL. I LOVE the sunset. I DID say Ahhhhhhhhhh. (LOL) What precious little boys. As we spoke about earlier. This is what counts in life. Relationships and nurturing them. Man, this was a good post. Hugs Jo

JKoenig said...

That weekend certainly has to be listed as "A Blessing" in your book of memories. God is good!

Darla said...

I know you would have slept on the porch!! How beautiful the views at every turn ....

Susie said...

Oh how I enjoyed these pics Betsy! God is so good to surround us with such beauty!

Deb Murphree/Alabama Politics said...

Betsy! Outstanding photography and beautiful settings..the sunset pictures are GORGEOUS..purple hues and all. omg...You should win awards for your photography. Have you ever tried to?? Thanks for sharing so many beautiful stories and excursions with us.

Femin Susan said...

Beautiful place. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful place.

Kirigalpoththa said...

That is a fabulous little resort!
Lovely scenery and that last picture is a treat!

Sunny said...

What a fabulous spot. Like a fancy tree house! Beautiful scenery.
Sunny :)

Dorothy said...

Now, wouldn't it be great to live in a place like that! Beautiful pictures! Love the sunset!

Tricia said...

Oh, Betsy, that sunset is amazing! I would love to have been able to see that!
Looks like you guys have so much fun where ever you go!

Lots of love & hugs,
Tricia

Bonnie Bonsai said...

You live a marvelous life Betsy. May you continue to enjoy life the way it is. Great family time, great view, great holiday. Great Lady!

Snap said...

What a wonderful spot! I can see why you'd love it (besides being spoiled by all that good food)!!! The sunset ... WOW!

Kamana said...

that's a lovely sunset. have been away from blogland for sometime, so am going to need to do some catching up.

Busy Bee Suz said...

This looks like a great place to visit and relax. That sunset is STUNNING!!!

Small City Scenes said...

Oh wowee!! The last picture and the last sentence--it couldn't get any better than that.

Gorgeous condos--the builders did a fantastic job building around the trees and greenery.

Everyone looks so happy. MB

Michele- Rocky Mountain Retreat said...

What a stunning sunset... OOOoooo.... how beautiful that was!!

How amazing this place is!

The Incredible Woody said...

Sunset is my favorite color!!

Peggy said...

Beautiful photos but for once I don't get homesick looking at them. LOL

Diane said...

Nice picture of you, Betsy. The picture of the sky IS stunning.

Cheryl /Ashton said...

Oh my, definitely looks like a slice of Heaven there! What a beautiful spot, like being in a treehouse high amongst the trees. I would have slept on the porch. A gorgeous sunset for sure.

Pat - Arkansas said...

What a gorgeous setting. So glad you had such a lovely visit with the family.

Yes, you could hear me saying "aaaaaah" at that last sunset photo. :)

mountain.mama said...

You're in the pink! What a perfect weekend getaway and totally gorgeous sunset.

Connie said...

How do you find so many different and beautiful places to visit? This place looks just beautiful.

Thistlebrooms said...

Your SO right Betsy...Beautiful, Stunning Sunset!!!
Great Escape place...

Enjoy...Marilyn

SmilingSally said...

Yep, it was me you heard saying, "ahh."

Deborah Godin said...

What a heart-stoppingly beautiful spot - treetop splendor, who would ever want to leave!!??!!

Becca's Dirt said...

Betsy - what a gorgeous sunset. I know you both enjoyed yourself so much. Thanks for sharing

Diane AZ said...

Amazing views of the mountains and all those marvelous trees. Thanks for sharing your great trip to Mountain Air. I enjoyed every picture. The sunset was breathtaking!

Kelly said...

The porch is like being in a huge tree house--crazy beautiful!! Looks like you had lots of fun.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

oooh Betsy, it makes me want to retire today !!
What a magical and spectacular place this is, high up in the mountains (my favorite place), and what gracious hosts. I would have settled for a tomato sandwich and bag of chips, instead on top of the best accomodation, you were cooked delicious meals !
Just a wonderful place, and I thank you for sharing your pictures with us. You are correct, that sunset is breathtaking !

mothernaturesgarden said...

What a beautiful setting for a retreat with family, Betsy! Life is good.
Donna

EcoRover said...

Nature and architecture as one--I'd NEVER get any "work" done.

Ms. Fiddlesticks said...

Oh love the last. Great picture. You captured it so well with all the trees. Hopefully the trees will not fill in too much of the view. Have a good weekend. Off to the beach, St. Simons.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

If I didn't know better,I'd say you were being paid for advertising.:-) This must be alovely place and that sunset alone is worth the price.I think?
Blessings,Ruth

Leedra said...

Such a nice family get away. Sure fun was going on all the time you were there.

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Janie said...

Great views! I'm impressed, too, that the builder left all the trees and designed the place with so much privacy. That sunset is just gorgeous!

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Wow Betsy that was quite a condo and what a situation! Love that deck and the views, you all looked suitably relaxed.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Breathtaking view!!!...hugs...m.

Joy said...

Wow! It's good to be George and Betsy. All these wonderful trips. I want grow up and retire and be just like you. ;)
Beautiful pictures of the gorgeous view and sky.

Joy

Regina said...

Such a beautiful place. Very relaxing. How wonderful.

Rose said...

That last picture is to die for! And I get hungry just looking at that grill full of food.

Daisy said...

Oh I love that sunset, Betsy! What a wonderful way to end the day.