Friday, August 13, 2010

More from the Peaks of Otter


If you missed my first post from the Peaks of Otter on my birthday, please click
HERE. Today, I'll show one more set of pictures from this fabulous resort... Above is one of the first pictures we took once we checked into our room. The view of the lake and mountains from our room was fabulous!!!! Below are more pictures!




We enjoyed seeing the Cattails along the lakeshore. The Red-winged Blackbirds were all over the place around here --but of course, I didn't get a picture. I did SEE them though!!!!




As you know, if you have read my other posts from this trip, it rained BEFORE we got here. In this picture, you will see some of the gorgeous grounds around our resort. You'll also see the fog on the mountain in the distance... That makes for a great picture I think.




We loved this little bridge on the grounds at the Peaks of Otter resort. We were on our way to dinner.




We are at the Conference Center where the restaurant is... I think George is saying: "Come on. Quit taking pictures... The Prime Rib is calling our names!!!" (By the way, our dinner was phenomenal.)




On our way back to the room following dinner, we loved seeing this gorgeous reflection in the water.

Hope you enjoyed seeing this wonderful place where my sweet husband brought me for my 68th Birthday!!!!! It was wonderful ---and we loved every second of it! Next week, I will continue with our journey on the Skyline Drive and the Shenandoah National Park. As I have said a million times, this was a marvelous trip!!!!!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend. I won't be blogging much --since I have MUCH work to do on my Family History program. SO---I'll be catching up with emails from cousins asking Genealogy questions, and continuing to work on my family's history. I'll blog again on Monday.

Hugs,

64 comments:

Jane said...

Great photos, Betsy. Have a great weekend and enjoy your family history program!

Jane

Darla said...

Looks like a lovely place Betsy. Have fun with your history project!

Carol@ Writers Porch/ Book House said...

Great pictures Betsy! Also, a belated Happy B'Day ! XOXO

Arkansas Patti said...

You guys really do find the neatest places to stay with great views. Since this time you aren't looking down a mountain from a cute cabin, the water vista is a super change of pace.
Enjoy your weekend.

Ann said...

George is right, I can smell the prime rib here. I like it medium rare please.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Nice photos. Love the Cattails, little bridge and the reflection on the water. fabulous!

Neal said...

That looks like a very nice place. I may have to try it if we ever go down the Parkway again.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

I'll bet you had a wonderful time. I missed the first post on your trip so I'll be checking it out now. Have a great weekend!

Ginny said...

All wonderful pictures! Now, that pretty little arched bridge that you're on is just my speed, it's adorable. And how sweet of George to wait for you to you catch up, though he does look a bit antsy to eat! My favorite one is that lovely lake with the reflections!! Can't wait to see your pics from Skyline, because you know that I will NOT go up there! Not till they get giant guard rails at least five feet high. So though I live here, I must look at others posts to see things on it!!

Mildred said...

Good Morning Betsy, I especially love the reflection in the water photo. The prime rib sounds like it would be delicious! Hope you enjoy your weekend.

Lucy said...

I love cattails to this day. The ways we played with them when we were kids!

Susie said...

That looks like a nice walking trail on their grounds. I would love to run along there.

Hope you guys have a great weekend!

Sandra said...

enjoy your week end off, i might start doing that since you suggested it to me. love the cattails and YOU on that lovely bridge

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Great pictures, Betsy! George does look like he is telling you to get a move on. I can understand that, though .. prime rib ... yummy. I love prime rib.

Rose said...

I really have enjoyed your photos from your fabulous weekend, and can't wait to see more.

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a beautiful area this is. I love that you had such a nice birthday weekend with George.
Enjoy your weekend and much luck on your genealogy.

Dorothy said...

More great pictures. Love the lake and the reflections!!!

Ruthi said...

The cattails look like hotdogs on sticks. hahaha. Love you photo on the bridge. You really look so happy and delighted. Your smile made my day. I woke up to a foggy morning and it kinda affected my mood and what do you know... I logged in and visited your blog and saw your picture. Keep it up to brighten someone else's day. It's contagious.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Love the Cat Tails, and the mist, and the pervasive feeling of calm in Nature. Lovely...

Snap said...

Wonderful shots, Betsy. Makes me want to visit! I think fog adds a romantic touch to photos. Well done! Looking forward to more!

Valerie said...

Love the fog in the mountains and the reflections in the water - It's funny - I usually see the trees above - and after taking their pictures - I start walking away and then remember 'oh yeah' the reflection shots.

So glad it was a great trip for you!
And so glad you share it with us!

Deb said...

The best thing about blogging is that you get share your photos and others get to enjoy your accounts of...LIFE! Looks like such a terrific trip!

Sunny said...

What a delightful place. I love the Cattail picture :)
Thank you so much for your kind words, I hope you have a lovely weekend.
☼ Sunny

Small City Scenes said...

Great photos and the smile on your face tells me are enjoying every minute.
Why is the place called 'The Peaks of Otter'?
the pics are all gorgeous. Lucky you!! MB

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Great photos....have a good week and good luck on your family history....talk to you later. God Bless Trish

wildlifewatcher said...

What a wonderful view! The photo of those Cattails reminds me of the view of Spring Lake on St. George Drive just off of Peavine. There are sometimes Red-winged Blackbirds there, too!

Have a great day!

Tricia said...

Whoa, Betsy! Looks like a wonderful place & I love that last shot & the reflections... those cattails sure bring back childhood memories of a pond that used to be behind our house. We used to go down there & pretend there was monsters in the water like Ol Nessy & we'd used the cattails to fight it off like they were our swords! I had forgotten all about that pond - that was a really good memory you've brought back to life for me! So thanks so much!!!

Hugs & blessings
Tricia

CottonLady said...

Beautiful pictures, as usual, Betsy. You are a great photographer and having an abundance of scenery near by is great too.

Have a relaxing weekend.

Blessings!
CottonLady

Debbie Smith said...

Betsy, I just really can't think of a better way or place to spend a birthday and celebrate the gift of life! I LOVE the catails picture! If I were you, I would be framing that one and hanging it on my wall. I laughed when you said George was probably saying "Quit taking pictures" My honey is so patient and kind too when it comes to me always stopping to snap a photo!
Have a wonderful weekend working on your family history! Something that I also need to get back to!
Debbie

The Incredible Woody said...

That resort looks SO peaceful!!

B. Meandering said...

Beautiful photos. Thanks for taking us along with you.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I can't get over the beauty of this place.Thanks for sharing and by the way,thanks for introducing me to Ginny.We have a lot in common.
Blessings,Ruth

Kay said...

I like the cattails. The last photop is so serene.

The Retired One said...

Fabulous place, Betsy! Thanks for sending me the map...I'm going to keep it for future trip ideas.
BTW, think about entering your header photo to my August's free photo contest...ok?? It is lovely and the theme this month is sunrises or sunsets...how come you haven't entered any before?? C'mon...don't be chicken and don't worry about competing with your friends...it is for fun you know!

amelia said...

Lovely pictures again Betsy!!

We are overrun with reeds and red winged blackbirds! They are all you can hear for most of the summer and they sing for most of the night too!

Susan said...

I have enjoyed all your photos from the parkway, it is such a beautiful drive. It sounds like your knee did fine and you had a great birthday trip! Thanks for sharing.

Diane said...

Looks like a wonderful place to go Betsy. So nice of George. Diane

Pat Tillett said...

Thanks for the beautiful photos and narrative Betsy! I've really been enjoying the tour...

SquirrelQueen said...

Fabulous views of the lake Betsy and I love that little bridge.

Hope you and George have a safe drive today. Also hope his parents are doing well.

Have a great weekend,
Judy

KathyA said...

Just beautiful, Betsy!

Glenda said...

Looks like a magical place!
Have a great weekend!

LV said...

It would be difficult to pick a favorite place you have shared with us. This one day would certainly be a favorite. Beautiful and you captured it all.

Daisy said...

Sounds like it was a wonderful trip, Betsy. Great pictures! Hope you have a nice weekend! :)

Rose said...

you are so fortunate to have a caring husband. The photos of the place you stayed were beautiful. I love the pic where you can see some mist. Take care. Rose

Rose said...

you are so fortunate to have a caring husband. The photos of the place you stayed were beautiful. I love the pic where you can see some mist. Take care. Rose

myletterstoemily said...

i just love all your adventures! each
photo is more beautiful than the
last.

it is so inspiring to see you enjoying
life so much. some day, that could
be my husband and me!

Tricia said...

Thank you for the comment on my Jilly post - But no, we didn't get to see her today, but that didn't stop me from asking her mommy & daddy - I just wish they'd both grow up & realize what they're doing!!!
It's a shame they're keeping her from us & the love we could be showing her!!! It infuriates me at times... Please pray! Surely their minds can be changed!

Denise said...

What a great place to spend your birthday Betsy. Photos are fantastic as always.

Have a great weekend.
An English Girl Rambles

Catherine said...

Hope you are having a fun time working on your family history Betsy! Sounds like you are enjoying it ~ good for you!

xo Catherine

Fred Alton said...

WoW! These are all great pictures but I love the one of the cat-tails best and the one of the lake with the reflections so clearly showing! You're an excellent photographer and writer.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Betsy,
What fabulous views of the resort. What a lovely place. It looks so peaceful and relaxing. I'm so glad you all could go there. I would have enjoyed going to the resort,too. It's a fantastic place.

imac said...

Its just wonderful Betsy, you certainly enjoying yourselves.

Carletta said...

I just love how your enthusiasm comes through in your writing.
Your images give us a true sense of how beautiful everything was.
I LOVE that cattail pic! Simple and elegant!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Another beautiful post with so many lovely shots !!This has been a complete package of fun and enjoyment !!Thanks for sharing the bundle of adventures with us !!

Nance said...

THANK YOU for taking us there, Betsy! You are so right, this place is awesome! I enjoyed all the pictures specially the one with foggy background.

Rose said...

jumping back to your blog . just saw your comment on my blog re cleaning. no, i won't help ouy, \. still doing this as helped 2 different friends with issues. friends are important. have a good Sunday. rose

Jenny said...

You're among friends here, Betty. Admit it. You are only 52! I'm not buying the whole 68 myth but Happy belated Birthday anyway. What a gorgeous place to visit.

Cheryl said...

What a gorgeous area to spend your special day in! I like the fog on the mountains photo. Great photos of you and George!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

What an absolutely perfect getaway!
I love that lake and mountains in the background...
You look like you were having a ball, always a smile on your faces, discovering all that's good in this beautiful state of ours.
Lovely post.

Loui♥ said...

Betsy,,
just popping by to say hello!
love your photos..
the place looks wonderful..
cant wait for the next chapter..
warmest sandy hugs..
Loui♥

Regina said...

Hello Betsy. You two are gorgeous. And this is such a wonderful place.
Again Happy birthday. Wish you the best!
Have a great new week.
Regards.

thesouthernlady64 said...

I love cattails. I think they are so pretty. All your pictures are just great as usual. That is a great picture of you on the bridge, too. Have a good week.

Mary said...

Love the cattails and little bridge. Mike and I should travel with you....he and George could head for the prime rib while we snapped "one more picture". LOL

Janie said...

Your photos of the lake are lovely. The cattails are very pretty, too. Looks like a wonderful trip.