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Monday, May 18, 2020

FANTASTIC Mother's Day 2020

Mark and his Mom on Mother's Day 2020
May 10, 2020 was one of the BEST Mother's Days that I have had!!!!  I think it was mainly because we have been cooped up in the house FOREVER it seems.... When one of my sons (Mark) asked if we wanted to get together on Mother's Day this year,  I jumped at the chance to say YES YES YES...

In trying to continue to follow all of the rules for staying healthy these days,  Mark and his gal, Robin,  took us to the top of a mountain for a picnic...  It was PERFECT....

Getting to ride in Mark's shiny red jeep was just SO MUCH FUN....  He took us up-up-up to the top of a mountain in the Cherokee National Forest near Farner, Tennessee ---to a place called BUCK BALD...  Wow---how special was that!!!!!   There were almost no people around ---so social distancing worked well up there!!!!

Mark and Robin had everything planned perfectly...  They took their tarp,  table--even with tablecloth,  grill,  chairs for all four of us----and while George and I relaxed,   they fixed us a special DINNER fit for a Queen/King.... We had Pulled Pork,  Baked Beans,  Potato Salad,  Mac/Cheese,  and Cookies for dessert...

It was truly like Heaven-on-Earth!!!!  We had gorgeous views all around,   great food,  and awesome fellowship, AND very few people around.   I/We needed this SO SO SO much...  I'm still excited about it ---a week later!!!!!

Hope you enjoy the pictures from Buck Bald today!!!!!


View from Buck Bald



Thank You, Robin and Mark,  for such an awesome day!!!



Mark and Robin came prepared to cook us an  awesome picnic FEAST.



Different views --all directions;  I think this is where the Cherohala Skyway goes across the mountain from Tennessee into North Carolina.



George is watching Mark and Robin--hard at work fixing dinner!!!



From another angle---Beautiful Views EVERYWHERE--all around us! WOW!



This old woman was SO SO SO excited to be there.  Mark found out that there used to be a fire tower up here (which is now gone).... But the road up is still in good shape!!!!



What a delicious "Mother's Day" DINNER --on top of the mountain!!!



Dinner at Buck Bald;  How Awesome is this!!!!



Can you imagine sitting on the top of a mountain,  eating a fabulous meal ---and being able to enjoy the views??? WOW--it was fantastic!!!


One more picture of Mark and Robin --on top of the world!!!


I love this picture of Mark and Robin... They are always SO good to me....  Thank You AGAIN,   Mark and Robin, for making Mother's Day so special for me...



Two lovers  enjoying our day with family!!!!!  Not only was it special to me to be with Mark and Robin,  but the most special part of my life, my Georgie,  was there with me!!!  I am so blessed.
It did get a little cool on the top of that mountain  (hence the coats) --but it was mostly the winds!!!!! But---we weren't complaining because it truly was a beautiful day with bright sunshine!!!!

On a Clear Day,  You can See Forever!!!!!!  Mother's Day 2020 was that day for us!!!!!  Such Views;  Such company;  Such a gorgeous ride on the back roads in the Jeep;   LIVE IS GOOD!!!!

Hugs,


22 comments:

Ann said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate mothers day. The view is spectacular. Your dinner looks delicious too. Mark and Robin thought of everything didn't they? I'm so glad you had a good day.

Big Dude said...

What a great treat for Mothers Day. I know being with family and on a mountain top was as good as it gets for you. Glad you had such a wonderful day.

Marcia said...

Very lucky you. If we had done something like that we would be in quarantine here for 14 days. As it is we will be quarantined in June after we return from a Father's Day trip to Buffalo to see daughter and family and their new home. We will use the quarantine time to pack up for our move to NH. We'll come out of quarantine the week before the movers come. We can't argue with the rules because the rules have kept us Covid free here so far.

George said...

It was a wonderful day. Mark and Robin planned a perfect way to celebrate Mother's Day.

Arkansas Patti said...

Wow, what a perfect day and meal. Amazing views, wonderful cooks, and great service. Think picnics should be more common place.
So glad you had such a special Mother's Day.

linda m said...

That is a Mother's Day you will never forget. Perfect day, perfect view and very special people to share it with.

Betsy said...

Betsy, your happiness comes through in each word you wrote. What a special day. Mark and Robin put a lot of thought and love into your special day. Thank you so much for sharing the blessings of a happy Mother's Day with all of us.
Blessings and hugs,
Betsy

David said...

Betsy, Great treat for you on mother's day! Very thoughtful... Amazing location and very nicely planned out. Stay Safe and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Ginny Hartzler said...

what a perfect mother's Day! He is so thoughtful! You are looking so different! Younger, for one thing.

Ruth Hiebert said...

That looks like tons of fun. I am glad that Mark and Robin took the time to spoil you.I bet they enjoyed as much as you did.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

What a great day! Happy Mother's Day.

The Furry Gnome said...

Pretty special!

Lady Fi said...

What a joyous post!

Connie said...

Dinner sounds great, and the view you had--wow! Great photos. Glad to hear you had such a nice Mother's Day!

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh Betsy, what a wonderful way to celebrate mothers day, you are going to have so many memories of this special day.
The views are magnificent, the weather looks great, the food delicious, and the company so very special :)

Wow!

My good wishes.

All the best Jan

diane b said...

It must have been great to have such a good time when there is chaos in the world.

BeachGypsy said...

that mothers day cannot be topped, no way!! What a beautiful day......clear an sunny, blue skies! and being with FAMILY. Loved this post. You can see the joy.

Lady Di Tn said...

Mark and Robin picked the perfect place for you. Y'all look so very happy. Could not happen to a better lady plus great shot of the Tn Love birds. Peace

Charlene said...

What a wonderful day you had! It looks beautiful and the food looks delish. Happy Mom and Dad's day to you both! Charlene

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I could just feel the happiness on your special day and know how cool that wind can be up on the mountains! What an amazing view and wonderful meal! They really treated you like Queen for the day...and the ride in the Jeep sounds like fun too! How nice! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Diane

Linda said...

How nice! Beautiful place!

Great-Granny Grandma said...

That sounds like a wonderful day. The view is spectacular, the food looks delicious, and you all looks so happy.