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Monday, July 19, 2021

Anniversary Trip to Pisgah Inn, North Carolina 2021


Dear Blog Friends,   On June 21-24, 2021,  George and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary at Pisgah Inn,  along the Blue Ridge Parkway west of Asheville,  North Carolina.  The picture above was taken at the Craggy Pinnacle on our Anniversary, June 23, 2021.  We invite you to sit back today, relax with a coffee (or something of your choice),  and come with us on our Journey!


On the 21st,  our first stop was at BILTMORE HOUSE and GARDENS (Asheville, NC).  Of course,  we love seeing all of the seasonal flowers and plants outdoors.  BUT--what we loved the most this time was visiting the Model Railroad Display in the Conservatory.   Not only do they have model trains running throughout the Conservatory --but amongst all of these trains,  they also added miniature displays of the Biltmore Estate buildings surrounded by the Conservatory flowers and plants.. We were SO amazed to see all of this fantastic work.  Above is a "HUGE" replica of the Biltmore House that they built in the Conservatory.  Wish you could see the detail in this display in person.  AMAZING.




Look what they had on display in the Conservatory at Biltmore---  A WATERFALL just for US of course!!!!ha.... Can you see the railroad bridge above it?  Like I said,  this entire display is AWESOME.



OKAY---now we are on the road,  heading along the Blue Ridge Parkway toward Pisgah Inn.  We (of course) had to stop at some of the overlooks to get some pictures...One can never have enough pictures of the mountains!!!!!



We are HERE... So--why don't you sit awhile with us,  have some hot tea,  and just enjoy the view... Since we are above 5000 feet up here,  it is always MUCH cooler!!!!




OR --if there's not enough room on our balcony,  we can sit here and still enjoy the view of the valley and mountains!!!





Here's a Panorama I did of the beautiful view we had from Pisgah Inn... Just breath-taking!!!!





Did you sleep well?  We certainly did!!!!  This is our view the next morning. (June 22)...  We woke up to FOG all around us!!!!! After it began to clear a little,  I got this shot from our balcony to share with you...  




We relaxed in the room most of the morning --but when the fog lifted,  we took off heading south on the Blue Ridge Parkway --driving to the highest point (about 6000 feet)... Of course we stopped and checked out the views (and that amazing SKY).  





We headed back to Pisgah Inn and had some dinner there.  We enjoyed seeing the sunset --and that beautiful pink sky... BUT--we had an extra treat, and that was seeing an 'almost' full moon that night!!!





The next morning (June 23--and our Anniversary Day) --- we enjoyed seeing a beautiful sunrise from our Balcony... What a great way to begin a special day!





Okay --I'll stop this trip for today!!!!   BUT--I just HAVE  to show you one more pretty view of the early morning sun --and some fog in the valley below!!!

Hope you are enjoying our trip so far!!!!!! I still have two more days to share --but that will come in a Part II Blog post...

Thanks to so many of you who have asked about my health... I am doing really good right now!!!!  The new heart medication is working like a charm,  but there are some side effects I am dealing with (mostly neuropathy problems with my feet/legs)....   That problem is MINOR compared to what I go through when I am in A Fib....SO---I'm doing good!!!!!  

Continue your thoughts and prayers for my George --as he continues to deal with a disc problem in his back which affects his leg...   Unlike me,  he seldom complains,  but there are times when he has A LOT of pain....

BUT--life goes on for two 79 year olders!!!!   We are still kicking and HAPPY.

Hugs,

Betsy💝💛💚💕




 

23 comments:

babYpose said...

Hi Happy anniversary 👩‍❤️‍👨 may you continuously have amazing days. My eyes had so much rest to see views you have shared. Sit and stare at the horizon giev a such a plaeasure at this time around. Thank you so mucch,💓❤️

Ann said...

Happy belated anniversary. What a wonderful trip. Those views are spectacular. That would be amazing sitting out on the balcony and seeing that view any time of day.
What a special treat at Biltmore House. They must have known how much you two love waterfalls. :)

Betsy said...

Such gorgeous photos dear Betsy. Thank you for taking us along on your anniversary trip. I miss our mountains so it's nice to see yours this morning. Dennis is on a trip home to Spokane. When he flew in yesterday he felt like he was HOME.
Blessings and hugs,
Betsy

Marcia said...

You know I bookmarked that Inn to visit one day but we didn't ever get there before we moved so far away. It looks like another lovely anniversary celebration. Glad to hear you are doing well.

George said...

You got some great pictures of our stay at Pisgah Inn. Your picture of the moon at sunset is gorgeous.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful views and photos Betsy! Your anniversary trip looks like fun times.
Love the moon and sunset shot. I am glad you are doing well, I hope George feel better soon!

Take care, have a happy day!

Big Dude said...

Looks like you had a great trip and I like the way you celebrate your time together.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Betsy, your photos are breathtaking! My favorite is the gorgeous sunset over the mountains. You really had an anniversary in Paradise. Didn't George used to take a small amount of steroid every day? Was it for this condition? I wish there was something that could help. your header and background are gorgeous! And I especially loved visiting Biltmore with you.

Linda G. said...

What a wonderful way to spend your anniversary. Your pictures are gorgeous.

Fun60 said...

Twenty years. Where does the time go? Happy anniversary to the two of you. Once again you have chosen an idyllic place for your celebration.

Chatty Crone said...

Betsy and George - HAPPY ANNIVERSARY - the photos were GORGEOUS!

Ruth Hiebert said...

As I was reading the words and looking at those gorgeous pictures, i just can feel the love between you and George. What a blessing that you have each other and are able to celebrate these special moments.God has and is blessing you richly.

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh Betsy, what a wonderful anniversary trip.
The photographs are gorgeous, the views majestic.

I think you two are doing brilliantly, keep on keeping on!
My good wishes.

All the best Jan

happyone said...

Happy Anniversary a bit late to you and George. Sounds and looks like a great place to celebrate. The photos are gorgeous.

The Furry Gnome said...

20 years! Congratulations! And what a wonderful trip to celabrate. Brings back memories.

David said...

Betsy and George... Congratulations on all these years of love for each other. Love the scenery photos but I'd be all about that model train set up with all the props they constructed! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Linda said...

Best wishes to both of you! The pictures are delightful.

Jeevan said...

You guys really rock despite the health problems, and it's an inspiration to a lot! At the age of 69, my father experience neuropathy because of long-time diabetes, but it wasn't serious. I enjoyed all the views you shot there on the mountains and valleys, along with the stunning skies! Loved the miniature of the building and waterfall - absolutely made for you. :)

Take care
Wishes to continue with cheers.

diane b said...

Congratulations on your anniversary the day before my birthday. Your trip looks wonderful with those beautiful mountain views.

Barb said...

Belated Happy 20th to you and George. Your photos are fantastic - I feel like I was there with you. What views you had! I'm glad to hear your A-Fib is being controlled and hope George finds relief soon. Your Header photo is gorgeous!

Charlene said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! Looks like a wonderful time. I went to the Biltmore once, a few years ago at Christmas. I want to go again to see everything in bloom. Blessings to you both, Charlene

Shug said...

I'm so thankful that you two are close enough to enjoy all of the beauty near you. Every photo has something different to offer to the eye and I love that you share all these things with us....hugs

My Tata's Cottage said...

Hi Betsy happy anniversary again as I look over your lovely photos. I was talking with another blogging about you and George and how you take such terrific photos. I am so far behind coming to visit. But here I am . I have the two of you always on my mind and am happy you had such a great time. A friend of mine moved with her phamily from Western NY to Tenneessee recently. I believe they are near Knoxville and I know the area where they moved is quite historical. Civil War era. They are very happy and Amanda was blessed because her sister moved from Massachusetts too so they are all close. My prayer is one day we can visit Tennessee. Such beautiful sites to see. Hoping this wekeend will be a great one for you and always thinking of you my sweet friend. Hope everyone is doing well. :-)