|6200 ft. Water Rock Knob|
In the early 90's it went through major renovations with a new owner that pretty much saved it from demolition, adding in bathrooms, creating Balsam Mountain Inn with fifty rooms. BTW, Mom Yvonnie, if there really was an Elm Creek Quilt Camp like in our books, I imagine it would be something like this old inn. On our first night, we had a wonderful meal of steak for Matt, fruited pork chop for me, yummy salad greens, carmel brie with apples and crackers as our appetizer, and twice baked potatoes. We topped off our meal with a shared dessert---- oreo chocolate truffles with ice cream. I think that might be the best dessert ever!!! After dinner, we spent a couple of hours enjoying the view and good uninterrupted conversation together from those porch rockers. The next day, we did some mountain climbing (okay the climb was technically only .5 miles but was SO steep) and then shopping in downtown Waynesville, especially enjoying a store with primitives and folk art type items. Also, I found a new favorite NC artist, Teresa Pennington, whose color pencil pieces of birds, trees, fences, and other beautiful natural surroundings are so gorgeous and life like. I purchased two small bird prints for my guest room (and no I've not finished those curtains yet). Of course a get-a-way without kids would not be complete without a visit to a quilt shop, but I only bought two yards of fabric total. After dinner, we returned to the inn and enjoyed hot tea in the red bead board library (love that room), while trying to read some of Dicken's Little Dorrit. We returned home to happy children and happy grandparents, so all is good.
|S laughing over I Love Lucy|
|E at Darryl's on Thursday after conference|
|Muffy sewing a special present|
|Cupcake's new flower garden|
Happy summer everyone.