Wednesday, November 7, 2018


View from Blowing Rock in the mountains above Boone.

I've gotten way behind in blogging. My mom was out here the last 2 weeks of October. We didn't make it to Asheville, as planned, but we did head up to Boone one afternoon! The view up there is gorgeous but my pics don't begin to do it justice. 

Candy room at Mast General Store.

Our first stop was Starbucks for coffee, snacks and bathroom breaks. After that we drove around by the university and over to Mast General Store. The store is just adorable! One room was full of barrels of candy and unique toys! Other rooms had clothing, home d├ęcor, shoes and boots and so much more! I think there was a little bit of everything. 

We stopped at a couple little shops across the street from the general store too. We went in a 
thrift shop.. I would've loved to browse a while but not with 4 kids in tow ha! 

I had the bright idea to start potty training Indie that morning... before we had even 
decided to go to Boone. So she wore her new Minnie Mouse panties under a diaper. We
had a dozen bathroom stops and several pantie/diaper changes while we were out. Definitely
an adventure lol! She still isn't trained but we're getting there. 

We drove up into the mountains just before sunset. We passed these deer in one yard at the top
of a mountain. They just stood there and stared at us. So cute!! It's hard to see but one or two of them were pretty little/young. 

We passed a Appalachian Ski Mountain in Blowing Rock and drove by tons of cute houses and cabins. It would be so fun to spend a cozy weekend up there after it snows! 

It was freezing up there! I know they've had at least one snow fall since were there. 

These two actually stood close together and put their arms around each
other for this picture! A rare moment for sure!
We stopped at a couple look-outs for pictures. I wish I could have captured how beautiful it really is. 

We had a great time especially for a last minute drive up there! Boone is much bigger than I realized. 
We drove up there one day last summer when I bought something off a buy/sell/trade group. We stopped on the outskirts of town and I thought that was it ha! Once you get into the city it's really busy and looks like there's plenty to do! We can't wait to go back again! 

You can learn more about Boone and see how gorgeous it really is here.