Wow! It really has been awhile, hasn’t it? Our Dear Author (DA) has graduated from graduate school (last December actually… in 2015). Now she’s trying to get some experience in the library field so that she can get hired by someone! That’s the fortune of being plastic… no need to work!
Also, DA is moving! We shall try to take and post pictures of our new place once things get settled. So we haven’t been able to travel as much as we once did, and hopefully, things will pick up once again after everything has calmed down some. DA is trying to get involved with the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), which could mean more activities for us to stowaway to! Stay tuned!
We had a brief snowstorm a few days ago, and pictures were taken!
Maybe as the winter continues, there will be more snowfall and more opportunities for play!
We shall try to update things as they happen. Hopefully, the absences won’t be quite as long…
This is unexpected indeed! Two posts so close to one another! This one is due to a spontaneous trip to a local historical site and museum. We were taken on a guided tour an learned many historical facts!
Jasper was very interested in the grounds and the house since he’s a history buff as well has a Civil War veteran himself.
Things are getting back into the swing of things now that we’re approaching the end of Summer. For instance, today, we took a trip to a school library.
Our “caretaker,” if you will, is studying to be a school librarian and as a part of that, she must do an internship at a school library for a certain number of hours. We decided to keep her company today.
It a very interesting job, from what we’ve seen so far. We have more than a passing familiarity with many school libraries over the years, and while some things have changed, many others have stayed the same.
There will be another library to visit on another day, so we will be back again!
Things have been a little slow around here this summer. There’s not been a lot of activity lately. Hopefully that will change eventually in the next few months or so. A big trip is planned in the neat future, and we’d like to bring everyone along!
Far be it for us to be remiss in our followers. Our caretaker has had a busy life since returning back to school to earn her Master’s Degree, so maybe we should be a little lenient, shall we?
In any event, We had a very low key winter this year, and not a lot was happening. We did manage to go to an old local fort a few months back when there was a big snowfall to play in and that was quite a bit of fun.
We even managed to find a snowman that was just our size!!
So as we waited for the snow to thaw and the warm weather to visit us once again, we lay low for a little while.
Now the weather has turned warmer and the spring colors are in full bloom! We managed to sneak in some snuggles among some tulips.
Here’s hoping everyone is having a beautiful spring and enjoying the wonderful weather!
Due to a forgotten post yesterday, this is a combination post.
First of all, on Sunday the 21st of September, we went to Sycamore Shoals Historic Area. There was an Overmountain Victory celebration over the weekend and we had the opportunity to participate in the events, such as the firing of the cannon.
There is also a small exibit on site with photographs, media dispays and wax figures.
I have this strange feeling we’re being watched.
Today was a highly enjoyable excursion to the Biltmore Estate located in Asheville, NC which is an hour or so drive away from us. It was built in the late 19th Century by George Vanderbilt and is currently the largest privately owned residence in the United States. Since no photographs are allowed inside the house, all pictures were limited to the outside only.
The carved stone lions are guarding the main entrance of the home.
Well, after a wee bit of a hiatus, we are back in business! D’s father and step-mother are visiting from Michigan and therefore it means adventure time!
First of all, last night, the group of us went to a town called Erwin, TN where the humans ate at a nice family owned BBQ place called the ‘Hawg n Dawg’.
Today, we took a trip into Tennessee’s oldest city, Jonesborough. The historic district is very quaint and lovely and everyone had a marvelous time! We took the opportunity to pose for our Autumn pictures.
Later in the evening, the troupe went to a delicious eatery called “Cootie Brown’s”.
The travel adventures of Jasper Hale and Alice Cullen