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”.
We’ll try not to make a habit of posting an entry only once a month. The humans are pretty well settled into their new place, but while there are many places to explore, there aren’t always opportunities to take advantage of them.
So, let’s start with our trip to Abingdon, VA earlier in the month! Abingdon is a wonderful place filled with lots of history and wonderful sites.
As The Beatles say: All you need is LOVE.
It has a rich history and beautiful gardens and buildings.
The Martha Washington Inn. Formerly a ladies college.
There were nearby muster grounds where a Civil War weekend was taking place.
Jasper: Boy, does THIS take me back!
This past weekend was a picnic at a local, out of the way waterfall called Blue Hole. The humans had joined a couple of Meetup groups in an effort to meet more people.
Naturally Jasper and Alice came along.
Waterfalls are just so tranquil.
Since Jasper and Alice don’t eat human food, they were content to simply enjoy the view.
And welcome to this blog, Aaron from the NSO! Happy to have you visiting!
Happy independence Day everyone! Hope you were able to celebrate with loved ones today!!
As for Jasper and Alice, they went along with their human companions to Rocky Mount Living History Museum, which has a working sheep farm, a museum and a tour of one of the first settlements in this area.
Alice: Great. You can see right up my nose.
There were reenactors in costume who would explain a little about the house and what it was like to live in the late 18th Century.
There were also many beautiful flowers as well as an herb garden and a vegetable garden.
And let’s not forget the sheep:
Jasper: It’s a good thing we fed before coming here…
Hope you’ll join us once again for the next adventure that awaits us!
Today we went on a picnic to nearby Buffalo Mountain Park. Well, the human companions had the picnic, we were just along for the ride so to speak.
So while the humans were eating, we wandered around a bit.
Beautiful flowers! Don’t know what they’re called. Must look into this.
The park itself consisted mostly of a picnic area and various hiking trails. The humans decided they weren’t capable as of yet to tackle the trails. so they walked the loop around the picnic area.
This tree stump is the perfect size for us!
There were rumors of bears around, but none were seen. This disappointed Jasper somewhat since it’d been awhile since he had a bear. Alice had to remind him that since this was a park, the bears (and other wildlife) were under government protection.
Hopefully as we explore the area more, there will be more photo ops to be had. Stay tuned!
The travel adventures of Jasper Hale and Alice Cullen